Angular User Management APIs - insufficient_scop for auth0-spa-js

I have issue with role-based access control using auth0-spa-js. I am trying to consume Auth0 Management API’s for Users that needs scope access.

  scopes = "openid profile email update:users update:users_app_metadata update:current_user_metadata delete:current_user delete:users"

  this.auth0Client = await createAuth0Client({
    domain: this.domain,
    client_id: this.client_id,
    audience: this.audience,
    redirect_uri: `${window.location.origin}/callback`,

In my service, I have created updateUser()

async updateUser(userId, data) {
  var options: GetTokenSilentlyOptions = {
    scope: this.authService.scopes,
    audience: this.authService.audience,
    ignoreCache: false

  const client = await this.authService.getAuth0Client();
  const token = await client.getTokenSilently(options);

  return this.http.patch(this.authService.audience+"users/" + userId, data, {
    headers : {
      Authorization: `Bearer ${token}`

I am trying to update or delete user data. Its gives response insufficient_scope

{"statusCode":403,"error":"Forbidden","message":"You cannot update the following fields: name, nickname","errorCode":"insufficient_scope"}

Hi @gaurav,

Thanks for reaching out.

The scopes granted to a SPA for the management API are limited. This is because a token can be inspected from your SPA by a malicious party, and used to make any call within the scope to the management API. For example, a user could get a read:users scoped token and read your whole user DB. Please see the following FAQ to understand more.

Let me know if you have any more questions about how to get around this.


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