About IDtrust XML.org

This is the official community gathering place and information resource for identify and trusted infrastructure standards. The site is hosted by the OASIS IDtrust Member Section, a group that encourages new participation from developers and users. This is a community-driven site, and the public is encouraged to contribute content.

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For information on the policies, terms, and guidelines for using this site, see XML.org Communities. For information specific to IDtrust XML.org, see the links listed below.


Funding for this site is provided by the OASIS IDtrust Member Section and by select OASIS Sponsor-level members. For information on XML.org Sponsorship, contact communications@oasis-open.org.

Editorial board

Creation and oversight of content for this site is provided by the OASIS IDtrust Member Section.

The OASIS IDtrust Member Section welcomes new participation, as well as suggestions and comments regarding its work and this web site. Please direct your inquiries to the relevant contacts below:

Membership join@oasis-open.org
Press communications@oasis-open.org
Governance member-services@oasis-open.org
Website webmaster@oasis-open.org

Contribute content

IDtrust XML.org is a community-driven site and encourages content contributions from readers.

Register for the site, then log in to:


Wiki Knowledgebase pages can be directly edited by others.

Each News, Events, Products, Services, Resources, Forums, and Blog page can only be edited by its author; others are invited to provide feedback using the 'comment' link at the bottom of the page.


See also:

- XML.org Terms of Use
- XML.org Code of Conduct
- XML.org Editorial Guidelines

How to edit or add a Wiki page

The community is encouraged to edit and add to the collaborative Wiki Knowledgebase on topics related to using and understanding identity standards.

Register for the site, then log in to:

  • Edit an existing Wiki page
    • Select the 'Edit' tab on the page you wish to change.
  • Suggest a new Wiki page
    • Select the 'Edit' tab on the Wiki outline or other page.
    • In the 'Body' field, insert your new page title surrounded by double brackets.
    • Select the 'Submit' button. Your new link will now appear in red.
    • At any time, you (or someone else) may click on the red link and create the page.
  • Add a Wiki page
    Follow the 'Suggest a new Wiki page' steps above or
    • Go directly to the Wiki page submission form.
    • Link to your new page from another page using the link icon on the 'Edit' view.
  • Tag a page
    • Select the 'Edit' tab on the page you wish to tag.
    • Insert your tag(s) in the 'Tag' field.

When you create a Wiki page, all visitors to the site will be able to view your contribution, and all registered users will be able to edit it and add tags and links. If you don't want your writing to be edited, consider placing it in another section on this site. See Contribute content for more options.

Why add tags

Tags permit readers to find pages that address a particular subject. The tag cloud enables readers to navigate to pages on subjects of interest and lets authors review tags others are using. Tags can contain multiple words and should begin with a capital letter.

How to share user experiences on this site

Users of identity and trusted infrastructure standards are encouraged to share their experiences with others on this site in a variety of ways:

  • Describe your specific experience with a product or service provider by selecting the 'Add new comment' link at the bottom of the vendor's listing in the IDtrust Products or Services directory.
  • Add your organization's name to the Deployments page in the Wiki Knowledgebase.

Link to this site

Help us build the IDtrust XML.org community. Link to our site from your web page or include our logo in your presentations and other printed materials.

Simply download the attached png file or right click on the image below and select "save" from the pop up menu. When placing the logo online, be sure it's linked to http://idtrust.xml.org.

IDtrust logo for linking

Note: It is expected that any person using the IDtrust XML.org logo does so in an appropriate fashion, the logo is not modified, the design colors and aspect are retained and space around the logo is sufficient so as to prevent the logo from being construed as part of another graphic element. The logo remains the property of OASIS.

Your help in promoting IDtrust XML.org is greatly appreciated.

Blogging guidelines

No matter what level of expertise you have with IDtrust standards, we encourage you to create a blog on this site.

Create an IDtrust XML.org Blog if your primary objective is to provide an ongoing journal to:
Do not use Blogs if your primary objective is to:

Inappropriate blogs will be removed from this site.

Naming your blog

You may designate a special name for your blog by editing your IDtrust XML.org profile. If you don't designate a blog name, your userid will be the default.

To name your blog, simply log in, click on your userid in the upper right corner, select the "Edit" tab, and complete the "Blog title" field at the bottom of the page.

Each post you make to your blog will be published under its own title and under your blog name.


Optionally, you may associate each of your blog posts with one or more subject tags. Tags can contain multiple words and should begin with a capital letter.

Blogs on other sites

If you blog about identity-related standards on other sites, please add a link from our Blogroll page.


See also:

- Contribe content
- IDtrust XML.org bloggers (alphabetical list of bloggers on this site by name)
- IDtrust XML.org blog posts (chronological list of all blog posts created on this site)
- IDtrust XML.org Blogging guidelines
- IDtrust XML.org Blog submission form