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Why is it needed?

The exchange of user information between two points, or identity management systems, depends upon the acceptance of an open, XML-based standard such as SPML. The different components of an Identity Management system will often come from different vendors; interoperability requires common syntax and protocols for the messages that will flow between these components.


SPML version 1.0 is a draft OASIS standard being developed within the OASIS Provisioning Services Technical Committee. SPML version 1.0 is currently at Committee Specification status and is expected to be ratified in Summer 2003.

Entrust Involvement

Entrust is an active member of the OASIS Provisioning Services Technical Committee working on SPML. Additionally, Entrust participated in the SPML interoperability event at Burton Catalyst.