Decode JWT Token

Get JWT token payload using JavaScript Buffer

Abhith Rajan
Abhith RajanAugust 29, 2022 · 1 min read · Last Updated:


function decodeJwt(token) {
  var base64Payload = token.split(".")[1];
  var payloadBuffer = Buffer.from(base64Payload, "base64");
  return JSON.parse(payloadBuffer.toString());


var payload = decodeJwt(

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