JSON Web Token (JWT) (RFC7519)
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 Token (JWT) is a compact claims representation format intended for space constrained environments such as HTTP Authorization headers and URI query parameters. JWTs encode claims to be transmitted as a JSON [RFC7159] object that is used as the payload of a JSON Web Signature (JWS) [JWS] structure or as the plaintext of a JSON Web Encryption (JWE) [JWE] structure, enabling the claims to be digitally signed or integrity protected with a Message Authentication Code (MAC) and/or encrypted. JWTs are always represented using the JWS Compact Serialization or the JWE Compact Serialization.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) M. Jones Request for Comments: 7519 Microsoft Category: Standards Track J. Bradley ISSN: 2070-1721 Ping Identity N. Sakimura NRI May 2015
JSON Web Token (JWT)
JSON Web Token (JWT) is a compact, URL-safe means of representing claims to be transferred between two parties. The claims in a JWT are encoded as a JSON object that is used as the payload of a JSON Web Signature (JWS) structure or as the plaintext of a JSON Web Encryption (JWE) structure, enabling the claims to be digitally signed or integrity protected with a Message Authentication Code (MAC) and/or encrypted.
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RFC 7519 JSON Web Token (JWT) May 2015
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