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JOSE Working Group                                              M. Jones
Internet-Draft                                                 Microsoft
Intended status: Standards Track                         August 15, 2012
Expires: February 16, 2013


                            JSON Private Key
                  draft-jones-jose-json-private-key-00

Abstract

   The JSON Private Key specification extends the JSON Web Key (JWK) and
   JSON Web Algorithms (JWA) specifications to define a JavaScript
   Object Notation (JSON) representation of private keys.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
     1.1.  Notational Conventions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   3.  JWK Parameters for Private Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
     3.1.  JWK Parameters for Elliptic Curve Private Keys  . . . . . . 3
       3.1.1.  "d" (ECC Private Key) Parameter . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
     3.2.  JWK Parameters for RSA Private Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       3.2.1.  "pri" (Private Exponent) Parameter  . . . . . . . . . . 4
   4.  Example Private Keys  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
   5.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
     5.1.  JSON Web Key Parameters Registration  . . . . . . . . . . . 5
       5.1.1.  Registry Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
   7.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
   Appendix A.  Document History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

































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1.  Introduction

   The JSON Private Key specification extends the JSON Web Key (JWK)
   [JWK] and JSON Web Algorithms (JWA) [JWA] specifications to define a
   JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) [RFC4627] representation of private
   keys.

1.1.  Notational Conventions

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in Key words for use in
   RFCs to Indicate Requirement Levels [RFC2119].


2.  Terminology

   This specification uses the same terminology as the JSON Web Key
   (JWK) [JWK] and JSON Web Algorithms (JWA) [JWA] specifications.


3.  JWK Parameters for Private Keys

   This section defines additional JSON Web Key parameters that enable
   JWKs to represent private keys.

3.1.  JWK Parameters for Elliptic Curve Private Keys

   When the JWK "alg" member value is "EC", the following member MAY be
   used to represent an Elliptic Curve private key:

3.1.1.  "d" (ECC Private Key) Parameter

   The "d" (ECC private key) member contains the Elliptic Curve private
   key value.  It is represented as the base64url encoding of the
   value's unsigned big endian representation as a byte array.  The
   array representation MUST not be shortened to omit any leading zero
   bytes.  For instance, when representing 521 bit integers, the byte
   array to be base64url encoded MUST contain 66 bytes, including any
   leading zero bytes.

3.2.  JWK Parameters for RSA Private Keys

   When the JWK "alg" member value is "RSA", the following member MAY be
   used to represent an RSA private key:






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3.2.1.  "pri" (Private Exponent) Parameter

   The "pri" (private exponent) member contains the private exponent
   value for the RSA private key.  It is represented as the base64url
   encoding of the value's unsigned big endian representation as a byte
   array.  The array representation MUST not be shortened to omit any
   leading zero bytes.  For instance, when representing 2048 bit
   integers, the byte array to be base64url encoded MUST contain 256
   bytes, including any leading zero bytes.


4.  Example Private Keys

   The following example JWK Set contains two keys represented as JWKs
   containing both public and private key values: one using an Elliptic
   Curve algorithm and a second one using an RSA algorithm.  This
   example extends the example in Section 3 of [JWK], adding private key
   values.  (Line breaks are for display purposes only.)

     {"keys":
       [
         {"alg":"EC",
          "crv":"P-256",
          "x":"MKBCTNIcKUSDii11ySs3526iDZ8AiTo7Tu6KPAqv7D4",
          "y":"4Etl6SRW2YiLUrN5vfvVHuhp7x8PxltmWWlbbM4IFyM",
          "d":"870MB6gfuTJ4HtUnUvYMyJpr5eUZNP4Bk43bVdj3eAE",
          "use":"enc",
          "kid":"1"},

         {"alg":"RSA",
          "mod":"0vx7agoebGcQSuuPiLJXZptN9nndrQmbXEps2aiAFbWhM78LhWx4
     cbbfAAtVT86zwu1RK7aPFFxuhDR1L6tSoc_BJECPebWKRXjBZCiFV4n3oknjhMst
     n64tZ_2W-5JsGY4Hc5n9yBXArwl93lqt7_RN5w6Cf0h4QyQ5v-65YGjQR0_FDW2Q
     vzqY368QQMicAtaSqzs8KJZgnYb9c7d0zgdAZHzu6qMQvRL5hajrn1n91CbOpbIS
     D08qNLyrdkt-bFTWhAI4vMQFh6WeZu0fM4lFd2NcRwr3XPksINHaQ-G_xBniIqbw
     0Ls1jF44-csFCur-kEgU8awapJzKnqDKgw",
          "exp":"AQAB",
          "pri":"X4cTteJY_gn4FYPsXB8rdXix5vwsg1FLN5E3EaG6RJoVH-HLLKD9
     M7dx5oo7GURknchnrRweUkC7hT5fJLM0WbFAKNLWY2vv7B6NqXSzUvxT0_YSfqij
     wp3RTzlBaCxWp4doFk5N2o8Gy_nHNKroADIkJ46pRUohsXywbReAdYaMwFs9tv8d
     _cPVY3i07a3t8MN6TNwm0dSawm9v47UiCl3Sk5ZiG7xojPLu4sbg1U2jx4IBTNBz
     nbJSzFHK66jT8bgkuqsk0GjskDJk19Z4qwjwbsnn4j2WBii3RL-Us2lGVkY8fkFz
     me1z0HbIkfz0Y6mqnOYtqc0X4jfcKoAC8Q",
          "kid":"2011-04-29"}
       ]
     }





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5.  IANA Considerations

5.1.  JSON Web Key Parameters Registration

   This specification registers the parameter names defined in
   Section 3.1 and Section 3.2 in the IANA JSON Web Key Parameters
   registry [JWK].

5.1.1.  Registry Contents

   o  Parameter Name: "d"

   o  Change Controller: IETF

   o  Specification Document(s): Section 3.1.1 of [[ this document ]]

   o  Parameter Name: "pri"

   o  Change Controller: IETF

   o  Specification Document(s): Section 3.2.1 of [[ this document ]]


6.  Security Considerations

   The security considerations for this specification are the same as
   those for the JSON Web Key (JWK) [JWK] specification and the portion
   of the JSON Web Algorithms (JWA) [JWA] specification that pertains to
   key representations.


7.  Normative References

   [JWA]      Jones, M., "JSON Web Algorithms (JWA)", July 2012.

   [JWK]      Jones, M., "JSON Web Key (JWK)", July 2012.

   [RFC2119]  Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate
              Requirement Levels", BCP 14, RFC 2119, March 1997.

   [RFC4627]  Crockford, D., "The application/json Media Type for
              JavaScript Object Notation (JSON)", RFC 4627, July 2006.


Appendix A.  Document History

   [[ to be removed by the RFC editor before publication as an RFC ]]




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   -00

   o  Created draft-jones-jose-json-private-key to facilitate discussion
      of the question from the W3C WebCrypto WG to the IETF JOSE WG of
      whether JOSE plans to support a format for representing private
      keys.


Author's Address

   Michael B. Jones
   Microsoft

   Email: mbj@microsoft.com
   URI:   http://self-issued.info/




































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