Create a Web API with JWT

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When creating a Web API in DNN, you can specify an authentication method to be used with your web service. To do so, you simply need to add the [DnnAuthorize] attribute in your code.

A template for a DNN Web API using JWT authentication:

    [DnnAuthorize(AuthTypes = "JWT")]
    public class MyJwtTestController : DnnApiController
        public IHttpActionResult MyGetMethod()
            // Add your API logic here.
            // Remember to check for authorization.

MyGetMethod is called, only if the client was authenticated through the JWT authentication handler, which must be enabled in the web.config file.