We have a microservices environment. Identity is provided to http microservices via bearer tokens in the authorisation http header, where the token is a JWT. That JWT usually represents a logged in end user, but it can also sometimes represent a system user that has authenticated via client credentials flow.
Messages are published on a queue (RabbitMQ) by these microservices, to be processed asynchronously. Currently, we have a windows service which consumes those messages. It authenticates as a system user with client credentials, and sends that JWT in the auth header to other http microservices.
We would like to maintain the identity of the user that publishes the messages throughout the flow, including within the machine-to-machine (m2m) communication when a message is consumed from the queue and when that consumer calls other microservices. Ie, when Service A (which was provided with a JWT) publishes a message to the queue, then the windows service should be able to impersonate the user represented in Service A’s JWT, and should be able to provide a JWT representing that same user when calling Service B.
Service A (running as alice) --> RMQ RMQ <-- Win Service (running as alice) --> Service B (running as alice)
Only clients with the correct claim should be able to impersonate a user in this way.
Which flow should I use in order to return the JWT to the Windows Service and how should this be achieved in Auth0?
Note that the original JWT can be provided with the message, or just the user id itself. The original JWT may have expired, which is why the windows service has to re-authenticate in some way. The original user authenticated via Implicit flow (we have an SPA), so refresh tokens are not available.