Well Known Dynamic MetadataΒΆ

Filters can emit dynamic metadata via the setDynamicMetadata routine in the StreamInfo interface on a Connection. This metadata emitted by a filter can be consumed by other filters and useful features can be built by stacking such filters. For example, a logging filter can consume dynamic metadata from an RBAC filter to log details about runtime shadow rule behavior. Another example is where an RBAC filter permits/restricts MySQL/MongoDB operations by looking at the operational metadata emitted by the MongoDB filter.

The following Envoy filters emit dynamic metadata that other filters can leverage.

The following Envoy filters can be configured to consume dynamic metadata emitted by other filters.

Shared Dynamic MetadataΒΆ

Dynamic metadata that is set by multiple filters is placed in the common key namespace envoy.common. Refer to the corresponding rules when setting this metadata.

Name

Type

Description

Rules

access_log_hint

boolean

Whether access loggers should log the request.

When this metadata is already set: A true value should not be overwritten by a false value, while a false value can be overwritten by a true value.

The following Envoy filters emit shared dynamic metadata.

The following filters consume shared dynamic metadata.