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Okta JWT Verifier for Golang

This library helps you verify tokens that have been issued by Okta. To learn more about verification cases and Okta's tokens please read Working With OAuth 2.0 Tokens

⚠️ 🚧 Beta Preview 🚧 ⚠️

This library is under development and is currently in 0.x version series. Breaking changes may be introduced at minor versions in the 0.x range. Please lock your dependency to a specific version until this library reaches 1.x.

Need help? Okta Developer Forum.

Installation

go get -u github.com/okta/okta-jwt-verifier-golang

Usage

This library was built to keep configuration to a minimum. To get it running at its most basic form, all you need to provide is the the following information:

  • Issuer - This is the URL of the authorization server that will perform authentication. All Developer Accounts have a "default" authorization server. The issuer is a combination of your Org URL (found in the upper right of the console home page) and /oauth2/default. For example, https://dev-1234.oktapreview.com/oauth2/default.
  • Client ID- These can be found on the "General" tab of the Web application that you created earlier in the Okta Developer Console.

Access Token Validation

import github.com/okta/okta-jwt-verifier-golang

toValidate := map[string]string{}
toValidate["aud"] = "api://default"
toValidate["cid"] = "{CLIENT_ID}"

jwtVerifierSetup := jwtverifier.JwtVerifier{
        Issuer: "{ISSUER}",
        ClaimsToValidate: toValidate
}

verifier := jwtVerifierSetup.New()

token, err := verifier.VerifyAccessToken("{JWT}")

Id Token Validation

import github.com/okta/okta-jwt-verifier-golang

toValidate := map[string]string{}
toValidate["nonce"] = "{NONCE}"
toValidate["aud"] = "{CLIENT_ID}"


jwtVerifierSetup := jwtverifier.JwtVerifier{
        Issuer: "{ISSUER}",
        ClaimsToValidate: toValidate
}

verifier := jwtVerifierSetup.New()

token, err := verifier.VerifyIdToken("{JWT}")

This will either provide you with the token which gives you access to all the claims, or an error. The token struct contains a Claims property that will give you a map[string]interface{} of all the claims in the token.

// Getting the sub from the token
sub := token.Claims["sub"]

Dealing with clock skew

We default to a PT2M clock skew adjustment in our validation. If you need to change this, you can use the SetLeeway method:

jwtVerifierSetup := JwtVerifier{
        Issuer: "{ISSUER}",
}

verifier := jwtVerifierSetup.New()
verifier.SetLeeway(60) // seconds
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