Working with JSON Web Tokens (JWT) can be a bit awkward, particularly when using the command line to make requests, so I’ve created a little tool to make life easier.
hastilude and is available on NPM, to install run:
npm install -g hastilude or
yarn global add hastilude
It allows for tokens to be generated from a static JSON file as well as to dissemble encrypted ones into a readable form.
You probably already have a payload you want to send in a file (if not, you need to create one as a JSON string isn’t accepted as an argument), you can then use hastilude to generate a JWT token from it.
from the command line, point at the file containing the the payload and set the secret:
hastilude generate --secret secret --payload test.json
This will output the token contents to command line. If you wanted to use
it as a HTTP authorization header, say with HTTPie, you
can add the
--http flag to get the output:
Authorization:Bearer <generated token>
With HTTPie, that looks like:
http example.org "`hastilude generate -s secret -p test.json --http`"
You can also use hastilude to dismantle a JWT for you:
hastilude dismantle -t <your jwt token>
All contributions welcome, the Project is on github.