07 Nov '13, 5pm

JSON Web Token: The Useful Little Standard You Haven't Heard About

JSON Web Token is a simple way to send information in the clear (usually in a URL) whose contents can be verified to be trusted. When might you use something like this? In a Single Sign-On scenario where you want a separate authentication server that can then send user information in a trusted way. I wrote omniauth-jwt recently for just this purpose When generating "one-click" email action links (as I talked about once before on this blog , but this is a better method!) Any time you have the need to communicate a small payload of information between two sources via an unsecured transport Before we get started, it's important to note that JWT does not encrypt the payload , it only signs it. You should not send any secret information using JWT, rather you should send information that is not secret but needs to be verified. For instance, sending a signed user id to indicate t...

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