AuthXML joins OASIS security committee
15:46, 17 Jan 2001 UTC | Simon St.Laurent

OASIS announced the addition of AuthXML to the Security Services technical committee, formed to "create a horizontal e-business security specification."

AuthXML has been under development as:

"a transport-independent XML definition that allows security authorities in separate organizations to communicate about authentication, authorization, user profiles and authenticated user sessions in an open way. "

While AuthXML was founded by Securant Technologies, it was set up to create a "vendor-neutral" and "completely open standard." Eric Olden of Securant Technologies noted that "By channeling the momentum of AuthXML into the committee, we look forward to advancing the development of a common, unified standard."

While security work is still in its early phases, this union may avoid a split among competing factions.

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