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Jamie Munro is the author of ASP.NET MVC 5 with Bootstrap and Knockout.js, Knockout.js: Building Dynamic Client-Side Web Applications, 20 Recipes for Programming MVC 3, and 20 Recipes for Programming PhoneGap. He has been developing websites and web applications for over 15 years. For the past ten years, Jamie has been acting as a lead developer by mentoring younger developers to enhance their skills.

Using his love of mentoring people, Jamie began his writing career on his personal blog back in 2009. As the success of Jamie’s blog grew, he turned his writing passion to books about web development in hopes that his many years of experience could be passed on to his readers.

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Creating Secure Password Resets With JSON Web Tokens

When a user of your application has forgotten their password, it can and should be reset securely. To accomplish a secure password reset, I will demonstrate how to use JSON Web Tokens (JWT) to generate a URL-safe token. The JWT contains encoded information about the user and a signature that, when decoded, is validated to ensure that the token has not been tampered with.

Illustration showing mobile, medium and wide viewports, where the layout of the header and sidebar change as the viewport widens.

Once the JWT is validated, your application can securely allow the user to generate a new password, instead of sending them their forgotten one.

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