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Stormpath's custom scheme is very similar to Amazon's.

But per the blog article, you'd only want to do this if you are willing to support client libraries/sdks that implement it as well. No one wants to spend the time to implement non-standard custom HMAC algorithms.

We tried this with Pagify http://pagify.io And I think supporting client libraries was not an issue, since we had to provide SDK one way or the other.

Totally agree. The key here is that you're doing the work to implement the algorithms, not your customers. If they had to do it, they probably just wouldn't use it.

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