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A library to help you decode JWTs in Swift
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This library will help you check JWT payload

This library doesn't validate the token, any well formed JWT can be decoded from Base64Url.

Table of Contents


  • iOS 9+ / macOS 10.11+ / tvOS 9.0+ / watchOS 2.0+
  • Xcode 11.4+ / 12.x
  • Swift 4.x / 5.x



If you are using Cocoapods, add this line to your Podfile:

pod 'JWTDecode', '~> 2.6'

Then run pod install.

For more information on Cocoapods, check their official documentation.


If you are using Carthage, add the following line to your Cartfile:

github "auth0/JWTDecode.swift" ~> 2.6

Then run carthage bootstrap.

For more information about Carthage usage, check their official documentation.


If you are using the Swift Package Manager, open the following menu item in Xcode:

File > Swift Packages > Add Package Dependency...

In the Choose Package Repository prompt add this url:


Then press Next and complete the remaining steps.

For further reference on SPM, check its official documentation.


Import the framework

import JWTDecode

Decode the token

let jwt = try decode(jwt: token)    

JWT Parts

Header dictionary


Claims in token body


Token signature


Registered Claims

  • "aud" (Audience)
  • "sub" (Subject)
  • "jti" (JWT ID)
  • "iss" (Issuer)
  • "nbf" (Not Before)
  • "iat" (Issued At)
  • "exp" (Expiration Time)

Custom Claims

If we also have our custom claims we can retrive them calling claim(name: String) -> Claim then you can try converting the value like:

let claim = jwt.claim(name: "email")
if let email = claim.string {
    print("Email in jwt was \(email)")

The supported conversions are:

var string: String?
var boolean: Bool?
var integer: Int?
var double: Double?
var date: NSDate?
var array: [String]?

You can easily add a convenience accessor for a custom claim by adding an extension:

extension JWT {
    var myClaim: String? {
        return claim(name: "my_claim").string

Error Handling

If the token is invalid an NSError will be thrown from the decode(token) function:

catch let error as NSError {

What is Auth0?

Auth0 helps you to:

  • Add authentication with multiple sources, either social identity providers such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft Account, LinkedIn, GitHub, Twitter, Box, Salesforce (amongst others), or enterprise identity systems like Windows Azure AD, Google Apps, Active Directory, ADFS, or any SAML Identity Provider.
  • Add authentication through more traditional username/password databases.
  • Add support for linking different user accounts with the same user.
  • Support for generating signed JSON Web Tokens to call your APIs and flow the user identity securely.
  • Analytics of how, when, and where users are logging in.
  • Pull data from other sources and add it to the user profile through JavaScript rules.

Create a Free Auth0 Account

  1. Go to Auth0 and click Sign Up.
  2. Use Google, GitHub, or Microsoft Account to login.

Issue Reporting

If you have found a bug or to request a feature, please raise an issue. 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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Release Notes

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