JOSE Guide

This part of the documentation contains information on the JOSE implementation. It includes:

  1. JSON Web Signature (JWS)

  2. JSON Web Encryption (JWE)

  3. JSON Web Key (JWK)

  4. JSON Web Algorithm (JWA)

  5. JSON Web Token (JWT)

A simple example on how to use JWT with Authlib:

from authlib.jose import jwt

with open('private.pem', 'rb') as f:
    key =

payload = {'iss': 'Authlib', 'sub': '123', ...}
header = {'alg': 'RS256'}
s = jwt.encode(header, payload, key)

Follow the documentation below to find out more in detail.