The OASIS international open standards consortium has begun work to define a set of standardized protocols that online service providers may use to elevate trust when authenticating electronic identity credentials. The goal of the new OASIS Electronic Identity Credential Trust Elevation Methods (Trust Elevation) Technical Committee is to extend interoperability among online service providers (such as banks and health care providers) and make e-transactions easier for end users.
The OASIS Trust Elevation protocol will be vendor-neutral and product-agnostic. It will promote interoperability among multiple identity providers as well as among federations and frameworks. The work will reconcile the fundamental gap between credential-based trust approaches (used in e-gov) and transaction risk mitigation-based trust approaches (used in B2B).
Committee Sponsors include: Advanced Micro Devices, Axiomatics, Bank of America, BiTKOO, Boeing, Booz Allen Hamilton, CA Technologies, Intel, JPMorgan Chase Bank, New Zealand Government, OIX, Red Hat, SafeNet, Tiani "Spirit", US National Institutes of Health (NIH), US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), US Veterans Health Administration, and others.
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