It is recommended to read this article on what is a JWT token and how they work.
What is a token?
A token is a code that identifies you. They are usually used to access online services. In some cases, they are required to access them, such as when accessing an API.
When an API receives this code to identify you, it knows who you are and what permissions you have on it. Tokens allow us to avoid having to re-enter our login information each time we make a request to an API.
Tokens should expire after some time so that the server can know that the user’s session has expired and the user needs to log in again. The token expiration time should be long enough to avoid users having to enter their credentials over and over again, but short enough that the client application can refresh the token before it expires.
On the other hand, if the token never expires, an attacker can steal it and use it forever, so we must get rid of it after some time.
When we send a request to an API with a token, the server checks that the token is valid. If it is not valid anymore, then it rejects the request and we need to login again.
The number of requests we can make with our token depends on how many requests are allocated. So you can use your token for a range of operations, such as creating, updating and deleting data, as well as reading data from the server. This number of requests decreases slowly every time you send a request with your token, and when it reaches zero, you have to login again.
Generate a JWT Token using the following API
We recommend using the JWT Authorization Scheme if you want to generate JWT tokens programmatically or need more details about what they can do for your business. It is one of the most widely used tokens in web applications due to its simplicity and security.
You might have heard of JSON Web Signatures or JSON Web Tokens (JWT), which provides a method for securely transmitting data between two parties.In order to understand what JWT is and how it works we will use a non-technical example. Imagine that your friend lives in another city, but you want to give them your car for a few days while you are away on vacation. You want to trust them with your car keys without handing them over in person and without worrying about them lending them out to someone else while you are
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