Welcome to PyJWT

PyJWT is a Python library which allows you to encode and decode JSON Web Tokens (JWT). JWT is an open, industry-standard (RFC 7519) for representing claims securely between two parties.


You can install pyjwt with pip:

$ pip install pyjwt

See Installation for more information.

Example Usage

>>> import jwt

>>> encoded_jwt = jwt.encode({'some': 'payload'}, 'secret', algorithm='HS256')
>>> encoded_jwt

>>> jwt.decode(encoded_jwt, 'secret', algorithms=['HS256'])
{'some': 'payload'}

See Usage Examples for more examples.

Command line


pyjwt [options] INPUT

Decoding examples:

pyjwt --key=secret TOKEN
pyjwt --no-verify TOKEN

See more options executing pyjwt --help.