Why OpenSSL? OpenSSL is the reference library for cryptography and secure TLS/HTTPS communication. It is part of most Linux/BSD systems, and covers a lot of use cases and algorithms. Even if it had some vulnerabilities in the past, it has been audited and validated for business use. Some algorithms […]
JSON Web Token (
JWT) is an open standard (RFC 7519) that defines a compact
and self-contained way for securely transmitting information between parties as
a JSON object. This information can be verified and trusted because it is
digitally signed. JWTs can be signed using a secret (with the HMAC algorithm)
or a public/private key pair using RSA or ECDSA.
They can be used for:
- Authentication: including a
JWTto any HTTP request allows Single Sign On user validation across different domains;
- Secure Information Exchange: a small amount of data can be stored in the JWT payload, and is digitally signed to ensure its provenance and integrity.
See http://jwt.io for an introduction to JSON Web Tokens.
Our mORMot framework now implements
ES256(256-bit ECDSA) algorithms (with the addition of the
- Validates all claims (validation dates, audiences, JWT ID);
- Thread-safe and high performance (2 µs for a
HS256verification under x64), with optional in-memory cache if needed (e.g. for slower
- Stand-alone and cross-platform code (no external
dll, works with Delphi or FPC);
- Enhanced security and strong design - per instance, it is by design immune from https://auth0.com/blog/2015/03/31/critical-vulnerabilities-in-json-web-token-libraries
- Full integration with the framework.