JSFoo 2018

On JavaScript and Security

What makes JSON Web Tokens (JWT) secure?

Submitted by Siddharth Kshetrapal (@siddharthkp) on Monday, 3 September 2018

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Intermediate

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Abstract

There’s a lot you have to think about when building frontend applications - routing, performance, animations, etc. Security often takes the back seat (not cool!)

Between cookies, tokens, keeping users authenticated, and handling resource access, security can become quite tricky. Let’s look at the implementation detail and usage of the popular methods of authorization: JWT(Json web tokens) and see what makes it secure in the first place?

Outline

Preview video: https://youtu.be/cATfdalJx0Q
First draft / Detailed outline: https://www.notion.so/What-makes-JSON-Web-Tokens-JWT-secure-dca6e0e280474f12ab6cec29939506f6

Topics:
1. What is JWT?
2. When should you use JSON Web Tokens?
3. Structure + Implementation
4. Usage
5. What makes them secure?
6. Can JWT be hacked?

(I can skip some parts and make it a crips talk as well)

Speaker bio

Siddharth works on Design systems at Auth0. He runs frontend.army and stackstickers.shop on the side. Past: Frontend architect at Practo

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Slides

https://sid.studio/jwt

Preview video

https://youtu.be/cATfdalJx0Q

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