RFC 7165

Use Cases and Requirements for JSON Object Signing and Encryption (JOSE), April 2014

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc7165.txt
File formats:
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Status:
INFORMATIONAL
Author:
R. Barnes
Stream:
IETF
Source:
jose (sec)

Cite this RFC: TXT  |  XML

DOI:  10.17487/RFC7165

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Abstract

Many Internet applications have a need for object-based security mechanisms in addition to security mechanisms at the network layer or transport layer. For many years, the Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) has provided a binary secure object format based on ASN.1. Over time, binary object encodings such as ASN.1 have become less common than text-based encodings, such as the JavaScript Object Notation (JSON). This document defines a set of use cases and requirements for a secure object format encoded using JSON, drawn from a variety of application security mechanisms currently in development.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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