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Fwd: [woes] Background on JSON Web Tokens (JWTs)

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 23:58:23 +0100
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To: WebID XG <public-xg-webid@w3.org>
Did this one come past already?


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From: Mike Jones <Michael.Jones@microsoft.com>
Date: 22 February 2011 23:45
Subject: [woes] Background on JSON Web Tokens (JWTs)
To: "woes@ietf.org" <woes@ietf.org>

In preparations for our discussions in Prague, I wanted to give some
context for the JSON Web Token (JWT) spec.  JWT (pronounced like the
English word “jot”) is a simple, compact JSON based token format
designed for use with OAuth, OpenID, and other emerging
specifications.  We are explicitly not proposing an equivalent to
CMS/PKCS7 - just a simple compact token representation and similarly
simple and compact JSON-based signing and encryption functionality.

A new draft of the JWT spec where the token format is cleanly
separated from the signing algorithms, and where an encryption
capability is also added, will be published before Prague.

                                                                Best wishes,

                                                                -- Mike

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