JSON Web Signature (JWS)

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Authors Michael Jones  , Dirk Balfanz  , John Bradley  , Yaron Goland  , John Panzer  , Nat Sakimura  , Paul Tarjan 
Last updated 2012-01-17 (latest revision 2011-12-14)
Replaced by RFC 7515
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JSON Web Signature (JWS) is a means of representing signed content using JSON data structures. Related encryption capabilities are described in the separate JSON Web Encryption (JWE) specification.


Michael Jones (mbj@microsoft.com)
Dirk Balfanz (balfanz@google.com)
John Bradley (ve7jtb@ve7jtb.com)
Yaron Goland (yarong@microsoft.com)
John Panzer (jpanzer@google.com)
Nat Sakimura (n-sakimura@nri.co.jp)
Paul Tarjan (pt@fb.com)

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