How to secure sensitive endpoints using JWT in Node.js

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    How to secure sensitive endpoints using JWT in Node.js

    And finally, you have a secure REST API with JWT Authentication 🥳🥳🎉 Remember to see the GitHub repo to see all code. Github repo link

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    For this tutorial, I will be using Express.js + Bcrypt + Prisma to create a simple SQLite database to manage the users.

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    As you can see, this solution worked as expected, but it still has a big concern. The idea of using user email and checking their permission will not prevent malicious people from using an admin email, which can be easy to get with social engineering, and use programs like Insominia or Postman to get the same response as an unprotected endpoint.

  • frank_jwt

    JSON Web Token implementation in Rust.

    We need a unique token that dynamically changes according to the user, where no one could decorate it like an email. And this is where JWT joins the party. 🎉

  • Express

    Fast, unopinionated, minimalist web framework for node.

    For this tutorial, I will be using Express.js + Bcrypt + Prisma to create a simple SQLite database to manage the users.

  • InfluxDB

    Build time-series-based applications quickly and at scale.. InfluxDB is the Time Series Data Platform where developers build real-time applications for analytics, IoT and cloud-native services in less time with less code.

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