Json Web Token (JWT)

JSON Web Token (JWT) is an open standard and are just one piece of the puzzle in ensuring trust and security in our application. The reason why JWT are used is to prove that the sent data was actually created by an authentic source. (are not used to secure data)

A JSON Web Token consists of three parts: Header, Payload and Signature.

The header component of the JWT contains information about how the JWT signature should be computed. The header is a JSON object in the following format:
{
“typ”: “JWT”,
“alg”: “HS256”
}

In this JSON, the value of the “typ” key specifies that the object is a JWT, and the value of the “alg” key specifies which hashing algorithm is being used to create the JWT signature component. Continue reading “Json Web Token (JWT)”