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How to verify a Json Web Token with ORGiD ?


To verify a JWT token, the sequence described in the JWT Creation are reversed:

  1. Parse the JWT using standard libraries
    • Libraries should validate standard JWT fields like exp and iat
  2. Using the iss field of the token, retrieve the associated JSON document using the process described in ORGiD Discover
  3. Validate the JWT signature using the Public Key provided in the document
  4. Using the organization’s JSON document, you can build your own validation logic prior to accepting a request:
    • Check that the requesting organization is not from a country under embargo in your own country
    • Check that the requesting organization is not a competitor
    • Enforce API rate limits and fair look-to-book ratios to avoid leaking business information

Note that the Public Keys of an organization can be retrieved using the GraphQL node in a single call.

Code Examples

Using Python

import re
import requests
import yaml
import jsonschema

# Let's assume the recipient is Glider
recipient = 'did:orgid:my_recipient_orgid'
jwt_token = 'eyJ0eXAi...' 
now = int(datetime.utcnow().timestamp())

# Decode the token with signature verification disabled as we do not have the Public Key yet
claims = jwt.decode(jwt_token, verify=False)

# Check for mandatory claims
assert(claims['aud'] == recipient)
assert(claims['exp'] > now)

# Check for the optional claims
if 'nbf' in claims:
    assert(claims['nbf'] < now)
if 'iat' in claims:
    assert(claims['iat'] < now)

# Parse the iss claim
m = re.match(r'^did:orgid:(?P<orgid>0x[A-Za-z0-9]{64})#(?P<fragment>.+)$', claims['iss'])
assert(m != None)
sender_orgid ='orgid')

# Retrieve and validate the Organization details from the contract
result = orgid_contract.functions.getOrganization(bytes.fromhex(sender_orgid[2:])).call()
sender_organization = Organization._make(result)

# Retrieve the JSON Document
doc = requests.get(sender_organization.json_uri)
assert(w3.sha3(text=doc.text) == sender_organization.json_hash)

# Validate the JSON Structure
orgid_schema = requests.get('').text
yaml_validator = yaml.load(orgid_schema, Loader=yaml.FullLoader)
jsonschema.validate(doc.json(), yaml_validator)
# Retrieve the Public Key
found = False
for publicKey in doc.json()['publicKey']:
    if publicKey['id'] == claims['iss']:
        found = True

# Validate the JWT signature
d = jwt.decode(jwt_token, publicKey['publicKeyPem'], audience=recipient)

# The application can then safely interact with the organization
# For example using the company legal information

Using Javascript

const { JWK, JWT } = require('jose');
const { OrgIdResolver, httpFetchMethod } = require('@windingtree/');
const { addresses: orgIdAddresses } = require('@windingtree/');
const { addresses: lifDepositAddresses } = require('@windingtree/');

// ORG.ID resolver configuration
const defaultNetwork = 'mainnet'; // or ropsten for test
const orgIdResolver = new OrgIdResolver({
    web3, // Web3 client initialized
    orgId: orgIdAddresses[defaultNetwork],
    lifDeposit: lifDepositAddresses[defaultNetwork]

const verifyJWT = async (jwt) => {
    // Decode the token using JWT library
    const decodedToken = JWT.decode(jwt, {
        complete: true
    const { payload: { exp, aud, iss } } = decodedToken;

    // Issuer should be defined
    if (!iss || iss === '') {
        throw('JWT is missing issuing ORG.ID');

    // Resolve did to didDocument
    const { did, fragment } = iss.match(/(?<did>did:orgid:0x\w{64})(?:#{1})?(?<fragment>\w+)?/).groups;

    const didResult = await orgIdResolver.resolve(did);

    // Organization should not be disabled
    if (!didResult.organization.isActive) {
        throw(`Organization: ${didResult.organization.orgId} is disabled`);
    // Retrieve the Public Key PEM
    const publicKey = didResult.didDocument.publicKey.filter(
        p =>`#${fragment}$`, 'g'))

    if (!publicKey) {
        throw('Public key definition not found in the DID document');

    if (!publicKey.publicKeyPem.match(RegExp('PUBLIC KEY', 'gi'))) {
        publicKey.publicKeyPem = `-----BEGIN PUBLIC KEY-----\n${publicKey.publicKeyPem}\n-----END PUBLIC KEY-----`;

    // Load Public Key as a JWK
    const pubKey = JWK.asKey(
        alg: 'ES256K',
        use: 'sig'

    // Throws if the verification fails
            typ: 'JWT',
            aud: 'replaceWithYourDid'

    return {