Test: OASIS Security Services Technical Committee


29-Sep-2005: The individual SAML V2.0 schema files are now available from persistent URLs of the form " http://docs.oasis-open.org/security/saml/v2.0/...". They are all linked from the SAML V2.0 and Post-V2.0 Information section below.

16-Aug-2005: The Liberty Alliance ran a SAML V2.0 interoperability testing session, which was successfully completed by eight companies.


SAML, developed by the Security Services Technical Committee of OASIS, is an XML-based framework for communicating user authentication, entitlement, and attribute information. As its name suggests, SAML allows business entities to make assertions regarding the identity, attributes, and entitlements of a subject (an entity that is often a human user) to other entities, such as a partner company or another enterprise application.

For more information, see the TC Charter and FAQ

The SSTC has a SAML Adoption Subcommittee. Technical Work Produced by the Committee:
External Resources:

Although not produced by the SSTC, the following information offers useful insights into its work:

Mailing Lists and Comments:

security-services: the list used by TC members to conduct Committee work. TC membership is required to post. TC members are automatically subscribed; the public may view archives.

saml-dev: an unmoderated, public mail list that provides an open forum for developers to exchange ideas and information on implementing the SAML OASIS Standard. Subscribe or view archives.*

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Mail archives are available for the following SSTC mailing lists that are no longer in use.

Additional Information:


Past SSTC chairs and co-chairs:

Past SSTC coordinating editors:

Other past SSTC chair sponsorship:

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