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Re: XKMS 2.0

From: Shivaram Mysore <Shivaram.Mysore@Sun.COM>
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2004 11:50:06 -0700
To: security-dev@xml.apache.org
Cc: Stephen Farrell <stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie>, Jose Kahan <jose.kahan@w3.org>, "'www-xkms@w3.org'" <www-xkms@w3.org>
Message-id: <407C365E.7000706@sun.com>

No.  There will not be any implemenation.  W3C will only help provide a 
test suite (contributed by various parties) to demonstrate interop.  We 
are planning to hold an interop event later this year.

/Shivaram


Davanum Srinivas wrote:
> Shiva,
> 
> Is there a "free" implementation as well? 
> 
> thanks,
> dims
> 
> --- Shivaram Mysore <Shivaram.Mysore@Sun.COM> wrote:
> 
>>Berin,
>>
>>I am Shivaram Mysore, Co-Chair of the XKMS working group.  At this time, 
>>we are working on an interop test suite and a matrix.  This working 
>>group is a public working group.  So the contribution of all the folks 
>>interested is most welcome.
>>
>>Please let us know in what way we can help.
>>
>>Thanks
>>
>>/Shivaram
>>
>>Berin Lautenbach wrote:
>>
>>>Guys,
>>>
>>>Don't know if you have been keeping accross it, but XKMS 2.0 is now in 
>>>candidate recommendation status.  The plan is to run interop tests 
>>>between now and (from memory) October.
>>>
>>>I thought it might be interesting to try to get an XKMS service and/or 
>>>client up and running to have involved in the interop.
>>>
>>>So...
>>>
>>>I've been playing with XKMS this weekend.  I'll be checking some new 
>>>(C++) code into CVS sometime soon providing a skeleton message factory 
>>>for reading XKMS messages.  I'll flesh this out over the next few weeks 
>>>to give a reasonably full XKISS implementation of message handling.
>>>
>>>I'm also going to put some client code into the library, but my feeling 
>>>is that a server should be a separate code base.  The MessageFactory 
>>>class will provide the basic message handling, but the server will have 
>>>to handle the actual server logic.  Client code is a bit easier - make 
>>>the request and return the result - and really should be in the 
>>>xml-security library.
>>>
>>>For the server, my feeling was it needs a couple of components :
>>>
>>>1. SOAP listener.  This could be a simple process that accepts 
>>>connections, an apache mod, an AXIS module (once AXIS C++ supports the 
>>>Message service) or any other module that can get the message and strip 
>>>the SOAP envelope to pass it to the
>>>
>>>2. XKMS server.  The process that handles incoming XKMS messages and 
>>>returns the answer to the SOAP listener.  It will need to talk to
>>>
>>>3. The key service.  This is the service that actually knows about keys. 
>>>  In the simplest form (for interop) it'll just be a connection to a 
>>>database that holds the keys the service knows about.  For more 
>>>complicated situations, this might be an interface to a commercial PKI.
>>>
>>>Between 1 and 2 and between 2 and 3 will be defined interfaces that 
>>>allow other key services and/or SOAP listeners to be configured around 
>>>the XKMS server.
>>>
>>>Would be interesting to do something similar in Java.  And I'd like to 
>>>work on getting both through the Interop prior to the end of October.
>>>
>>>Anyway, very interested in thoughts.  In the first instance I just want 
>>>to create a simple prototype :>.
>>>
>>>Cheers,
>>>    Berin
>>>
>>
>>
>>-- 
>>_____________________________________________________________________
>>Shivaram H. Mysore <shivaram.mysore@sun.com>
>>
>>JavaSoft, Sun Microsystems Inc.     Co-Chair, W3C's XKMS WG
>>                                     http://www.w3.org/2001/XKMS
>>
>>Direct: (408)276-7524
>>Fax:    (408)276-7674
>>_____________________________________________________________________
>>
> 
> 
> 
> =====
> Davanum Srinivas - http://webservices.apache.org/~dims/


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_____________________________________________________________________
Shivaram H. Mysore <shivaram.mysore@sun.com>

JavaSoft, Sun Microsystems Inc.     Co-Chair, W3C's XKMS WG
                                     http://www.w3.org/2001/XKMS

Direct: (408)276-7524
Fax:    (408)276-7674
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