Web Engineering Aachen

Hosted by Niels Theen

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Our next Meetup will be on 23th May 2019, we will be sponsored by WORQS Coworking and we will have one Talk.

Location: WORQS Coworking Aachen, Oppenhoffallee 143 · Aachen

Entry is free!

Drinks are provided and are free!

+++ Talk +++

Knock knock, who's there? Authenticating your single page apps using JSON Web Tokens. - by Sam Bellen

+++ Agenda +++

18:30 - 19:00: Arrival, get a drink and socialize 19:00 - 19:10: Welcome 19:10 - ~19:45: Talk + Q&A 20:00 - Open End: Socialising

+++ Talk Description +++

When it comes to writing code, there’s nothing we take more serious than authentication and security. Modern single page applications bring along new challenges. By using solutions like the OpenID Connect protocol and JSON Web Tokens we can improve the user experience when authenticating with your apps, providing a seamless authentication process.

In this talk he will try to explain in depth, the way JSON Web Tokens work and can be used to secure your single page apps. Sam will explain the difference between using opaque tokens and JWTs. The talks will also give an overview of a modern authentication flow and a step by step breakdown of how it works exactly. No specific previous knowledge is required, but it helps the audience has some experience with authenticating users.

+++ About Sam +++

Sam is a Google Developer Expert who works as a Developer Evangelist at Auth0. At Auth0 they're trying to make authentication and identification as easy as possible, while still keeping it secure.

After office hours he likes to play around with the web-audio API, and other "exotic" browser API's. One of his side projects is a library to add audio effects to an audio input using JavaScript.

When he's not behind a computer, you can me find playing the guitar, having a beer at a concert, or trying to snap the next perfect picture.

+++ Public Transport +++

There is train station "Aachen Rothe Erde" nearby from there it is a ~7 min walk to the location.

Jan. 28, 2021, 8:30 p.m. - Jan. 28, 2021, midnight


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Niels Theen Yes