Configure elastic-apm-node

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const config = require('./config');
const apm = require('elastic-apm-node').start({
    serviceName: config.ELASTIC_APM_SERVICE_NAME,
    secretToken: config.ELASTIC_APM_SERVICE_SECRET,
    serverUrl:  config.ELASTIC_APM_SERVER_URL,
    environment: config.ELASTIC_APM_ENV,
function globalUser (payload) {
  if (payload.context &&
      payload.context.request &&
      payload.context.request.headers &&
      payload.context.request.headers['x-user-id']) {
    // redact sensitive data
    const xUserId = payload.context.request.headers["x-user-id"]
    apm.setUserContext({id: xUserId})
  return payload // remember to return the modified payload
module.exports = apm;

this is not updated

Hi @Supun_Madushanka.

Functions added via apm.addFilter are invoked just before tracing data is sent to the APM server. At this point the span or transaction has already ended, which means that apm.setUserContext(...) -- which is an API to change the active transaction -- will not operate on the payload data in that function.

You said (in your Slack post) that this was an Express app. What will probably work better would be to create a small Express middleware function that does a similar thing. Something like this:

app.use(function (req, res, next) {
  const userId = req.headers['x-user-id']
  if (userId) {
    apm.setUserContext({id: userId})

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