A new OASIS technical committee for Provisioning Services has been proposed by company representatives from Access360, Business Layers, Jamcracker, Novell, Oblix, OpenNetwork, Sena Consulting, Thor Technologies, VeriSign, and Waveset. The purpose of the proposed OASIS Provisioning Services Technical Committee (PSTC) is "to define an XML-based framework for exchanging user, resource, and service provisioning information. The TC will develop an end-to-end, open, provisioning specification developed from existing provisioning specifications which are of public knowledge, accessible, and freely distributed. [Specifically,] the work proposes to take into consideration the Active Digital Profile (ADPr), the Extensible Resource Provisioning Management (XRPM), and the Information Technology Markup Language (ITML) Provisioning specifications, along with any other relevant and timely submissions. The PSTC will produce a set of one or more Committee Specifications that will cover use cases and requirements, information model, protocol(s), bindings, and conformance; all of the aforementioned are to be examined with respect to security considerations. The goal [subject to revision] is to submit a Committee Specification to the OASIS membership for its approval by September 2002."
Representatives from twelve companies met to discuss XML provisioning in a F2F meeting on September 10, 2001 in San Jose, producing a provisional/draft working committee charter and a brainstorming document. Background materials may be found on the XRPM web site or on the main reference page.
- OASIS TC Call For Participation 2001-10-02.
- Provisioning Services Technical Committee web site
- Mailing list archives
- "OASIS Forms Provisioning Services Technical Committee to Standardize Automated Provisioning for Enterprise Resources. Access360, Business Layers, Jamcracker, Novell, Oblix, OpenNetwork Technologies, and Others Unite to Develop Provisioning Specification."
- "XML-Based Provisioning Services" - Main reference page.
- See: "Information Technology Markup Language (ITML)" - Main reference page.
- See: "XRPM Working Group for Extensible Resource Provisioning Management (XRPM)" - Main reference page.
- See: "Active Digital Profile (ADPr)" - Main reference page.
- See: Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP) - Main reference page.