What is the use of the checkbox at jwt.io Debugger?

Hi all,
This is a really basic question but I cannot find any explanation after searching around. There is a checkbox beside “secret base64 encoded” when I select HS256 algorithm. Can you explain its use?

Hey there!

Can you share with me a screenshot of where you have it? Thank you!

I believe this is it


Thanks! Let me research our docs a bit as I didn’t have that much experience with this part of our stack. I’ll get back to you as soon as I have something to share!

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Thanks in advance :smile:

Hey there!

Sorry for the delay in response.

It will encode the secret used by the HS algorithm as base64 before passing it to the signing algorithm instead of passing it as plain text

Many thanks Konrad for the response. I shall analyze it further,

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No worries! Here for you!

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