Setting up authentication with influxdb

I would like to secure my influxdb. I would like to do the JWT tokens. Looking at the documentation, do I have to first create a user and then generate the token? Once I generate the token, where do I put that in the configuration?

The documentation I am referreing to is https://docs.influxdata.com/influxdb/v1.8/administration/authentication_and_authorization/#authenticate-using-jwt-tokens. Is there a concerete example I can follow?

Hello @rmo,
Welcome!
The shared secret can go anywhere under `[http] in the config file (https://docs.influxdata.com/influxdb/v1.8/administration/config/#shared-secret) or in an env variable

(https://influxdata.slack.com/archives/C0VAV6N92/p1598038080003600)

Yes, it looks like the user must be created before a JWT token can be encoded

This issue #2995 has been created in response to your question.