jwtea

Brew JSON Web Tokens in pure Nim


Keywords
jwt, hmac, rsa
License
MIT
Install
nimble install jwtea

Documentation

JWTea

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nimble install jwtea

JWTea enables the creation of JSON Web Tokens in pure Nim, without any dependency on OpenSSL or other external libraries.

OpenSSL is one of the truly legendary sources of programmer pain so this repo was motivated by refusing that dependency.

JWTea does not currently support all JWT algorithms. Two very popular algorithms, including RS256 used by Google, are supported now and support for more can be added.

Algorithm Status
HS256
HS384
HS512
RS256
RS384
RS512
ES256
ES384
ES512
PS256
PS384
PS512

To learn more about JWT, this site is a great reference: https://jwt.io

How to use JWTea

Per the JWT spec, a JWT is created with 3 parts:

  1. A header JSON object.
  2. A claims JSON object.
  3. A secret or private key.

JWTea avoids making it any more complicated than that:

proc signJwt*(header, claims: JsonNode, secret: string): string

Examples

import jwtea, std/json

let
  header = %*{
    "alg": "HS256",
    "typ": "JWT"
  }
  claims = %*{
    "sub": "1234567890",
    "name": "John Doe",
    "iat": 1516239022
  }
  secret = "abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789"
  jwt = signJwt(header, claims, secret)

echo jwt

If you have an RSA private key, simply pass it to signJwt as the secret:

import jwtea, std/json

let
  header = %*{
    "alg": "RS256",
    "typ": "JWT"
  }
  claims = %*{
    "sub": "1234567890",
    "name": "John Doe",
    "admin": true,
    "iat": 1516239022
  }
  privateKey = """-----BEGIN PRIVATE KEY-----
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MzEfYyjiWA4R4/M2bS1GB4t7NXp98C3SC6dVMvDuictGeurT8jNbvJZHtCSuYEvu
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dn/RsYEONbwQSjIfMPkvxF+8HQ==
-----END PRIVATE KEY-----"""

echo "JWT = ", signJwt(header, claims, privateKey)

Testing

nimble test