[rfc-dist] RFC 7165 on Use Cases and Requirements for JSON Object Signing and Encryption (JOSE)

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        RFC 7165

        Title:      Use Cases and Requirements for 
                    JSON Object Signing and Encryption (JOSE) 
        Author:     R. Barnes
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       April 2014
        Mailbox:    rlb at ipv.sx
        Pages:      25
        Characters: 58324
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-jose-use-cases-06.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc7165.txt

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.

This document is a product of the Javascript Object Signing and Encryption Working Group of the IETF.


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