Proof-of-Possession Key Semantics for JSON Web Tokens (JWTs) (RFC7800)
Original Publication Date: 2016-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Apr-07
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
M. Jones: AUTHOR [+3]
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.
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)
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.
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RFC 7800 Proof-of-Possession Key for JWTs April 2016
Table of Contents
1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
1.1. Notational Conventions . . . . . ....