Friday, September 20, 2013

PKCS 11 Technical Committee Face to Face

This week, Oracle hosted the OASIS PKCS 11 Technical Committee's face to face meeting on our Santa Clara campus.

It was a very productive two days, I believe we got through some of the final issues to the next revision of the standard (v2.40).  Work won't finish there, it seems, as all of the committee members are excited about what we can do in the future to make PKCS 11 an even more robust interface for providing cryptographic services to applications and utilities.

As most of you already know, Solaris's user level Cryptographic Framework is a PKCS 11 API, so we're very excited to see the standard progress and evolve.

As co-chair of the committee, I am so proud of everyone's hard work in dusting off the standard and doing the hard work necessary to quickly converge to get the next revision ready to go!

The standard moved from RSA to OASIS earlier this year.