XML Security Standard Ratified
OASIS gives the nod to Extensible Access Control Markup Language, or XACML.The Extensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML) has been ratified as an open standard by a major standards body. The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) announced Tuesday that its members had approved XACML as a standard. XACML is a security standard for expressing XML policies for information access over the Internet. Using XACML, developers can enforce policies for information access.
XACML joins several other OASIS security standards including the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML), which was ratified in November, as well as other OASIS work-in-progress specifications like WS-Security, the Service Provisioning Markup Language (SPML), Digital Signature Services (DSS) and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI).