[SOLVED] Verify signature of JWT token using iOS swift4

Issue

I have the following JWT token which i was able to decode using JWTDecode Cocoapod.

let token = "eyJhbGciOiJSUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.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.pDp8cDssRcdB5FA_ykm-c0-g_jPEHPbod252d-bQzpo5PgsKTh4CRFrZ8bt6fam26IMOG_oYcXGZw9NUJowJ_qq5txQXJ7NPeX36Qy77-IpFttEDdAKEvwd6Y3j-hA-BUEzBuHUEPQASAfpFX9gY_ZqJsb6rIsqwi-_hh8vgBJdTODl4_n7vdAW2jtrZvp_BTSTDJ1-ZdJ_U0Oq_11_d5YgmU2s3bee_oVlLRs7o7dGEltbcgVThr4NfL8IVdoZ8H9YiUVeL69mh_LZZ1c7zYLZ4XNMyGSspdBVN8HewnNUD5_f9MGjXDanzX2U8Qc4BlsYd8nxZBSL02OfAkM53Uw"

do{
  let jwt = try decode(jwt: token3)
  print(jwt)
 }

This code using the JWTDecode Library decodes the token successfully. Next step is I have to verify the signature of this token.The public and private key strings are available.

let publicKey = "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"

The privateKey used is

let privateKey = "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"

The algorithm used is RSA 256. Can someone guide me on how to verify the signature for the token using the public key.

Solution

Often, JWT libraries provide functionality to verify a JWT’s signature.

Anyway, in case you want to do it yourself: The input to a JWT’s sign function is the following concatenation: header + "." + payload. So if you want to verify a signature, you need to do that against that concatenation.

Once you have imported your keys as SecKey, e.g. using SecKeyCreateWithData, you should be able to just use iOS’s Security framework to verify the signature somewhat like this:

let parts = token.components(separatedBy: ".")

let header = parts[0]
let payload = parts[1]
let signature = Data(base64URLEncoded: parts[2])!

let signingInput = (header + "." + payload).data(using: .ascii)!

SecKeyVerifySignature(publicKey, .rsaSignatureMessagePKCS1v15SHA256, signingInput as CFData, signature as! CFData, nil)

Answered By – dnlggr

Answer Checked By – Timothy Miller (BugsFixing Admin)

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