[Openid-specs-ab] FW: [OAUTH-WG] JWT CLI tool in PyJWT

Mike Jones Michael.Jones at microsoft.com
Wed Apr 6 04:10:44 UTC 2011

(Distributing to a wider audience)

Thanks for letting us know about your implementation, Jeff!

                                                            -- Mike

From: oauth-bounces at ietf.org [mailto:oauth-bounces at ietf.org] On Behalf Of Jeff Lindsay
Sent: Tuesday, April 05, 2011 8:43 PM
To: OAuth WG (oauth at ietf.org)
Subject: [OAUTH-WG] JWT CLI tool in PyJWT

We use JWT a lot and end up needing it while using curl, or needing quick JWT generation... so I added a jwt command line utility in PyJWT. It doesn't support all crypto methods yet (since PyJWT doesn't either), but it has a pretty nice interface for encoding/decoding.

You can install it with just "easy_install PyJWT". Here's the usage doc:

Usage: jwt [options] input

Encodes or decodes JSON Web Tokens based on input

Decoding examples:

  jwt --key=secret json.web.token
  jwt --no-verify json.web.token

Encoding requires the key option and takes space separated key/value pairs
separated by equals (=) as input. Examples:

  jwt --key=secret iss=me exp=1302049071
  jwt --key=secret foo=bar exp=+10

The exp key is special and can take an offset to current Unix time.

  --version        show program's version number and exit
  -h, --help       show this help message and exit
  -n, --no-verify  ignore signature verification on decode
  --key=KEY        set the secret key to sign with
  --alg=ALG        set crypto algorithm to sign with. default=HS256
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