learn hapi — JWK and JWKS Overview

A JSON Web Key (JWK) is an important piece in the JWT universe because it represents a cryptographic key using a JSON data structure. Each JWK is represented by key-value pairs, like a typical JavaScript object but in JSON format.

Additionally, the JSON Web Key Set is a JSON object representing a set of JSON web keys. Each JWK in the set of keys must be unique.

A typical use case for JWKs is to provide an API endpoint to let services access your verification keys in a predefined format.

This tutorial provides an overview of both data structures. It outlines the important parts of JWK and JWKS at individual examples.

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