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Note As part of our ongoing commitment to best security practices, we have rotated the signing keys used to sign previous releases of this SDK. As a result, new patch builds have been released using the new signing key. Please upgrade at your earliest convenience.

While this change won't affect most developers, if you have implemented a dependency signature validation step in your build process, you may notice a warning that past releases can't be verified. This is expected, and a result of the key rotation process. Updating to the latest version will resolve this for you.

A Java implementation of JSON Web Token (JWT) - RFC 7519.

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  • Examples - code samples for common java-jwt scenarios.
  • Docs site - explore our docs site and learn more about Auth0.

Getting Started


This library is supported for Java LTS versions 8, 11, and 17. For issues on non-LTS versions above 8, consideration will be given on a case-by-case basis.

java-jwt is intended for server-side JVM applications. Android applications should use JWTDecode.Android.

java-jwt supports the following algorithms for both signing and verification:

JWS Algorithm Description
HS256 HMAC256 HMAC with SHA-256
HS384 HMAC384 HMAC with SHA-384
HS512 HMAC512 HMAC with SHA-512
RS256 RSA256 RSASSA-PKCS1-v1_5 with SHA-256
RS384 RSA384 RSASSA-PKCS1-v1_5 with SHA-384
RS512 RSA512 RSASSA-PKCS1-v1_5 with SHA-512
ES256 ECDSA256 ECDSA with curve P-256 and SHA-256
ES384 ECDSA384 ECDSA with curve P-384 and SHA-384
ES512 ECDSA512 ECDSA with curve P-521 and SHA-512

Note - Support for ECDSA with curve secp256k1 and SHA-256 (ES256K) has been dropped since it has been disabled in Java 15

⚠️ Important security note: JVM has a critical vulnerability for ECDSA Algorithms - CVE-2022-21449. Please review the details of the vulnerability and update your environment.


Add the dependency via Maven:


or Gradle:

implementation 'com.auth0:java-jwt:4.4.0'

Create a JWT

Use JWT.create(), configure the claims, and then call sign(algorithm) to sign the JWT.

The example below demonstrates this using the RS256 signing algorithm:

try {
    Algorithm algorithm = Algorithm.RSA256(rsaPublicKey, rsaPrivateKey);
    String token = JWT.create()
} catch (JWTCreationException exception){
    // Invalid Signing configuration / Couldn't convert Claims.

Verify a JWT

Create a JWTVerifier passing the Algorithm, and specify any required claim values.

The following example uses RS256 to verify the JWT.

String token = "eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXUyJ9.eyJpc3MiOiJhdXRoMCJ9.AbIJTDMFc7yUa5MhvcP03nJPyCPzZtQcGEp-zWfOkEE";
DecodedJWT decodedJWT;
try {
    Algorithm algorithm = Algorithm.RSA256(rsaPublicKey, rsaPrivateKey);
    JWTVerifier verifier = JWT.require(algorithm)
        // specify any specific claim validations
        // reusable verifier instance
    decodedJWT = verifier.verify(token);
} catch (JWTVerificationException exception){
    // Invalid signature/claims

If the token has an invalid signature or the Claim requirement is not met, a JWTVerificationException will be thrown.

See the examples and JavaDocs for additional documentation.

API Reference



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This project is licensed under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for more info.

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