VaultJwt 1.0

Generate authenticating JWT keys including Vault role information

  1. lordpipe
    Native Minecraft Version:
    Tested Minecraft Versions:
    • 1.13
    • 1.16
    • 1.17
    Source Code:

    Plugin for Spigot servers that cryptographically signs the role and account UUID a player has, and displays a link with that token in the form of a JSON Web Token.

    Useful for when you need to connect forum/IRC/Discord accounts to a Minecraft server account with a secure, self-serve system


    Requires Vault API.

    Code (Text):
    openssl genpkey -algorithm EC -pkeyopt ec_paramgen_curve:P-256 -pkeyopt ec_param_enc:named_curve -out vaultjwt.key
    openssl ec -in jwt.key -pubout -out
    Paste vaultjwt.key into the privKey section of plugins/VaultJwt/config.yml, replacing the included example key. Do not expose this key publicly, as it allows anyone to identify themselves as anyone to your service.

    Give a copy of to the third party service verifying a signature (e.g. your discord/irc bot, your website, etc.)

    Configure authTokenUrl with the self-serve URL you wish to direct users to when they run /token

    Spigot commands & permissions

    vaultjwt.token /token - Generate a token for the player running it. It is safe to give this permission to everyone. Only the console can specify an argument, the username to generate a token for.

    vaultjwt.bulktoken /bulktoken - Generate a token for everyone who has ever run the command. These tokens do not allow authenticating as users, so it's safe (but pointless) to give this permission to everyone. This is designed for when you wish to update everyone's roles at once.

    JSON format

    When /token is run, a JWT with the following format is produced
    Code (Text):
       exp: 1600829926,  // expires in 1 hour
       uuid: "2318e8d5-4b49-44b8-8a68-a7921fdf00a6",
       groups: ["admin", "moderator", "grandchampion"]
    When /bulktoken is run, a JWT with the following format is produced
    Code (Text):
       exp: 1600829926,
       players: [{
           disallowAuth: true,  // indicating this token does not allow one to identify as this player
           uuid: "48c3d9ce-19b7-4bb0-b3d2-d0260f0976b3",
           groups: ["admin", "moderator", "grandchampion"]
       }, {
           disallowAuth: true,
           uuid: "48c3d9ce-19b7-4bb0-b3d2-d0260f0976b3",
           groups: ["elder"]
    Compile from source
    Code (Text):
    mvn install
    This source code is dual-licensed under choice of CC0 or MIT. See LICENSE and LICENSE-MIT


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