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Update Token Interception Script#

This script can be used to add custom claims to the id_token. As per the open banking standard, the token should contain claim openbanking_intent_id and the same value should also reflect in the sub claim. A similar expectation is required to be fulfilled by the FAPI-RW standard where the sub claim should have the user id.

Configuration Prerequisites#

  • A Janssen Authorization Server installation
  • Update Token script - included in the default Janssen OpenBanking distribution
  • Setting configuration Parameters

Adding the custom script#

  1. To add or update custom scripts, you can use either jans-cli or curl. jans-cli in interactive mode, option 13 enables you manage custom scripts. For more info, see the docs.
  2. jans-cli in command line argument mode is more conducive to scripting and automation. To display the available operations for custom scripts, use --info CustomScripts. See the docs for more info.
  3. To use curl see these docs


You can normally find in the /opt/jans/jans-cli/ folder.

Steps to add / edit / delete configuration parameters:#

  1. Place a [JSON file] containing configuration parameters and the custom script in a folder.

  2. From this folder, run the following command:

python3 jans-cli-linux-amd64.pyz --operation-id post-config-scripts --data /updatetoken.json \
--cert-file jans_cli_client.crt --key-file jans_cli_client.key


  1. UpdateTokenType class and default methods
class UpdateToken(UpdateTokenType):

    def __init__(self, currentTimeMillis):
        self.currentTimeMillis = currentTimeMillis

    def init(self, customScript, configurationAttributes):
        return True

    def destroy(self, configurationAttributes):
        return True

    def getApiVersion(self):
        return 11
  1. modifyIdToken () : the crucial business logic. This script overrides the header and claims.
    # Returns boolean, true - indicates that script applied changes
    # Note :
    # jsonWebResponse - is JwtHeader, you can use any method to manipulate JWT
    # context is reference of io.jans.oxauth.service.external.context.ExternalUpdateTokenContext (in project, )
    def modifyIdToken(self, jsonWebResponse, context):

         #read from session 
    sessionIdService = CdiUtil.bean(SessionIdService)
    sessionId = sessionIdService.getSessionByDn(context.getGrant().getSessionDn()) # fetch from persistence
        openbanking_intent_id = sessionId.getSessionAttributes().get("openbanking_intent_id")
    acr = sessionId.getSessionAttributes().get("acr_ob")

            # header claims
    jsonWebResponse.getHeader().setClaim("custom_header_name", "custom_header_value")

    #custom claims
    jsonWebResponse.getClaims().setClaim("openbanking_intent_id", openbanking_intent_id)

    #regular claims        
    jsonWebResponse.getClaims().setClaim("sub", openbanking_intent_id)

    return True