Secure Authentication for Web Apps & APIs Using JWTs

Secure Authentication for Web Apps & APIs Using JWTs

Ryan Chenkie
Ryan Chenkie
Auth0
3 hours, 22 minutes

Non-trivial web applications require some form of user authentication. When it comes to implementing authentication in modern single page apps, things can get a bit tricky, and the traditional methods of session and cookie-based auth tend to get in the way. The JSON Web Token spec offers a much better way of handling authentication in a SPA and comes with many benefits.

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Published: March 23, 2017
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Table of Contents

JSON Web Tokens

JSON Web Tokens & Single Page Applications

Client Side Sessions

User Information in the Payload

Protecting Resources

Protecting Routes