Parse a Mapbox API token, in Node or the browser

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Parse a Mapbox API token, in any JS environment, including Node, browser, and React Native.
Learn about Mapbox API tokens by reading Mapbox's API documentation.


npm install @mapbox/parse-mapbox-token


var parseToken = require('@mapbox/parse-mapbox-token');
var parsed = parseToken('MY_MAPBOX_TOKEN');
var ownerId = parsed.user;

Returns an object representing the parsed token. Properties vary depending on the type of token (public, secret, or temporary).
The following properties will always be present:
  • usage: pk, sk, or tk (public, secret, or temporary).
  • user: The ID of the token's owner.

The following properties may or may not be present:
  • authorization: Authorization associated with the owner's account.
  • created: Timestamp for the creation time of the token.
  • expires: Timestamp for the expiration time of the token.
  • lastLogin: Timestamp of the owner's last verified login.
  • scopes: Array of scopes available to the token.
  • client: OAuth client for which the token was granted.
  • impersonator: ID of the user impersonating the account owner.

The token's payload is parsed with base-64.