accounts.getJWTPublicKey REST

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Note: If you plan on integrating Gigya's Accounts API, we highly recommend reading the Registration-as-a-Service Guide. Registration-as-a-Service (RaaS) is a premium platform that requires separate activation. If RaaS is not part of your site package, please contact Gigya by filling in a support form through the Console. You can access the support page by clicking Support on the upper menu after logging into the Gigya Console.


This API allows retrieval of the public key necessary for validating an id_token returned from the accounts.getJWT API endpoint. As a public endpoint, this API requires no parameters, including a secret or userKey/secret pair, and only the API key of the site for which to retrieve the public key.



Request URL

Where <Data_Center> is:
  • - For the US data center.
  • - For the European data center.
  • - For the Australian data center.
  • - For the Russian data center.
  • - For the Chinese data center.

If you are not sure of your site's data center, see Finding Your Data Center.



apiKeystringThe API key of the site for which to return the public key.
format string Determines the format of the response. The options are:
  • json (default)
  • jsonp - if the format is jsonp then you are required to define a callback method (see parameter below).
callback string This parameter is required only when the format parameter is set to jsonp (see above). In such cases this parameter should define the name of the callback method to be called in the response, along with the jsonp response data.
context string/JSON This parameter may be used to pass data through the current method and return it, unchanged, within the response.
dontHandleScreenSet Boolean This parameter may be used in order to suppress the showing of screen-sets as a result of API calls. Default is false.
httpStatusCodes Boolean The default value of this parameter is false, which means that the HTTP status code in Gigya's response is always 200 (OK), even if an error occurs. The error code and message is given within the response data (see below). If this parameter is set to true, the HTTP status code in Gigya's response would reflect an error, if one occurred.


Authorization Parameters

Each REST API request must contain identification and authorization parameters.

Some REST APIs may function without these authorization parameters, however, when that occurs, these calls are treated as client-side calls and all client-side rate limits will apply. In order to not reach client-side rate limits that may impact your implementation when using server-to-server REST calls, it is Recommended Best Practice to always sign the request or use a secret. A non-exhaustive list of REST APIs that this may apply to are as follows:

  • accounts.login
  • socialize.login
  • accounts.notifyLogin
  • socialize.notifyLogin
  • accounts.finalizeRegistration
  • accounts.linkAccounts

Please refer to the Authorization Parameters section for details. 


Sample Requests


Response Data

For additional information on the specifications and definitions of fields returned in a JWK, please see the official Proposed Standard.
ktystringSpecifies the Key type returned (cryptographic family).
algstringSpecifies the algorithm to be used with this key.
usestringDescribes the use of of the public key (to encrypt the data or verify the signature)
kidstringThe key id used to distinguish between multiple keys in a given set or array.
nstringThe modulus. A base64url encoding of the returned id_token.
estringThe exponent value for the RSA public key, base64url encoded.
statusCode integer The HTTP response code of the operation. Code '200' indicates success.
errorCode integer The result code of the operation. Code '0' indicates success, any other number indicates failure. For a complete list of error codes, see the Error Codes table.
statusReason string A brief explanation of the status code.
errorMessage string A short textual description of an error, associated with the errorCode, for logging purposes. This field will appear in the response only in case of an error.
errorDetails string This field will appear in the response only in case of an error and will contain the exception info, if available.
fullEventName string The full name of the event that triggered the response. This is an internally used parameter that is not always returned and should not be relied upon by your implementation.
callId string Unique identifier of the transaction, for debugging purposes.
time string The time of the response represented in ISO 8601 format, i.e., yyyy-mm-dd-Thh:MM:ss.SSSZ or



A field that does not contain data will not appear in the response.


Response Example

    "statusCode": 200,
    "errorCode": 0,
    "statusReason": "OK",
    "callId": "b9903932f64f4664a2de2949d1636a85",
    "time": "2016-12-06T18:27:27.499Z",
    "kty": "RSA",
    "alg": "RS256",
    "use": "sig",
    "kid": "c4c3e666b40*************ec5a824df1bfd449",
    "n": "0zLcDhqrrkHJCBJKtqAFIxqQtu-WcViGRDHC9O_*********************_zecuWmw34d_ZJf8PfQJaj_ulWDQgo4h_
    "e": "AQAB"


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