Updating .NET Core Web API to .NET 6 returns invalid_token error

Problem Statement

After we updated our .net core web API to .net 6, we started receiving “invalid_toklen” errors during token validation on our API controllers marked with the [authorize] attribute even if the token payload is good and the token is not expired.


This appears to be some versioning issue with the Microsoft identity packages used by the OIDC middleware.


The solution is in this stack overflow question:

You need to update the System.IdentityModel.Tokens.Jwt to the latest version. And the version needs to be 6.16.0 or higher.

If updating the above library does not resolve, then you may need to make sure that these libraries are on the same version:

  • Microsoft.IdentityModel.JsonWebTokens
  • Microsoft.IdentityModel.Logging
  • Microsoft.IdentityModel.Protocols
  • Microsoft.IdentityModel.Protocols.OpenIdConnect
  • Microsoft.IdentityModel.Tokens