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What is Jsonwebtoken in node JS?

Authentication and Authorization using JWT with Node. js. JSON Web Token (JWT) is an open standard that defines a compact and self-contained way of securely transmitting information between parties as a JSON object. This information can be verified and trusted because it is digitally signed.

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Subsequently, one may also ask, how does JWT work in node JS?

The claims in a JWT are encoded as a JSON object that is used as the payload of a JSON Web Signature (JWS) structure or as the plaintext of a JSON Web Encryption (JWE) structure, enabling the claims to be digitally signed or integrity protected with a Message Authentication Code (MAC) and/or encrypted.

Beside above, what is hs256? HS256. Hash-based Message Authentication Code (HMAC) is an algorithm that combines a certain payload with a secret using a cryptographic hash function like SHA-256 . The result is a code that can be used to verify a message only if both the generating and verifying parties know the secret.

Also question is, what does JWT verify do?

Doing so allows you to assert that a token was issued by your server and was not maliciously modified. When the token is signed, it is “stateless”: this means you don't need any extra information, other than the secret key, to verify that the information in the token is “true”.

What is JWT secret?

JWT or JSON Web Token is a string which is sent in HTTP request (from client to server) to validate authenticity of the client. JWT is created with a secret key and that secret key is private to you. When you receive a JWT from the client, you can verify that JWT with this that secret key.

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