Securing GraphQL Backends with JWTs

Sam Julien
InstructorSam Julien

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Are you confused about how authentication and authorization relate to GraphQL APIs? You’re not alone! It’s no secret that learning auth is hard on its own, let alone on top of GraphQL. Let’s demystify auth while learning how to use JSON Web Tokens (JWTs) with GraphQL APIs!

After discovering why controlling access to APIs is so challenging and ways we can solve it, we’ll step through how to handle authorization in your GraphQL server. This talk will use JavaScript examples, but the principles will apply to other tech. By the end, you’ll feel a whole lot better about tackling auth in GraphQL!

After you watch the talk, head over to Sam's website for slides, resources, sample code, and more.