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JSON Web Key (JWK) (RFC7517)

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Original Publication Date: 2015-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-May-20
Document File: 80 page(s) / 94K

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M. Jones: AUTHOR

Abstract

A JSON Web Key (JWK) is a JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) [RFC7159] data structure that represents a cryptographic key. This specification also defines a JWK Set JSON data structure that represents a set of JWKs. Cryptographic algorithms and identifiers for use with this specification are described in the separate JSON Web Algorithms (JWA) [JWA] specification and IANA registries established by that specification.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                          M. Jones Request for Comments: 7517                                     Microsoft Category: Standards Track                                       May 2015 ISSN: 2070-1721

                            JSON Web Key (JWK)

Abstract

   A JSON Web Key (JWK) is a JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) data    structure that represents a cryptographic key.  This specification    also defines a JWK Set JSON data structure that represents a set of    JWKs.  Cryptographic algorithms and identifiers for use with this    specification are described in the separate JSON Web Algorithms (JWA)    specification and IANA registries established by that 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/rfc7517.

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   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                        Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 7517                   JSON Web Key (JWK)                   May 2015

 Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3

     1.1.  Notational Conventions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3

   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4

   3.  Example JWK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5

   4.  JSON Web Key (JWK) Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5

     4.1.  "kty" (Key Type) Parameter  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6

     4.2.  "use" (Public Key Use) Parameter  . . . . . . . . . . . .   6

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