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package jwt
import (
// Error constants
var (
ErrInvalidKey = errors.New("key is invalid")
ErrInvalidKeyType = errors.New("key is of invalid type")
ErrHashUnavailable = errors.New("the requested hash function is unavailable")
// The errors that might occur when parsing and validating a token
const (
ValidationErrorMalformed uint32 = 1 << iota // Token is malformed
ValidationErrorUnverifiable // Token could not be verified because of signing problems
ValidationErrorSignatureInvalid // Signature validation failed
// Standard Claim validation errors
ValidationErrorAudience // AUD validation failed
ValidationErrorExpired // EXP validation failed
ValidationErrorIssuedAt // IAT validation failed
ValidationErrorIssuer // ISS validation failed
ValidationErrorNotValidYet // NBF validation failed
ValidationErrorId // JTI validation failed
ValidationErrorClaimsInvalid // Generic claims validation error
// Helper for constructing a ValidationError with a string error message
func NewValidationError(errorText string, errorFlags uint32) *ValidationError {
return &ValidationError{
text: errorText,
Errors: errorFlags,
// The error from Parse if token is not valid
type ValidationError struct {
Inner error // stores the error returned by external dependencies, i.e.: KeyFunc
Errors uint32 // bitfield. see ValidationError... constants
text string // errors that do not have a valid error just have text
// Validation error is an error type
func (e ValidationError) Error() string {
if e.Inner != nil {
return e.Inner.Error()
} else if e.text != "" {
return e.text
} else {
return "token is invalid"
// No errors
func (e *ValidationError) valid() bool {
return e.Errors == 0
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