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Knock knock, who's there? Authenticating your single page apps using JSON Web Tokens.
Submitted by Sam Bellen (@sambego) on Thursday, 2 May 2019
Section: Full talk (40 mins) Technical level: Beginner Session type: Lecture
When it comes to writing code, there’s nothing we take more serious than authentication and security. Modern single page applications bring along new challenges. By using solutions like the OpenID Connect protocol and JSON Web Tokens we can improve the user experience when authenticating with your apps, providing a seamless authentication process.
In this talk I will try to explain in depth, the way JSON Web Tokens work and can be used to secure your single page apps. I will explain the difference between using opaque tokens and JWTs. The talks will also give an overview of a modern authentication flow and a step by step breakdown of how it works exactly. No specific previous knowledge is required, but it helps the audience has some experience with authenticating users.
I’m Google Developer Expert who works as a Developer Evangelist at Auth0. At Auth0 we’re trying to make authentication and identification as easy as possible, while still keeping it secure.
When I’m not behind a computer, you can me find playing the guitar, having a beer at a concert, or trying to snap the next perfect picture.