JSON Web Security Message Format

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Last updated 2012-12-13 (latest revision 2012-06-11)
Stream (None)
Intended RFC status (None)
Expired & archived
plain text pdf html bibtex
Stream Stream state (No stream defined)
Consensus Boilerplate Unknown
RFC Editor Note (None)
IESG IESG state Expired
Telechat date
Responsible AD (None)
Send notices to (None)

This Internet-Draft is no longer active.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


This document describes a cryptographic message format based on JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) and base-64 encodings to be easy for web applications to generate and process. Signed, encrypted, signed-then-encrypted, and unprotected messages are supported using symmetric and/or asymmetric keys. Please discuss this document on the jose@ietf.org mailing list.


James Manger (james@manger.com.au)

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