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Justification for classifying these changes as being ‘minor’ (non-breaking):

The revision proposed to the SAML V2.0 Implementation Profile for Federation Interoperability V1.0 is shown below. In Agenda Item 4c(iii) 10 in the Notes from the FIWG meeting of 2019-12-04, this quorate call agreed that a) it is a non-breaking (minor) change, b) did not identify any IPR conflicts c) is a close knit community and any implementations using the current published V1.0 would be known about; and therefore arguably fit for immediate release as V1.1 with the change made.

Revision to SAML V2.0 Implementation Profile for Federation Interoperability V1.0:

In the SAML 2.0 implementation profile, IIP-ALG06 states:
The following DigestMethod algorithms SHOULD be supported for both of the above key transport algorithms for backward compatibility.

This requirement should be corrected to read:
The following DigestMethod algorithms MUST be supported for both of the above key transport algorithms.

Specific and most recent commit related to the proposed change is at

The FIWG therefore recommends release of this SAML V2.0 Implementation Profile for Federation Interoperability V1.1 at the earliest opportunity on the basis that the revisions per se are minor in nature and do not break any known implementations.

Motion:To reduce the duration of the Public Review period and IPR Review period to zero for the minor material and non-material editorial changes to the SAML V2.0 Implementation Profile for Federation Interoperability.
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idReduce duration of the Public Comment and IPR Review to zero?
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Document Date:

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SAML V2.0 Implementation Profile for Federation Interoperability



WG Charter:


Ballot Opens:

Ballot Closes:

December 17, 2019 

December 24, 2019

Voting Rules:Super Majority vote of the LC
Ballot Information:

KI Operating Procedures SECTION LC Approval, Public Review and IPR Review Period Requirements: 

The LC can, by Super Majority vote of the LC, reduce the duration of, or remove altogether, the IPR Review Period and/or the Public Review period in instances where there is low risk of patent, copyright and applicable IPR issues, and/or low risk of a reduction in quality of the output, and/or the changes are minor and (in the case of criteria, do not break implementations) non-material editorial changes to Group- Approved Recommendations or Technical Specifications. The decision must take into consideration the risk of liability being assumed by reduction or removal of the review period and the impact of changes on affected parties (e.g. Service Providers and Assessors). The decision and rationale shall be reported to the Board of Directors at the next Board of Directors meeting.

Eligible voters:

WG eGov
WG Federation Interoperability
WG Identity Assurance
WG User-Managed Access
WG Consent & Information Sharing
WG Consent Management Solutions
WG Healthcare Identity Assurance