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JSON Web Signature JSON Serialization (JWS-JS)

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Last updated: 2013-07-01 (latest revision 2012-12-28)
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The JSON Web Signature JSON Serialization (JWS-JS) is a means of representing content secured with digital signatures or Message Authentication Codes (MACs) using JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) data structures. This specification describes a means of representing secured content as a JSON data object (as opposed to the JWS specification, which uses a compact serialization with a URL-safe representation). It enables multiple digital signatures and/or MACs to be applied to the same content (unlike JWS). Cryptographic algorithms and identifiers used with this specification are described in the separate JSON Web Algorithms (JWA) specification. The JSON Serialization for related encryption functionality is described in the separate JSON Web Encryption JSON Serialization (JWE-JS) specification.


Michael Jones <>
John Bradley <>
Nat Sakimura <>

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