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re: As our industry shifts our paradigm from monoliths to microservices, knowing JWT is quickly becoming a requirement. Unless scaling your system ha...
 

Unless scaling your system has driven you to microservices as a point of last resort, they're usually the wrong answer

I am going to disagree with this statement. It sounds like you are suggesting JWT is a BAD option and should only be used as a last resort. JWT is just an option. And what you choose is will depend on your specific application and needs. So there are times when JWT is the BEST option.

To make a blanket statement saying JWT is always a BAD option is just not valid.

I don't know why JWT would be a requirement for microservices, though.

No technology is never a requirement, but an option... A tool available to us to choose and use.

There's no reason to pass the JWT around.

Blanket statements like show extreme bias and because of this bias become easily dismissed. To prove "no reason" is impossible. There's always a reason.

I wasn't saying that JWT was usually the wrong answer. I was saying that microservices are usually the wrong answer.

Can you provide a scenario where passing a JWT around among microservices is a good idea?

Can you provide a scenario where passing a JWT around among microservices is a good idea?

I'm starting to feel like I am being Sealioned here.

Sealioning

Not my intention. I genuinely would like to know of such a scenario, since I can't think of one.

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