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Created February 12, 2019 18:24
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Retrieve the Payload data section of a JSON Web Token.
function getJwtPayload(){
//retrieve JsonWebToken from cookies
var cookies = document.cookie.split(";"),
for (cookie of cookies){
var keyValue = cookie.trim().split('=');
if (keyValue[0] === "jwt"){
jwt = keyValue[1];
//extract user data from JsonWebToken
var payload = jwt.split('.')[1]; // middle section = payload
var decodedPayload = JSON.parse(atob(payload));
return decodedPayload['data'];
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