Go’s “net/http” package provides great out of the box server capabilites with extensible middleware. In order to leverage http middleware in combination with the “github.com/graphql-go/graphql” package, we needed to pass the http.Request.Context() to the graphql handler. Here is how we did so:
The AddContext() function is taking the standard http.Request.Context() and supplementing it with our additonal “authContext” map. This Context is then passed to the graphqlHandlerFunc where we setup a new GraphQL instance with the Context initialized to http.Request.Context().
This way, we can access these values within our GraphQL objects.