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JWT

A JWT implementation that uses nkeys to digitally sign JWT tokens. Nkeys use Ed25519 to provide authentication of JWT claims.

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// Need a private key to sign the claim, nkeys makes it easy to create
kp, err := nkeys.CreateAccount()
if err != nil {
    t.Fatal("unable to create account key", err)
}

pk, err := kp.PublicKey()
if err != nil {
	t.Fatal("error getting public key", err)
}

// create a new claim
claims := NewAccountClaims(pk)
claims.Expires = time.Now().Add(time.Duration(time.Hour)).Unix()


// add details by modifying claims.Account

// serialize the claim to a JWT token
token, err := claims.Encode(kp)
if err != nil {
    t.Fatal("error encoding token", err)
}

// on the receiving side, decode the token
c, err := DecodeAccountClaims(token)
if err != nil {
    t.Fatal(err)
}

// if the token was decoded, it means that it
// validated and it wasn't tampered. the remaining and
// required test is to insure the issuer is trusted
pk, err := kp.PublicKey()
if err != nil {
    t.Fatalf("unable to read public key: %v", err)
}

if c.Issuer != pk {
    t.Fatalf("the public key is not trusted")
}