[dispatch] PING. Re: JSON Canonicalization Standard

Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com> Sun, 02 September 2018 19:35 UTC

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Subject: [dispatch] PING. Re: JSON Canonicalization Standard
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On 2018-08-11 07:47, Anders Rundgren wrote:
> Hi Dispatchers,
> 
> I'm currently trying to develop a JSON Canonicalization Standard as an individual effort: https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-rundgren-json-canonicalization-scheme-01
> I have been asked by the individual submission editor to get feedback from the SEC and ART directors but they in turn have directed me to the DISPATCH forum, and here I am :-)
> 
> There are efforts creating an alternative to JOSE JWS since there are JSON-based protocols not benefiting from being cast into a form converting signed JSON messages into something completely alien to their unsigned counterpart.  However, after a number of iterations and vendor feedback, I have come to the conclusion that the "Missing Link" is not necessary a new signature format but a way to canonicalize [*] JSON data.
> 
> The scheme is currently implemented in Java, C#/.NET, Python3 and EcmaScript V6 (https://www.npmjs.com/package/canonicalize).
> 
> Related: https://github.com/cyberphone/jws-jcs#combining-detached-jws-with-jcs-json-canonicalization-scheme
> If you want to test the jws-jcs signature scheme, an on-line demo is currently available at: https://mobilepki.org/jws-jcs/home
> 
> What do you think?
> 
> Sincerely,
> Anders Rundgren
> 
> *] The goal is rather creating a "hashable" JSON representation but since the described scheme does not change data, these terms are effectively interchangeable.
>