[Question] Decode JWT and put "sub" into a request header


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I’m using the OPA adapter to manage AuthN and AuthZ. Some of my backend services need to know who is making a given request; for example, to populate a created_by column when a given user creates something.

I’m trying to figure out an elegant way of decoding the JWT and putting the “sub” field into a “user” header before the request gets sent to the actual backend service. This way, a given service would simply need to look at the “user” header rather than dealing with parsing the JWT.

Any ideas or recommendations on how this could be accomplished are appreciated.