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JSON Web Encryption (JWE) (RFC7516)

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Original Publication Date: 2015-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-May-20

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

M. Jones: AUTHOR [+2]


JSON Web Encryption (JWE) represents encrypted content using JSON- based data structures [RFC7159]. The JWE cryptographic mechanisms encrypt and provide integrity protection for an arbitrary sequence of octets.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                          M. Jones Request for Comments: 7516                                     Microsoft Category: Standards Track                                  J. Hildebrand ISSN: 2070-1721                                                    Cisco                                                                 May 2015

                        JSON Web Encryption (JWE)


   JSON Web Encryption (JWE) represents encrypted content 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 IANA registries defined by    that specification.  Related digital signature and Message    Authentication Code (MAC) capabilities are described in the separate    JSON Web Signature (JWS) specification.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on    Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at    http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7516.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (c) 2015 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the    document authors.  All rights reserved.

   This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal    Provisions Relating to IETF Documents    (http://trustee.ietf.org/license-info) in effect on the date of    publication of this document.  Please review these documents    carefully, as they describe your rights and restrictions with respect    to this document.  Code Components extracted from this document must    include Simplified BSD License text as described in Section 4.e of    the Trust Legal Provisions and are provided without warranty as    described in the Simplified BSD License.

 Jones & Hildebrand           Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 7516                JSON Web Encryption (JWE)               May 2015

 Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4

     1.1.  Notational Conventions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4

   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5

   3.  JSON Web Encryption (JWE) Overview  . . . . . . . . . ....