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CBOR Object Signing and Encryption (COSE) - Structures and Process

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Author Jim Schaad
Last updated 2018-12-22
Replaced by RFC 9052
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Stream Stream state (No stream defined)
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-cose-rfc8152bis-struct
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Concise Binary Object Representation (CBOR) is a data format designed for small code size and small message size. There is a need for the ability to have basic security services defined for this data format. This document defines the CBOR Object Signing and Encryption (COSE) protocol. This specification describes how to create and process signatures, message authentication codes, and encryption using CBOR for serialization. This specification additionally describes how to represent cryptographic keys using CBOR. This document along with [I-D.schaad-cose-rfc8152bis-algs] obsoletes RFC8152.


Jim Schaad

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