Recommendations for interoperability

The maximum utility of MP-JWT as a token format depends on the agreement between both identity providers and service providers. This means identity providers—responsible for issuing tokensshould be able to issue tokens using the MP-JWT format in a way that service providers can understand to inspect the token and gather information about a subject. The primary goals for MP-JWT are as follows:

  • It should be usable as an authentication token.
  • It should be usable as an authorization token that contains application-level roles indirectly granted via a group's claim.
  • It can support additional standard claims described in IANA JWT Assignments (, as well as non-standard ...

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