OASIS Identity Metasystem

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Convener: John Bradley, D Reed, Mike Jones

Notes-taker: Mike

Discussion notes, key understandings, outstanding questions, observations, and, if appropriate to this discussion: action items, next steps:

This session discussed the goals and work plan of the OASIS Identity Metasystem Interoperability Technical Committee (IMI TC).

We shared that the committee had completed the first committee draft of the Identity Metasystem Interoperability specification and that it is available for public review. That spec consists of the merger of the content of the Identity Selector Interoperability Profile V1.5, A Guide to Using the Identity Selector Interoperability Profile V1.5 within Web Applications and Browsers, and Application Note: Web Services Addressing Endpoint References and Identity. The Security Considerations and Conformance sections of the committee draft are known to require more work on the part of the committee. This draft is available at:

We also shared the output of this specification is intended to be backwards-compatible with these input documents.

We discussed the coordination with the OASIS Security Services TC to create a SAML 2.0 token profile for use with Information Cards, and that this will likely be the second work to come out of this TC. Also, we discussed that specifications for such innovations as Higgins Relationship Cards and the CardSpace “Geneva” CardTile are likely to be submitted by their inventors to the TC.

DeWitt Clinton led a discussion of the OASIS IPR Regime that the work is being conducted under. It was noted that the IPR Regime for the IMI TC work is the same as that for the underlying specifications, such as WS-Trust.

                                                               - Mike