Protocol Action: 'JSON Web Encryption (JWE)' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-jose-json-web-encryption-40.txt)

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The IESG has approved the following document:
- 'JSON Web Encryption (JWE)'
  (draft-ietf-jose-json-web-encryption-40.txt) as Proposed Standard

This document is the product of the Javascript Object Signing and
Encryption Working Group.

The IESG contact persons are Kathleen Moriarty and Stephen Farrell.

A URL of this Internet Draft is:

Technical Summary

This document, JSON Web Encryption (JWE), represents encrypted content using 
JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) based data structures. 

Working Group Summary

The document has clear working group consensus for publication, and has been 
reviewed by several WG participants since its initial adoption as a working group 

Document Quality

This document has been reviewed and revised many times. There are multiple 
implementations of this document. Some of these are listed at: (see the JWT/JWS/JWE/JWK/JWA 
Implementations section). 

The change log includes a detailed list of contributions, those which were significant
do appear in the Acknowledgments section that will stay with the published version.


Karen O'Donoghue is acting as the Document Shepherd.  Kathleen Moriarty is the 
Responsible Area Director. 


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RFC Editor Note: 

This draft is part of a set of drafts that cross 2 working groups. I am 
working through the reviews (shepherd just confirmed them for the OAuth 
ones) and would like them processed as a set. The JOSE drafts will 
hopefully be ready shortly as well. The set includes (in order):

1 draft-ietf-jose-json-web-signature
2 draft-ietf-jose-json-web-encryption
3 draft-ietf-jose-json-web-key
4 draft-ietf-jose-json-web-algorithms
5 draft-ietf-oauth-json-web-token
6 draft-ietf-jose-cookbook
7 draft-ietf-oauth-assertions
8 draft-ietf-oauth-saml2-bearer
9 draft-ietf-oauth-jwt-bearer