Authenticating API Clients With JWT and NGINX Plus

JSON Web Tokens (JWTs, pronounced “jots”) are a compact and highly portable means of exchanging identity information. The JWT specification has been an important underpinning of OpenID Connect, providing a single sign‑on token for the OAuth 2.0 ecosystem. JWTs can also be used as authentication credentials in their own right and are a better way to control access to web‑based APIs than traditional API keys.

With the release of NGINX Plus R10, NGINX Plus can validate JWTs directly....

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