1. Daniel Holth
  2. jkf




Prototype JSON Key Fingerprints implementation.

JSON Key Fingerprints is a method for hashing a JSON Web Key. The resulting value, called a fingerprint, can be recomputed from another representation of the same key and used as a short identifier.

JSON Web Keys do not currently have a standard fingerprinting scheme. This scheme is not based on any standard but is very straightforward. The implementation takes the non-metadata members of a JWK (just the public values used by the crypto math, and not the "kid" or "use" flags), sorts them, and outputs UTF-8 encoded JSON with no whitespace separators. The hash of that binary string is the JSON Key Fingerprint.