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Helsinki Gophers

Securing Go APIs with JSON Web Tokens

February 27, 2018 in Helsinki, Finland

Most APIs today use an API Key to authenticate legitimate clients. API Keys are very simple to use from the consumer perspective, however, life isn’t as easy from the API producer part.

In this talk, Ado Kukic will show how using JWTs as API Keys can greatly improve the architecture of your Golang API by giving you granular security, a homogenous auth architecture, decentralized issuance, debuggability and much more.