Go JWT Authorization in Go Parsing the error types using bitfield checks

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// Token from another example.  This token is expired
var tokenString = "eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJmb28iOiJiYXIiLCJleHAiOjE1MDAwLCJpc3MiOiJ0ZXN0In0.HE7fK0xOQwFEr4WDgRWj4teRPZ6i3GLwD5YCm6Pwu_c"

token, err := jwt.Parse(tokenString, func(token *jwt.Token) (interface{}, error) {
    return []byte("AllYourBase"), nil

if token.Valid {
    fmt.Println("You look nice today")
} else if ve, ok := err.(*jwt.ValidationError); ok {
    if ve.Errors&jwt.ValidationErrorMalformed != 0 {
        fmt.Println("That's not even a token")
    } else if ve.Errors&(jwt.ValidationErrorExpired|jwt.ValidationErrorNotValidYet) != 0 {
        // Token is either expired or not active yet
        fmt.Println("Timing is everything")
    } else {
        fmt.Println("Couldn't handle this token:", err)
} else {
    fmt.Println("Couldn't handle this token:", err)


Timing is everything

(From the documentation, courtesy of Dave Grijalva.)

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