Partially protecting routesΒΆ

There may be cases where you want to use one endpoint for both protected and unprotected data. In these situations, you can use the jwt_optional() decorator. This will allow the endpoint to be accessed regardless of if a JWT is sent in with the request. If a JWT that is expired or badly constructed is sent in with the request, an error will be returned instead of calling the protected endpoint as if no token was present in the request.

from flask import Flask, jsonify, request
from flask_jwt_extended import (
    JWTManager, jwt_optional, create_access_token,

app = Flask(__name__)

# Setup the Flask-JWT-Extended extension
app.config['JWT_SECRET_KEY'] = 'super-secret'  # Change this!
jwt = JWTManager(app)

@app.route('/login', methods=['POST'])
def login():
    username = request.json.get('username', None)
    password = request.json.get('password', None)
    if not username:
        return jsonify({"msg": "Missing username parameter"}), 400
    if not password:
        return jsonify({"msg": "Missing password parameter"}), 400

    if username != 'test' or password != 'test':
        return jsonify({"msg": "Bad username or password"}), 401

    access_token = create_access_token(identity=username)
    return jsonify(access_token=access_token), 200

@app.route('/partially-protected', methods=['GET'])
def partially_protected():
    # If no JWT is sent in with the request, get_jwt_identity()
    # will return None
    current_user = get_jwt_identity()
    if current_user:
        return jsonify(logged_in_as=current_user), 200
        return jsonify(loggeed_in_as='anonymous user'), 200

if __name__ == '__main__':