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JavaScript Message Security Format

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Authors Eric Rescorla , Joe Hildebrand
Last updated 2011-03-07
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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 congenial for Web applications. This document describes a new cryptographic message format which is based on JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) and thus is easy for Web applications to generate and parse.


Eric Rescorla
Joe Hildebrand

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