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Use Cases and Requirements for JSON Object Signing and Encryption (JOSE)

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Use Cases and Requirements for JSON Object Signing and Encryption (JOSE)

Abstract

Note

ASN.1 -> JSON

Many Internet applications have a need for object-based security mechanisms in addition to security mechanisms at the network layer or transport layer.

In the past, the Cryptographic Message Syntax has provided a binary secure object format based on ASN.1. Over time, the use of binary object encodings such as ASN.1 has been overtaken by text-based encodings, for example JavaScript Object Notation.

This document defines a set of use cases and requirements for a secure object format encoded using JavaScript Object Notation, drawn from a variety of application security mechanisms currently in development.

( http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-jose-use-cases-02 )

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