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What Is JWT and Why Should You Use JWT

Neha Sharma
Published on 15 Jan 2022 / In Learn / Education

JSON Web Tokens (JWT) are talked about all the time, but what exactly are they and how do they work. In this video I will explain in depth exactly what JWT is, how it works, why it is secure, and when you should use it. We will go through multiple visual demonstrations of exactly how and why JWT works. We will also compare JWT to the more common and traditional session based user authorization. By the end of this video you will have a complete understanding of JWT, how it works, and when you should use it.

📚 Materials/References:

JWT Authentication Implementation Video: https://youtu.be/mbsmsi7l3r4
JWT Playground: https://jwt.io/

🧠 Concepts Covered:

- What JWT is
- JWT vs Session
- The components of JWT
- How JWT is secure
- When you should use JWT
- The advantages of JWT

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My Website: https://webdevsimplified.com
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