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jose - Toolkit for performing JSON Object Signing and Encryption


jose alg [-k KIND]

jose b64 dec -i B64 [-O BIN]

jose b64 enc -I BIN [-o B64]

jose jwe dec -i JWE [-I CT] -k JWK [-p] [-O PT]

jose jwe enc [-i JWE] -I PT -k JWK [-p] [-r RCP] [-o JWE] [-O CT] [-c]

jose jwe fmt -i JWE [-I CT] [-o JWE] [-O CT] [-c]

jose jwk exc [-i JWK] -l JWK -r JWK [-o JWK]

jose jwk gen -i JWK [-o JWK]

jose jwk pub -i JWK [-o JWK]

jose jwk thp -i JWK [-a ALG] [-o THP]

jose jwk use -i JWK [-a] [-r] -u OP

jose jws fmt -i JWS [-I PAY] [-o JWS] [-O PAY] [-c]

jose jws sig [-i JWS] [-I PAY] [-s SIG] -k JWK [-o JWS] [-O PAY] [-c]

jose jws ver -i JWS [-I PAY] -k JWK [-O PAY] [-a]


José is a C-language implementation of the Javascript Object Signing and Encryption standards. Specifically, José aims towards implementing the following standards:

•RFC 7515 - JSON Web Signature (JWS)

•RFC 7516 - JSON Web Encryption (JWE)

•RFC 7517 - JSON Web Key (JWK)

•RFC 7518 - JSON Web Algorithms (JWA)

•RFC 7519 - JSON Web Token (JWT)

•RFC 7520 - Examples of Protecting Content Using JOSE

•RFC 7638 - JSON Web Key (JWK) Thumbprint

The José command line utility provides facilities for the following:

•URL-safe Base64 Encoding & Decoding

•Key Generation and Management

•Encryption & Decryption

•Signing & Verification


Nathaniel McCallum <>


jose-alg(1) <jose-alg.1.adoc>, jose-b64-dec(1) <jose-b64-dec.1.adoc>, jose-b64-enc(1) <jose-b64-enc.1.adoc>, jose-jwe-dec(1) <jose-jwe-dec.1.adoc>, jose-jwe-enc(1) <jose-jwe-enc.1.adoc>, jose-jwe-fmt(1) <jose-jwe-fmt.1.adoc>, jose-jwk-exc(1) <jose-jwk-exc.1.adoc>, jose-jwk-gen(1) <jose-jwk-gen.1.adoc>, jose-jwk-pub(1) <jose-jwk-pub.1.adoc>, jose-jwk-thp(1) <jose-jwk-thp.1.adoc>, jose-jwk-use(1) <jose-jwk-use.1.adoc>, jose-jws-fmt(1) <jose-jws-fmt.1.adoc>, jose-jws-sig(1) <jose-jws-sig.1.adoc>, jose-jws-ver(1) <jose-jws-ver.1.adoc>