JSON Web Tokens: How to authenticate users in a microservices environment

Posted by Ruth Reinicke on February 17, 2017

Logging in to a website seems to easy: Enter user name and password and you are good to go.

What seems so simple, is easy as long as the website is based on a monolith in the background. But what happens, if there are lots of microservices at work? How do the microservices know that the user is who he is and how can this be achieved efficiently? The use of JSON Web Tokens (JWT) can be a solution.

Microservices — What an Enterprise Architect Needs to Know

Find out more in a presentation held at the microXchg conference 2017 about how to use JWTs for a secure authentication and authorization of internet users. You can access the presentation here: