As I have mentioned in prior posts. Iam the co-chair of the Web Services Secure Exchange (WSSX) TechnicalCommittee (TC) at OASIS. I wanted to give a brief update on the workof the TC. We have three very important Web Services specificationsthat we are working on in the committee. These are WS-Trust,WS-SecureConversation and WS-SecurityPolicy. These specs build uponthe WS-Security (message security) spec to enable the exchange ofsecurity credentials, the establishment of long running secureconversations and the description of security requirements (of aservice) through policy assertions. We are making really goodprogress on all three specs. As OASIS just announced to all of it'smembers , two of them, WS-Trust and WS-SecureConversation, are ready togo forward for the OASIS membership to vote upon making them OASISstandards. WS-SecurityPolicy is not too far behind.