After updating user_metadata on Auth0 server, sync client side useAuth0.user hook with that new metadata

Hello - I think the title says it all, i’ve been trying to figure this out for a couple days but can’t seem to.

In Auth0, my users have a user_metadata field called ‘favorites’ which is an array of GUIDs. When a user clicks the GUID on the client end, that GUID is added to the favorites array for the Auth0 user on the Auth0 server. I have checked the user manually to ensure this is happening.

The problem is that I now need a refreshed snapshot of the user_metadata in my client now that the favorite has been added to the server list. I am using the useAuth0 hook in my react app throughout the app, so I really want to try and keep things streamlined by simply making a call to update useAuth0.user from the server without having to logout and back in again.

Does someone know what the solution to this is? Thanks very much.


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I’m having the same issue! I’m using @auth0/nextjs-auth0 and after updating the user I call the refetch endpoint (se code below) which updates all fields but user_metadata is always one iteration behind.

Any idea what I am missing here? Thanks in advance :slight_smile:

refetch endpoint:

import { handleProfile } from '@auth0/nextjs-auth0';
import { NextApiRequest, NextApiResponse } from "next";

export default async function refetch(req: NextApiRequest, res: NextApiResponse) {
  try {
    await handleProfile(req, res, {
      refetch: true
  } catch (error: any) {
    res.status(error.status || 500).end(error.message);