- File formats:
- INTERNET STANDARD
- RFC 8152
- Updated by:
- RFC 9338
- J. Schaad
- cose (sec)
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Concise Binary Object Representation (CBOR) is a data format designed for small code size and small message size. There is a need to be able to define basic security services for this data format. This document defines the CBOR Object Signing and Encryption (COSE) protocol. This specification describes how to create and process signatures, message authentication codes, and encryption using CBOR for serialization. This specification additionally describes how to represent cryptographic keys using CBOR.
This document, along with RFC 9053, obsoletes RFC 8152.
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.