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What makes JSON Web Tokens (JWT) secure?
Submitted by Siddharth Kshetrapal (@siddharthkp) on Monday, 3 September 2018
Section: Full Talk Technical level: Intermediate
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?
Preview video: https://youtu.be/cATfdalJx0Q
First draft / Detailed outline: https://www.notion.so/What-makes-JSON-Web-Tokens-JWT-secure-dca6e0e280474f12ab6cec29939506f6
1. What is JWT?
2. When should you use JSON Web Tokens?
3. Structure + Implementation
5. What makes them secure?
6. Can JWT be hacked?
(I can skip some parts and make it a crips talk as well)