Inception for Visual Studio Code
Inception is an extension for Visual Studio Code that helps you dive into information contained in text.
It is available in the Extensions Marketplace: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=davidni.inception
You want to see the value of the "exp" claim in a JWT token from a raw HTTP trace. Here's how to do it with Inception.
Of course, there are tools out there dedicated for parsing JWT tokens that do a better job than this and with fewer clicks. But they only work with JWT tokens. Inception supports any textual data, and JWT tokens are just one of the things that it can help you with.
How to use it
Are you getting it? A single keystroke does all of those and without asking you to specify what type of conversion to apply. Inception has simple but effective rules to auto-detect some of the most common encodings used in modern web stacks and does its best to provide a meaningful and useful output for each.
No more copying / pasting text around into separate converters and tools. No more learning how to use different tools for simple conversion operations. No more risking using online tools that could be stealing your data.
Inception enables you to get to the information you need in a streamlined and efficient way, and everything happens inside Visual Studio Code.
Supported data formats
The list entries below are in the format "Supported input (generated output)"