PyJOAT

JWT OAuth 2.0 Access Token management


Keywords
joat jwt json web access token oauth
License
MIT
Install
pip install PyJOAT==1.1.1

Documentation

JWT OAuth Access Token

A library for generating and verifying signed JWT OAuth 2.0 access tokens.

Installation

pip install pyjoat

Usage

The JOAT library is intended to be used for issuing tokens from the OAuth 2.0 /token endpoint, as well as from resource servers to authenticate requests.

Here is an example of token generation:

import joat

def generate_hmac_salt(jwt_claims):
  return "the most secret hmac salt ever"

joat.salt_generator = generate_hmac_salt

TokenGenerator = joat.TokenGenerator("My OAuth2 Provider")

access_token = TokenGenerator.issue_token(client_id="abcd",
                                          user_id="1234",
                                          scope=["profile", "read"])

print access_token
# [line breaks added for readability only]
# eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJhdWQiOiJhYmNkIiwiaXNzIjoiTXk \
# gT0F1dGgyIFByb3ZpZGVyIiwiZXhwIjoxNDA3Mjk0NTcyLCJpYXQiOjE0MDcyOTA5NzI \
# sInNjcCI6WyJwcm9maWxlIiwicmVhZCJdLCJzdWIiOiIxMjM0In0.wgNhGiKQ0ppO0Xu \
# QhalGZmSommQROjBusCanRa_6Ydc

And one of parsing a token:

import joat

def generate_hmac_salt(jwt_claims):
  return "the most secret hmac salt ever"

joat.salt_generator = generate_hmac_salt

credentials = joat.parse_token('eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJhdWQiOiJhYmNkIiwiaXNzIjoiTXkgT0F1dGgyIFByb3ZpZGVyIiwiZXhwIjoxNDA3Mjk0NTcyLCJpYXQiOjE0MDcyOTA5NzIsInNjcCI6WyJwcm9maWxlIiwicmVhZCJdLCJzdWIiOiIxMjM0In0.wgNhGiKQ0ppO0XuQhalGZmSommQROjBusCanRa_6Ydc')

print credentials
# [again, line break added for readability]
# {u'user_id': u'1234', u'authorized_scope': [u'profile', u'read'],
#  u'client_id': u'abcd', u'provider': u'My OAuth2 Provider'}

Salt Generation

Because the payload of the JWT is easily readable by anyone with access to the token, a secure HMAC salt (or secret, depending on your preferred terminology) is of the utmost importance for token security, and to avoid allowing tokens issued by a malicious third party.

To this end, PyJOAT expects you to implement salt generation on your own. The JWT claims are passed into the salt generation method so that you may use the payload data to lookup or generate the salt for the client-user-scope combination.

You may also pass a jti to the token generation method to augment the salt generation or otherwise keep track of the tokens you generate.

access_token = TokenGenerator.issue_token(client_id="abcd",
                                          user_id="1234",
                                          scope=["profile", "read"],
                                          jti="your_token_id")