Protect Routes with JWT Tokens Using This Package for Laravel

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Signature Tech Studio's Laravel JWT package makes it easy to generate, consume, and protect routes with JWT tokens in Laravel. This package wraps the lcobucci/jwt and provides the following benefits on top of that package, specifically for Laravel:

  • JWT facade with helper methods to quickly generate and parse tokens.
  • Enforces a minimal set of claims for generated tokens, like aud, iss, and exp.
  • Validate parsed tokens to ensure our required claims are set properly with the signature present and valid.
  • HTTP Middleware to validate a route-specific JWT
  • Request macro to easily access route-specific JWT claims

You can also build tokens fluently with ease, using the provided JWT facade:

// Generate a token that will expire in an hour
$jwt = JWT::get('token-id', ['anything' => 'here'], now()->addMinutes(60));
 
// Fluently create a JWT
$token = JWT::setId('my-token-id')
->lifetime(3600)
->signWith('custom-signing-key-with-256-bits')
->issuedBy("my-app")
->permittedFor("receiving-app")
->withClaim('myclaim', 'any value')
->getToken()
->toString();

On the request side, you can parse and validate tokens, retrieve claims, and validate them via a provided route-specific JWT middleware. See the readme for use-cases and full details.

You can get started with this package on GitHub at stechstudio/laravel-jwt. You can install this package via composer with the following command:

composer require stechstudio/laravel-jwt
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