Do not use hardcoded secret with a JWT

Metadata

ID: javascript-node-security/jwt-hardcoded-secret

Language: JavaScript

Severity: Error

Category: Security

Description

Never hardcode secrets. Instead, use secrets from environment variables or a secret vault.

Non-Compliant Code Examples

var jwt = require("jsonwebtoken");

var token = jwt.sign({ foo: "bar" }, "secret");

var token = jwt.sign({ foo: "bar" }, 'secret');

var token = jwt.sign({ foo: "bar" }, `secret`);

Compliant Code Examples

var jwt = require("jsonwebtoken");

  var token = jwt.sign({ foo: "bar" }, process.env.JWT_SECRET);