What is your trigger for changing the user's authorization? If you're saying that you're opening your database client (Say for example MySQL or PostgreSQL) and manually changing the authorization for the user, then there's no way your server or your client to know of that change (As far as I know at least) and they cannot react to that particular change.

If your trigger was some request sent by the user, say logout or change authorization, then you should respond with the new token for that particular request and store it, easy peasy.

If your trigger wasn't related to your client, and it's somehow something happening on your serverside, then you should have a socket opened between your server and your client, and emit that change from your server to your client.

That way you ensure the client is always up-to-date.

But that's still not enough, because yeah you're keeping the client up to date, but what if he saved the token and replaced it after your update? He/She can still access admin features even though you told them they're just normal users. For that you're gonna need to validate every request done by any of your users, and check if they're allowed to make that request in the first place.


You cannot really trust clients. You should find a way to invalidate your jwt tokens. Your client should get a new token when you reject them. You can rotate your tokens using refresh key.

In order to do that:

  • Keep your token lifetimes short


  • Store blacklisted tokens in the database and reject the invalidated tokens.

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