Custom DecoratorsΒΆ

You can create your own decorators that extend the functionality of the decorators provided by this extension. For example, you may want to create your own decorator that verifies a JWT is present as well as verifying that this token has sufficient permissions/roles to access an endpoint.

Verify Tokens in Request is a list of functions that can be used to build your own decorators (these are also what all the default decorators provided by this extension use internally).

Here is an example of how this might look.

from functools import wraps

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

app = Flask(__name__)

app.config['JWT_SECRET_KEY'] = 'super-secret'  # Change this!
jwt = JWTManager(app)

# Here is a custom decorator that verifies the JWT is present in
# the request, as well as insuring that this user has a role of
# `admin` in the access token
def admin_required(fn):
    def wrapper(*args, **kwargs):
        claims = get_jwt_claims()
        if claims['roles'] != 'admin':
            return jsonify(msg='Admins only!'), 403
            return fn(*args, **kwargs)
    return wrapper

def add_claims_to_access_token(identity):
    if identity == 'admin':
        return {'roles': 'admin'}
        return {'roles': 'peasant'}

@app.route('/login', methods=['POST'])
def login():
    username = request.json.get('username', None)
    access_token = create_access_token(username)
    return jsonify(access_token=access_token)

@app.route('/protected', methods=['GET'])
def protected():
    return jsonify(secret_message="go banana!") 

if __name__ == '__main__':