Generate JWTs

You need to generate a JWT for each user. The JWT is used to authenticate the user. Run the following commands, remember to replace the APPLICATION_ID variable with id of your application and PRIVATE_KEY with the name of your private key file.

NOTE: To quickly get your application id you can run the Vonage CLI command, vonage apps, to view a list of your applications.

For Alice:

vonage jwt --app_id=APPLICATION_ID --subject=Alice --key_file=./PRIVATE_KEY --acl='{"paths":{"/*/users/**":{},"/*/conversations/**":{},"/*/sessions/**":{},"/*/devices/**":{},"/*/image/**":{},"/*/media/**":{},"/*/applications/**":{},"/*/push/**":{},"/*/knocking/**":{},"/*/legs/**":{}}}'

And for Bob:

vonage jwt --app_id=APPLICATION_ID --subject=Bob --key_file=./PRIVATE_KEY --acl='{"paths":{"/*/users/**":{},"/*/conversations/**":{},"/*/sessions/**":{},"/*/devices/**":{},"/*/image/**":{},"/*/media/**":{},"/*/applications/**":{},"/*/push/**":{},"/*/knocking/**":{},"/*/legs/**":{}}}'

The above commands set the expiry of the JWT to one day from now, which is the maximum.

Make a note of the JWT you generated for each user:

terminal screenshot of a generated sample JWT
terminal screenshot of a generated sample JWT

NOTE: In a production environment, your application should expose an endpoint that generates a JWT for each client request.

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