Utilities for dealing with JWT in SilverStripe

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1.0.0 2023-09-18 15:32 UTC

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Lean set of helper classes to deal with JWT in SilverStripe setups.


composer require level51/silverstripe-jwt-utils
Module Version PHP Version
1.x >=8
0.x <8


use Level51\JWTUtils\JWTUtils;
use Level51\JWTUtils\JWTUtilsException;

class MyTokenController extends Controller {

    private static $allowed_actions = ['token'];
    public function token() {
        try {
            $payload = JWTUtils::inst()->byBasicAuth($this->request);
            return json_encode($payload);
        } catch(JWTUtilsException $e) {
            return $this->httpError(403, $e->getMessage());

With correct config and credentials there will be a payload like the following:

	"token": "eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJtZW1iZXJJZCI6MSwiaXNzIjoiaHR0cDpcL1wvc2lsdmVyZ3JvdW5kLm1lXC8iLCJleHAiOjE1MTgyNzMwMjIsImlhdCI6MTUxNzY2ODIyMiwicmF0IjoxNTE3NjY4MjIyLCJqdGkiOiI0ZjIyMjViNS0wMzE5LTQ3YTMtYWNjMy1jOWJlNDk4MDc1NTIifQ.vQLLzmB7rWkwQDomAuC6Bfm-J0ITsIfFq4wL8UMAAJs",
	"member": {
		"id": 1,
		"email": "js@lvl51.de",
		"firstName": "Julian",
		"surname": "Scheuchenzuber"


Make sure to include an environment variable JWT_SECRET and pick a random value.

  secret: '`JWT_SECRET`'          # Secret for signature. This is mandatory and there is no default value
  lifetime_in_days: 7             # Term of validity
  renew_threshold_in_minutes: 60  # Keep JWT for at least 60 minutes


  • static inst(): Get singleton instance
  • byBasicAuth($request, $includeMemberData: bool = true): array: Creates a new token from Basic Auth member data
  • renew($token: string): string: Checks if the given token is valid and needs to be renewed
  • check($token: string): bool: Checks if token is valid and non-expired