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  • What are you trying to achieve? What is the use case or idea behind it?

I am trying to patch user metadata and wanted to make sure that we’re using the auth0.WebAuth and auth0.Management API’s properly (with auth0-js v9.3.3.).

Main Question
Should I be creating two different instances of auth0.WebAuth, one for the user and one for the management API? Or should I just be using one and passing the user’s access token to the auth0.Management?

Current Code

auth0 = new auth0.WebAuth({
clientID: AUTH_CONFIG.clientID,
domain: AUTH_CONFIG.domain,
responseType: 'token id_token',
audience: '',
redirectUri: AUTH_CONFIG.callbackURL,
scope: 'openid profile update:current_user_metadata read:current_user',


public handleAuthentication() {
this.auth0.parseHash((err, authResult) => {
  if (err) {
  } else if (authResult && authResult.accessToken && authResult.idToken) {
    this.auth0_userMgmt = new auth0.Management({
      domain: '',
      token: authResult.accessToken,
      scope: 'read:current_user update:current_user_metadata',
    const { sub } = authResult.idTokenPayload;
    this.auth0_userMgmt.patchUserMetadata(sub, { foo: 'bar' }, (err, res) => {
      if (err) {
      console.log('Updating Auth0 user_metadata.');
  // navigate home to clear auth0 route params


Thank you.