I’m pleased to announce the publication of the first draft of the JSON Web Encryption (JWE) specification. It enables JSON-based encryption of content in a parallel manner to how the JSON Web Signature (JWS) specification enables JSON-based signing of content.

My thanks to John Bradley, Nat Sakimura, Eric Rescorla, and Joe Hildebrand for helping make this initial version a reality!

The specification is available at these locations: