JSON Web Token Best Current Practices


JSON Web Token Best Current Practices is an Internet Draft for RFC Sub-series Best Current Practice (BCP).

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JSON Web Tokens, also known as JWTs RFC 7519, are URL-safe JSON-based security tokens that contain a set of claims that can be signed and/or encrypted. The JWT specification has seen rapid adoption because it encapsulates security-relevant information in one, easy to protect location, and because it is easy to implement using widely-available tools. One application area in which JWTs are commonly used is representing Digital Identity information, such as OpenID Connect id_tokens OpenID.Core and OAuth 2.0 RFC 6749 access_tokens and refresh tokens, the details of which are deployment-specific.

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