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JWTs Suck (and Are Stupid)

11.16.2017 at Node.js Denver


Randall Degges (Okta)

JSON Web Tokens (JWTs) are all the rage in the security world. They’re becoming more and more ubiquitous in web authentication libraries, and are commonly used to store a user’s identity information. In this talk, Randall will explain why you shouldn't use JWTs, and why everyone who tells you to is wrong.
Randall Degges is the Head of Developer Advocacy at Okta, where he spends his time writing security software and educating developers on security best practices. In his free time, Randall works on open source software and builds API services.