On his Medium.com blog Zeeshan Ahmad has posted a tutorial showing you how to set up JWT authentication in a Lumen application. Lumen is a micro-framework based on the larger Laravel framework's components.
Recently I have been tinkering with Vue.js to get a taste of it and I decided to create a quick project to get my hands dirty. I decided to create a blog with authentication etc. My main focus was on the frontend so I decided to quickly bootstrap an application in Lumen because of its simplicity and almost zero-configuration development. For the authentication, I decided to go with JWT and this post is going to be a quick write-up on how I integrated that and how anyone can integrate JWT authentication in their APIs.
He then walks you through the process of creating the application, creating the required configuration files/settings and the creation of the model and migration for the users table in the database. After populating the table with some fake seed data, he uses Composer to pull in the firebase/php-jwt library. From there he includes the code for the User controller and the JWT middleware that will handle the decoding of the token and locating the matching user. In his example it doesn't show the authentication process for the creation of the token, just the validation once it's set.