Lately, I have played around with the FastAPI framework, and I am delighted by its speed, rich features, and simplicity. As I am currently working on a web app that manages users via AWS Cognito, I need to secure specific API endpoints in the backend to make sure only logged in users can access them. Luckily, when a user successfully logs into the app, the frontend receives a JSON Web Token (JWT) from AWS. These tokens are like small JSON files that can tell us among other things the name of the user. But most importantly, they contain a signature…

Johannes Gontrum

Language technology enthusiast & NLP consultant. Currently building, the first workflow automation platform with text intelligence.

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