JSON Web Encryption (JWE)

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Authors Eric Rescorla  , Michael Jones  , Joe Hildebrand 
Last updated 2012-01-17 (latest revision 2011-12-14)
Replaced by RFC 7516
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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 (ekr@rtfm.com)
Michael Jones (mbj@microsoft.com)
Joe Hildebrand (jhildebr@cisco.com)

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