ballerina/jwt Ballerina library



This module provides a framework for authentication/authorization with JWTs and generation/validation of JWTs as specified in the RFC 7519, RFC 7515, and RFC 7517.

JSON Web Token (JWT) is a compact, URL-safe means of representing claims to be transferred between two parties. The claims in a JWT are encoded as a JSON object that is used as the payload of a JSON Web Signature (JWS) structure or as the plaintext of a JSON Web Encryption (JWE) structure enabling the claims to be signed digitally or protecting the integrity with a Message Authentication Code(MAC) and/or encrypted.

The Ballerina jwt module facilitates auth providers that are to be used by the clients and listeners of different protocol connectors. Also, it provides the APIs for issuing a self-signed JWT and validating a JWT.

Listener JWT Auth provider

Represents the listener JWT Auth provider, which is used to authenticate the provided credentials (JWT) against the provided JWT validator configurations.

Client JWT Auth provider

Represents the client JWT Auth provider, which is used to authenticate with an external endpoint by issuing a self-signed JWT against the provided JWT issuer configurations.

JWT issuer

A self-signed JWT can be issued with the provided configurations using this API as follows:

jwt:IssuerConfig issuerConfig = {
    username: "ballerina",
    issuer: "wso2",
    audience: "vEwzbcasJVQm1jVYHUHCjhxZ4tYa",
    expTime: 3600,
    signatureConfig: {
        config: {
            keyFile: "/path/to/private.key"

string jwt = check jwt:issue(issuerConfig);

JWT validator

A JWT can be validated with the provided configurations using the API as follows:

string jwt = "eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLA0KI[...omitted for brevity...]mB92K27uhbwW1gFWFOEjXk";

jwt:ValidatorConfig validatorConfig = {
    issuer: "wso2",
    audience: "vEwzbcasJVQm1jVYHUHCjhxZ4tYa",
    clockSkew: 60,
    signatureConfig: {
        certFile: "/path/to/public.crt"

jwt:Payload result = check jwt:validate(jwt, validatorConfig);


import ballerina/jwt;Copy


Released date: over 1 year ago

Version: 2.6.0

License: Apache-2.0


Platform: java11

Ballerina version: 2201.4.0

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