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The three main UMA Version 0.9 specificationsUMA Core, OAuth Resource Set Registration, and UMA Claim Profiles – completed a 45-day public review period as of September 6, 2014. The UMA group has launched interop testing, and is holding an open implementors' meeting on the afternoon of October 29 at IIW XIX. To find out more, subscribe to the UMA-dev list. To learn about existing implementations that we know about, visit our Implementations page
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We are undertaking some important new work on an UMA "relationship manager" extension to fully enable a resource owner dashboard experience, and more. You can check it out by reading our Meetings and Minutes. To understand more about our work on business-legal considerations, including identity relationship management (IRM)-based delegation use cases, see our Legal hub page. If you're interested to contribute to any of this, be sure to click our Join link above! ⬆︎

Here are the UMA Grant (PDF, HTML for deep linking) and UMA Federated Authorization Recommendations (PDF, HTML for deep linking). Don't miss the UMA2 masterclass delivered by two UMAnitarians at the Identiverse conference in Boston in June 2018 (slides and video). (The slides and video from the previous year's Authorization: Age of UMA session set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was also a big hit!) The Release Notes review all final UMA1-to-UMA2 changes. See also the UMA Implementer's Guide, our list of known Implementations, and discussions of Case Studies. Finally, see the detailed UMA Grant sequence diagram and FedAuthz sequence diagram.

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The purpose of the UMA Work Group (charter) is to develop specs that let an individual control the authorization of data sharing and service access made between online services on the individual's behalf, and to facilitate interoperable implementations of the specs. Read the spec

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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,

test your interop

follow us on Twitter, get involved!

Follow us on Twitter – our handle is @UMAWG. (

The group is currently working on extensions to UMA V2.0.

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

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Recent webinars:

News:

  • October 8: Don't miss the newest entry up on the Case Studies page: How to Give K-12 Students Control of Their Own Data, with a "homework assistance" theme.
  • October 6: Interop testing has begun. Make sure to subscribe to the UMA-dev list to keep up on interop activities!
  • August 20: Looking for a quick-reference way to understand UMA's relationship with the rest of the "Venn of authorization", including OAuth and OpenID Connect? See the Venn "infographic" slides (ppt, pdf).
  • August 17: Got a use case for UMA? Want help documenting a case study? See the new UMA case study worksheet PowerPoint slide deck, which can help you create a custom set of diagrams to describe your unique circumstances. Also see examples of other case studies on our dedicated Case Studies page.
  • July 24: Check out the latest entry on our Case Studies page: an industrial IoT authorization case study submitted by Intel. In the new Internet of Things, refrigerated shipping containers are resource servers and ships are clients.
  • May 14: UMA was one of the recipients of a European Identity Conference award today! Find the news on our Facebook page (and "like" us while you're at it).
  • Check out the "assembly cut" of the UMA demo video here. Thanks to Dazza Greenwood for being our video producer!
 


News:

  • 6 Sep '21: Congratulations to UMA WG members from Origo on their role in the UK Pensions Dashboard Programme! See this page in the Kantara wiki for more information on using UMA for PDP purposes.
  • 10 Jun '21: Congratulations to the new leadership team members! Alec Laws (of Identos) is the Chair and Steve Venema (of ForgeRock) is the Vice-Chair. The WG extends its thanks to former Chair Eve Maler for her previous service as chair. Information about the entire leadership team is here.
  • 20 Apr '21: You can get the latest and greatest UMA 101 presentation delivered by UMAnitarians Eve and George at IIW here.
  • 3 Dec '20: The UMA Work Group is pleased to accept a new profile contribution (to be provided immently) related to UK Pensions Dashboards as shown on-screen at its meeting today. Read all about it on our updated Third-Party Profiles and Extensions page.
  • 15 Oct '20: We are undertaking some important new work on an UMA "policy manager" extension, and more. You can check it out by reading our Meetings and Minutes, and if you're interested to contribute, be sure to click our Join link above! ⬆︎
  • 1 Oct '20: WG chair Eve Maler presented UMA, including analyses and comparisons to some other technologies, to the Decentralized Identity Foundation Secure Data Storage WG. Here are her slides.
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  • Chair: Eve MalerAlec Laws
  • Vice-Chair: Maciej MachulakSteve Venema
  • Full leadership team list
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