XDI.ORG Global Services Specifications (GSS) Wiki
1. Welcome to the GSS Wiki
This is the home of the specifications published by XDI.org for the global XRI registration and resolution services it offers to the public. These specifications cover all aspects of the operation of Global Registry System (GRS), including:
Legal and Administrative Policies for becoming accredited as an i-broker, contact agent, or contact data custodian (including the data protection policies all XDI.org agents must observe).
GRS Operational Policies for operation of the GRS and conducting operational testing and evaluation (OT&E) of new i-brokers.
GRS Registration Policies including technical requirements of the [http://epp-ver-04.sourceforge.net/XRI/ XRI EPP] protocol interface and business rules for registration of XRI authorities, i-names, and i-numbers.
GRS Resolution Policies governing operation of GRS authority resolution servers and the xri.net XRI proxy resolution service.
GRS Dispute Resolution Policy (GDRP), which is the XRI analog of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UDRP Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP)] used in the domain name industry.
The first version of the GSS was published as a set of wiki pages beginning in November 2004. On March 30 2005, the XDI.org trustees authorized GRS contractors [http://www.cordance.net Cordance] and [http://www.neustar.biz NeuStar] begin implementation. This resulted in additional feedback, both from GRS implementation and the [http://www.xdi.org/modules/egs1/ EGS (Early Global Services)] beta program that begin in October 2004. In April 2006 the specifications were collated into a single PDF document plus a set of appendicies.
3. Current Status
The GSS V1.0 was approved by the XDI.org trustees on June 7, 2006. The final approved documents are posted below. (Any future versions will carry a new version identifier and date.)
4. Zip Files
For the convenience of i-brokers and other parties who need to download many of the following documents, they are provided here in two zip files.
4.1. Zip File #1: I-Broker Executable Documents
The first zip file contains the PDF versions of two documents (GSS Appendicies F and I) that need to be executed by an i-broker to apply for XDI.org accreditation. See the instructions in the I-Broker Application document.
V1.0 - Zip Format: gss-v1.0-zip-file-1.zip
4.2. Zip File #2: Reference GSS Documents
The second zip file contains the PDF versions of all the other GSS documents listed below, including the main GSS specification document and all other appendicies except: a) those in the first zip file, and b) Appendix B, Fee Schedules, which must be downloaded separately as it is revised from time to time.
V1.0 - Zip Format: gss-v1.0-zip-file-2.zip
5. The Main GSS Specification Document
The main GSS specification is a 69-page file posted in PDF and Word formats. It includes Appendix A (Definitions). All other Appendicies are maintained as separate physical documents (see below).
There are a total of 13 appendicies to the GSS. Appendix A, Definitions, is included with the main GSS document.
6.1. Appendix B: Fee Schedules
V1.0, 2007-06-01 Revision - PDF Format: gss-v1.0-appendix-b-2007-09-01.pdf
V1.0, 2007-06-01 Revision - Word Format: gss-v1.0-appendix-b-2007-09-01.doc
6.3. Appendix D: GRS Dispute Resolution Policy
6.4. Appendix E: GRS Dispute Resolution Procedures
6.5. Appendix F: I-Broker Accrediation Application
6.6. Appendix G: Contact Agent Accrediation Application
6.7. Appendix H: Contact Data Custodian Application
6.8. Appendix I: I-Broker Agreement
6.9. Appendix J: Contact Agent Agreement
6.10. Appendix K: Contact Data Custodian Agreement
6.11. Appendix L: Mandatory Registration Agreement Provisions
6.12. Appendix M: GRSP Service Level Agreement
7. Sample I-Broker Policies
The following sample i-broker policies were prepared by XDI.org to simplify the process of i-brokers developing data protection policies that conform to the requirements of Section 2.4 of the GSS V1.0. Note that these policies are samples only and must be adapted by each i-broker to their own unique requirements.
7.1. Zip Files
V1.0 - Zip file containing all 4 policies below in PDF Format: sample-policies-pdf-format-v1.0.zip
V1.0 - Zip file containing all 4 policies below in Word Format: sample-policies-doc-format-v1.0.zip
7.2. Sample Security Policy
V1.0 - PDF Format: sample-security-policy-v1.0.pdf
V1.0 - Word Format: sample-security-policy-v1.0.doc
V1.0 - PDF Format: sample-privacy-policy-v1.0.pdf
V1.0 - Word Format: sample-privacy-policy-v1.0.doc
7.4. Sample Survivability Policy
V1.0 - PDF Format: sample-survivability-policy-v1.0.pdf
V1.0 - Word Format: sample-survivability-policy-v1.0.doc
7.5. Sample Accountability Policy
V1.0 - PDF Format: sample-accountability-policy-v1.0.pdf
V1.0 - Word Format: sample-accountability-policy-v1.0.doc
8. How to Comment
XDI.ORG encourages public review and feedback from any party interested in the establishment of stable, open, community-governed public infrastructure for persistent identity and trusted data sharing. There are two main avenues for comments:
Join the GSS Comment mailing list. The list is open to the public; you can [http://www.xdi.org/mailing-list-gss-comment.html subscribe] via the XDI.ORG website. Any subscriber may send email to the list, which is monitored by the GSS editors and contributors and the XDI.org trustees.
Add comments or suggest changes directly on this wiki. This requires setting up an account via the UserPreferences page. If you are new to wiki technology, please see the original MoinMoinFrontPage for help. You may also request help from the [mailto:email@example.com XDI.ORG webmaster]. You may post comments directly to the CommentsPage, or add a link there to a new page.
9. How To Subscribe
All non-trivial changes to the GSS documents, plus any action by the XDI.org trustees and the schedule for opening of GRS services, will be announced via the [http://www.xdi.org/mailing-list-gss-comment.html GSS Comment mailing list].
You may also subscribe directly to this wiki page, or to the entire GSS wiki, to be notified whenever changes are made. See your UserPreferences page.