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)


We are splitting the jose module into a separated package. You may be interested in joserfc.


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.