A Method for Signing HTTP Requests for OAuth

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (oauth WG)
Authors Justin Richer  , John Bradley  , Hannes Tschofenig 
Last updated 2017-02-09 (latest revision 2016-08-08)
Replaces draft-richer-oauth-signed-http-request
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This document a method for offering data origin authentication and integrity protection of HTTP requests. To convey the relevant data items in the request a JSON-based encapsulation is used and the JSON Web Signature (JWS) technique is re-used. JWS offers integrity protection using symmetric as well as asymmetric cryptography.


Justin Richer (ietf@justin.richer.org)
John Bradley (ve7jtb@ve7jtb.com)
Hannes Tschofenig (Hannes.Tschofenig@gmx.net)

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