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Token validation with multiple Identity Providers

The JWK aggregator plugin allows KrakenD to validate tokens issued by multiple Identity Providers.

The default behavior of KrakenD allows you to validate JWT tokens using a single Identity Provider or tenant per endpoint. There are times when tokens arriving at an endpoint originate in different providers or different tenants. This is especially true in multi-tenant scenarios, or where there is an ongoing migration, or when different systems converge into the gateway. The KrakenD jwk-aggregator allows you to alleviate this issue.

The plugin appends all the keys found in the different origins and offers a unique URL http://localhost:9876 that includes the multiple sources. The plugin does not have any caching (because endpoints do).


The configuration is straightforward. You only need to include the following lines:

    "version": 3,
    "plugin": {
        "folder": "/opt/krakend/plugins/"
    "extra_config": {
        "plugin/http-server": {
            "name": ["jwk-aggregator", "some-other-plugin-here" ],
                "port": 9876,
origins  *

The list of all JWK URLs recognized as valid Identity Providers by the gateway.
port  *

The port of the local server doing the aggregation. The port is only accessible within the gateway machine using localhost, and it’s never exposed to the external network. Choose any port that is free in the system.

* indicates a required field. Parameters in alphabetical order.

Endpoint’s configuration

In addition to the configuration above, the endpoints need to point to the new service instead of a particular JWK URL. To do that, you have to reference it in the jwk_url as follows and set the disable_jwk_security flag to true (as the connection is internal and does not need TLS validation). You also need to enable cache to true to avoid hammering the aggregator one each request:

    "endpoint": "/protected/resource",
    "extra_config": {
        "auth/validator": {
            "alg": "RS256",
            "jwk_url": "http://localhost:9876",
            "disable_jwk_security": true,
            "cache": true
    "backend": [
            "url_pattern": "/"

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