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Here’s Why We Use JWTs (JSON Web Tokens)

August 24, 2014
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Abhay Bhargav
Here’s Why We Use JWTs (JSON Web Tokens) — Authentication & Authorization | Way of the Future

#JWT, or #JSON Web Tokens, are an open industry standard for authentication and authorization used in many web applications today. JWT are particularly employed in securing web services and distributed microservices.Where older authentication and authorization technologies relied on centralized session storage, JWT is decentralized and more secure. It uses cryptography and signed tokens in order to validate users of an app, and it’s these innovations that have made it revolutionary in the space of web app security.In this video, Abhay Bhargav explains what JSON Web Tokens are, how JWT works, and how they’re being used to power enterprise applications across the globe.

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Abhay Bhargav

Abhay is a speaker and trainer at major industry events including DEF CON, BlackHat, OWASP AppSecUSA. He loves golf (don't get him started).

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