CBOR Web Token (CWT), May 2018
- File formats:
- PROPOSED STANDARD
- M. Jones
- ace (sec)
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CBOR Web Token (CWT) is a compact means of representing claims to be transferred between two parties. The claims in a CWT are encoded in the Concise Binary Object Representation (CBOR), and CBOR Object Signing and Encryption (COSE) is used for added application-layer security protection. A claim is a piece of information asserted about a subject and is represented as a name/value pair consisting of a claim name and a claim value. CWT is derived from JSON Web Token (JWT) but uses CBOR rather than JSON.
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.