JWT Handbook

Learn everything you wanted to know, but were afraid to ask about JSON Web Tokens

JWT HandbookJWT Handbook
VERSION 0.10.1

JWT Handbook

Ever wondered how JWT came to be and what problems it was designed to tackle? Are you curious about the plethora of algorithms available for signing and encrypting JWTs? Or are you interested in getting up-to-speed with JWTs as soon as possible? Then this handbook is for you.

  • What’s new in this version?

  • Added: Introduction to the RSA algorithm: description and math
  • Added: Signing with RSA
  • Added: detailed description of RS256 (RSASSA PKCS#1 v1.5 with SHA-256)
  • Sample code in JavaScript implementing RS256