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What is JWT used for?
Last Updated: 2nd February, 2020
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In this manner, what is the purpose of JWT?
JSON Web Token (JWT) is an open standard (RFC 7519) that defines a compact and self-contained way for securely transmitting information between parties as a JSON object. This information can be verified and trusted because it is digitally signed.
how is JWT implemented? Before we actually get to implementing JWT, let's cover some best practices to ensure token based authentication is properly implemented in your application.
- Keep it secret. Keep it safe.
- Do not add sensitive data to the payload.
- Give tokens an expiration.
- Embrace HTTPS.
- Consider all of your authorization use cases.
Just so, what is JWT token and how it works?
JWT or JSON Web Token is a string which is sent in HTTP request (from client to server) to validate authenticity of the client. JWT is created with a secret key and that secret key is private to you. When you receive a JWT from the client, you can verify that JWT with this that secret key.
Why do we need JWT token?
JSON Web Token (JWT) is an open standard (RFC 7519) that defines a way for transmitting information –like authentication and authorization facts– between two parties: an issuer and an audience. Each token is self-contained, that means it contains every information needed to allow or deny any given requests to an API.