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Proof-of-Possession Key Semantics for JSON Web Tokens (JWTs) (RFC7800)

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Original Publication Date: 2016-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Apr-07
Document File: 30 page(s) / 34K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

M. Jones: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This specification describes how a JSON Web Token [JWT] can declare that the presenter of the JWT possesses a particular proof-of- possession (PoP) key and how the recipient can cryptographically confirm proof of possession of the key by the presenter. Proof of possession of a key is also sometimes described as the presenter being a holder-of-key. The [OAUTH-POP-ARCH] specification describes key confirmation, among other confirmation mechanisms. This specification defines how to communicate confirmation key information in JWTs.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                          M. Jones Request for Comments: 7800                                     Microsoft Category: Standards Track                                     J. Bradley ISSN: 2070-1721                                            Ping Identity                                                            H. Tschofenig                                                              ARM Limited                                                               April 2016

       Proof-of-Possession Key Semantics for JSON Web Tokens (JWTs)

Abstract

   This specification describes how to declare in a JSON Web Token (JWT)    that the presenter of the JWT possesses a particular proof-of-    possession key and how the recipient can cryptographically confirm    proof of possession of the key by the presenter.  Being able to prove    possession of a key is also sometimes described as the presenter    being a holder-of-key.

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/rfc7800.

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Jones, et al.                Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 7800            Proof-of-Possession Key for JWTs          April 2016

 Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2

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