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titleThe UMA Version 2.0 specs are approved by the WG as final Draft Recommendations are available for Public Comment!

The Work Group is pleased to announce that it has published the UMA Version 2.0 Draft Recommendations, approved for their Public Comment and IPR Review period: has completed the process of implementing edits to the specifications as a result of the Public Comment/IPR Review period, and have approved the edited specs as Draft Recommendations and forwarded them to the Kantara Leadership Council for next steps towards finalization as Recommendations. You can see a summary in our Disposition of Comments document. See UMA 2.0 Grant for OAuth 2.0 Authorization (UMA Grant rev 0508) and Federated Authorization for UMA 2.0 (FedAuthz rev 05). To comment, please email your comments to staff@kantarainitiative.org with the subject "UMAWG COMMENT SUBMISSION". For details about this period, see the Kantara announcement.08).

Resources to understand more about UMA are available and growing. For example, especially if you're familiar with UMA V1, check out this detailed swimlane to get the broad strokes of what has changed. We're fleshing out the Release Notes, updating the UMA Implementer's Guide, and attending to similar tasks around the siteDon't miss the slides and video from Authorization: Age of UMA, the Introducing UMA 2.0 session delivered by two UMA coauthors at the Chicago Cloud Identity Summit (and stay tuned for the video). The Release Notes are complete except for Disposition of Comments content. The UMA Implementer's Guide is nearly complete. Also see these UMA Grant and FedAuthz sequence diagrams. If you're interested to help, we invite you to join the group! Fill out the Group Participation Agreement form to get going.

Two members of our Work Group premiered UMA 2.0 at the recent Cloud Identity Summit 2017. When the presentation video is available online, we'll link it here. You won't want to miss it. It was Marvellous.

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User-Managed Access (UMA) is an award-winning OAuth-based protocol designed to give an individual a unified control point for authorizing who and what can get access to their digital data, content, and services, no matter where all those things live. Read the specs, join the group, check out the implementations, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, get involved!

The UMA Roadmap for 2016 page guided the use cases and technical issues that the Work Group focused on in its UMA V2.0 effort. You can find other drivers in the Work Group's original compendium of Scenarios and Use Cases, its Case Studies page, and its User Stories page.

The short link for this page is http://tinyurl.com/umawg.


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  • September 11: The Work Group has completed the process of implementing edits to the specifications as a result of the Public Comment/IPR Review period, and have approved the edited specs as Draft Recommendations and forwarded them to the Kantara Leadership Council for next steps towards finalization as Recommendations. You can see a summary in our Disposition of Comments document. See UMA 2.0 Grant for OAuth 2.0 Authorization(UMA Grant rev 08) and Federated Authorization for UMA 2.0(FedAuthz rev 08).
  • July 27: The UMA V2.0 Public Comment period is closed! The Work Group is sorting through the comments we received, and determining and implementing responses as appropriate. You can follow along in our Disposition of Comments document-in-progress. We have published an interim set of resulting specifications: UMA 2.0 Grant for OAuth 2.0 Authorization 
  • (UMA Grant rev 06) and Federated Authorization for UMA 2.0 (FedAuthz rev 06).
  • July 24: Don't miss the slides from Authorization: Age of UMA, the Introducing UMA 2.0 session delivered by two UMA coauthors at the Chicago Cloud Identity Summit (and stay tuned for the video).
  • June 29: The Work Group has re-elected its leadership team: Eve Maler (@xmlgrrl) as chair, Maciej Machulak (@mmachulak) as vice-chair and implementations coordinator, and Domenico Catalano (@domcat) as graphics and user experience editor. Thanks to all for serving!
  • June 26: Don't miss this great new article on UMA 2.0 by spec coauthor Justin Richer.
  • May 25: The Work Group is pleased to announce that it has published the UMA Version 2.0 Draft Recommendations, approved for their Public Comment period: UMA 2.0 Grant for OAuth 2.0 Authorization (UMA Grant rev 05) and Federated Authorization for UMA 2.0 (FedAuthz rev 05). To comment, please email your comments to staff@kantarainitiative.org with the subject "UMAWG COMMENT SUBMISSION". For details about this period, see the Kantara announcement.
  • March 3: The UMA Legal subgroup is meeting again to look at important new deliverables. If you've got a legal specialty, or want to contribute to the connection between consent/permission/authorization/delegation and the regulatory data protection world, you're just the kind of person we're looking for.
  • November 4: The UMA Legal subgroup has a new sharpened-up charter today! Check out the Legal page for links to interim deliverables. Particularly if you're a "legal eagle", are familiar with GDPR, or have business use cases involving delegation or proxies/guardians, we'd love for you to join us and help out. (See the Join link on this page.)
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  • Vice-Chair: Maciej Machulak
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