Express JWT timesout when validating a JWT (with RSA)

in my express code below, the app never gets to the endpoint logic (e.g. /ahealth or /graphql) and my token is valid according to What should I be looking for when experiencing this timeout?


import * as express from "express";

import * as bodyParser from "body-parser";
import * as cors from "cors";

import * as jwt from "express-jwt";
import * as jwksRsa from "jwks-rsa";

import * as graphqlHTTP from "express-graphql";

import "reflect-metadata";

import ElysiiGraphQlSchema from "./src/schema";

const app = express();

const credentialsRequired = (process.env.production === "true");

app.get("/health", (req, res) => {
    return res.status(200).send("health");

app.use((req, res, next) => {

// Authentication middleware. When used, the
// access token must exist and be verified against
// the Auth0 JSON Web Key Set
const checkJwt = jwt({
    // Dynamically provide a signing key
    // based on the kid in the header and
    // the signing keys provided by the JWKS endpoint.
    secret: jwksRsa.expressJwtSecret({
        cache: true,
        jwksRequestsPerMinute: 5,
        jwksUri: ``,
        rateLimit: true,

    // Validate the audience and the issuer.
    algorithms: "RS256"],
    audience: "",
    issuer: ``,


app.get("/ahealth", (req, res) => {
    return res.status(200).send("authenticated-health");

// allow incoming form data and json requests
app.use(bodyParser.urlencoded({extended: false}));



    graphqlHTTP((request: any) => {
        return {
            context: {
                user: request.auth && request.auth.sub,
            graphiql: true,
            schema: ElysiiGraphQlSchema,

export default app;
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I’m having the same issue @nick_elysii, did you manage to resolve it?

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