Using the Execution Context

Now that we have a way to identify users, we need to figure out how to integrate this information with the processing of GraphQL requests so that fields that need to be secured have access to the relevant data.

One option would be to just make each field resolution function responsible for authenticating the user and have the token passed as normal arguments, but this causes two problems. If we need this information in several fields, we require the user to pass in the token in many places—not a very nice API for clients. It wouldn’t be very nice for the server, either; it would need to look up the same user in each field even though the information returned would be the same each time.

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