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Getting the JWT


Using JWTs is optional and is only required if you want to integrate with another service that relies on JWTs or if you want to integrate with a backend framework that we do not support yet

On the backend#

Method 1) After session verification#

import express from "express";import { verifySession } from "supertokens-node/recipe/session/framework/express";
let app = express();
app.get("/getJWT", verifySession(), async (req, res) => {
    let session = req.session;
    let jwt = session.getAccessTokenPayload()["jwt"];
    res.json({ token: jwt })});

Method 2) Without session verification#

import Session from "supertokens-node/recipe/session";
async function getJWT() {      let userId = "...";      // we first get all the sessionHandles (string[]) for a user      let sessionHandles = await Session.getAllSessionHandlesForUser(userId);
      sessionHandles.forEach(async (handle) => {            let currentJWT = (await Session.getSessionInformation(handle)).accessTokenPayload["jwt"];      })}

On the frontend#

Step 1: Wrap the component in which you want to get the info with ThirdPartyAuth#

import React from "react";import { ThirdPartyAuth } from 'supertokens-auth-react/recipe/thirdparty';import Dashboard from "./dashboard";
function ProtectedDashboard(props: any) {      return (            <ThirdPartyAuth>                  <Dashboard />            </ThirdPartyAuth>      );}

Step 2: This is how to use the session context in a component:#

import React from "react";import { useSessionContext } from 'supertokens-auth-react/recipe/session'; 
// Your dashboard componentfunction Dashboard(props: any) {    let {userId, accessTokenPayload} = useSessionContext();
    let jwt = accessTokenPayload.jwt;}