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JSON Web Encryption (JWE)

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Authors Eric Rescorla , Michael B. Jones , Joe Hildebrand
Last updated 2012-01-17 (Latest revision 2011-12-14)
Replaced by RFC 7516
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Stream Stream state (No stream defined)
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-jose-json-web-encryption
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


JSON Web Encryption (JWE) is a means of representing encrypted content using JSON data structures. Related signature capabilities are described in the separate JSON Web Signature (JWS) specification.


Eric Rescorla
Michael B. Jones
Joe Hildebrand

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