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Nimbus JOSE + JWT

  • The most popular and robust Java library for JSON Web Tokens (JWT)
  • Supports all standard signature (JWS) and encryption (JWE) algorithms
  • Open source Apache 2.0 licence

Check out the library homepage for more info and examples.

Full compact JOSE and JWT support

Create, serialise and process compact-encoded:

  • Plain (unsecured) JOSE objects
  • JSON Web Signature (JWS) objects
  • JSON Web Encryption (JWE) objects
  • JSON Web Key (JWK) objects and JWK sets
  • Plain, signed and encrypted JSON Web Tokens (JWTs)

The less frequently used alternative JSON encoding is on the road map.

Supported JOSE algorithms

The library can handle all standard JOSE algorithms:

  • HMAC integrity protection: HS256, HS384 and HS512
  • RSASSA-PKCS1-V1_5 signatures: RS256, RS384 and RS512
  • RSASSA-PSS signatures: PS256, PS384 and PS512
  • EC signatures: ES256, ES384 and ES512
  • Key encryption with RSAES-PKCS1-V1_5: RSA1_5 (deprecated)
  • Key encryption with RSAES OAEP: RSA-OAEP and RSA-OAEP-256
  • Key encryption with AES key wrap: A128KW, A192KW and A256KW
  • Key encryption with AES GCM: A128CGMKW, A192CGMKW and A256CGMKW
  • Direct shared symmetric key encryption: dir
  • Key Agreement with Elliptic Curve Diffie-Hellman Ephemeral Static: ECDH-ES, ECDH-ES+A128KW, ECDH-ES+A192KW and ECDH-ES+A256KW
  • Password-based encryption: PBES2-HS256+A128KW, PBES2-HS384+A192KW and PBES2-HS512+A256KW
  • Content encryption with AES_CBC_HMAC_SHA2: A128CBC-HS256, A192CBC-HS384, A256CBC-HS512, the deprecated A128CBC+HS256 and A256CBC+HS512 are also supported
  • Content encryption with AES GCM: A128GCM, A192GCM and A256GCM
  • JWE Compression with DEFLATE.

Supported IETF standards

  • RFC 7515 - JSON Web Signature (JWS)
  • RFC 7516 - JSON Web Encryption (JWE)
  • RFC 7517 - JSON Web Key (JWK)
  • RFC 7518 - JSON Web Algorithms (JWA)
  • RFC 7519 - JSON Web Token (JWT)
  • RFC 7520 - Examples of Protecting Content Using JSON Object Signing and Encryption (JOSE)
  • RFC 7165 - Use Cases and Requirements for JSON Object Signing and Encryption (JOSE)
  • RFC 8037 - CFRG Elliptic Curve Diffie-Hellman (ECDH) and Signatures in JSON Object Signing and Encryption (JOSE)

System requirements and dependencies

The Nimbus JOSE+JWT library requires Java 7+ and has minimal dependencies.

  • JSON Smart for highly efficient parsing and serialisation of JSON.
  • JCIP for concurrency annotations.
  • [optional] BouncyCastle as an alternative JCA provider.

For Maven add:

    <version>[ version ]</version>

where [ version ] is the latest stable version.

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