Decode JWT tokens, mostly useful for browser applications.

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import jwtDecode from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/jwt-decode';


jwt-decode is a small browser library that helps decoding JWTs token which are Base64Url encoded.

IMPORTANT: This library doesn't validate the token, any well formed JWT can be decoded. You should validate the token in your server-side logic by using something like express-jwt, koa-jwt, Owin Bearer JWT, etc.

Warning: When upgrading from version 2 to 3, there's a potentially breaking change

If you've previously imported the library as import * as jwt_decode from 'jwt-decode', you'll have to change your import to import jwt_decode from 'jwt-decode';.


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Install with NPM or Yarn.

Run npm install jwt-decode or yarn add jwt-decode to install the library.


import jwt_decode from "jwt-decode";

var token = "eyJ0eXAiO.../// jwt token";
var decoded = jwt_decode(token);


/* prints:
 * { foo: "bar",
 *   exp: 1393286893,
 *   iat: 1393268893  }

// decode header by passing in options (useful for when you need `kid` to verify a JWT):
var decodedHeader = jwt_decode(token, { header: true });

/* prints:
 * { typ: "JWT",
 *   alg: "HS256" }

Note: A falsy or malformed token will throw an InvalidTokenError error.

Use as a CommonJS package

const jwt_decode = require('jwt-decode');

Include with a script tag

Copy the file jwt-decode.js from the build/ folder to your project somewhere, then include like so:

<script src="jwt-decode.js"></script>

Older versions

If you want to use the library trough Bower, an HTML import, use version v2.2.0. It has the same functionality.


Run npm run dev, this will fire up a browser and watch the /lib folder.

Issue Reporting

If you have found a bug or if you have a feature request, please report them at this repository issues section. Please do not report security vulnerabilities on the public GitHub issue tracker. The Responsible Disclosure Program details the procedure for disclosing security issues.




This project is licensed under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for more info.

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