Sign in
Version 5.13.0, 2015-03-25
Report a bug

JavaScript Message Security Format

Document type: Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Document stream: No stream defined
Last updated: 2012-12-17 (latest revision 2012-06-15)
Intended RFC status: Unknown
Other versions: (expired, archived): plain text, pdf, html

Stream State:No stream defined
Document shepherd: No shepherd assigned

IESG State: Expired
Responsible AD: (None)
Send notices to: No addresses provided

This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft can be found here:


Many applications require the ability to send cryptographically secured messages. While the IETF has defined a number of formats for such messages (e.g. CMS) those formats use encodings which are not easy to use in modern applications. This document describes the JavaScript Message Security format (JSMS), a new cryptographic message format which is based on JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) and thus is easy for many applications to generate and parse.


Richard Barnes <>

(Note: The e-mail addresses provided for the authors of this Internet-Draft may no longer be valid)