JSON Web Signature (JWS) (RFC7515)
Original Publication Date: 2015-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-May-20
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
M. Jones: AUTHOR [+3]
JSON Web Signature (JWS) represents content secured with digital signatures or Message Authentication Codes (MACs) using JSON-based [RFC7159] data structures. The JWS cryptographic mechanisms provide integrity protection for an arbitrary sequence of octets. See Section 10.5 for a discussion on the differences between digital signatures and MACs.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) M. Jones Request for Comments: 7515 Microsoft Category: Standards Track J. Bradley ISSN: 2070-1721 Ping Identity N. Sakimura NRI May 2015
JSON Web Signature (JWS)
JSON Web Signature (JWS) represents content secured with digital signatures or Message Authentication Codes (MACs) using JSON-based data structures. Cryptographic algorithms and identifiers for use with this specification are described in the separate JSON Web Algorithms (JWA) specification and an IANA registry defined by that specification. Related encryption capabilities are described in the separate JSON Web Encryption (JWE) specification.
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RFC 7515 JSON Web Signature (JWS) May 2015
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