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JSON Web Signature (JWS) (RFC7515) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000241645D
Original Publication Date: 2015-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-May-20

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

M. Jones: AUTHOR [+3]


JSON Web Signature (JWS) represents content secured with digital signatures or Message Authentication Codes (MACs) using JSON-based [RFC7159] data structures. The JWS cryptographic mechanisms provide integrity protection for an arbitrary sequence of octets. See Section 10.5 for a discussion on the differences between digital signatures and MACs.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                          M. Jones Request for Comments: 7515                                     Microsoft Category: Standards Track                                     J. Bradley ISSN: 2070-1721                                            Ping Identity                                                              N. Sakimura                                                                      NRI                                                                 May 2015

                         JSON Web Signature (JWS)


   JSON Web Signature (JWS) represents content secured with digital    signatures or Message Authentication Codes (MACs) 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 an IANA registry defined by that    specification.  Related encryption capabilities are described in the    separate JSON Web Encryption (JWE) 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

Jones, et al.                Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 7515                JSON Web Signature (JWS)                May 2015

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