App_metadata Properties Appearing in Root Profile


When trying to add some info to app_metadata in a user’s profile, the metadata is successfully stored in app_metadata but the property is also seen at the top-level of the user object.


This is due to how the app_metadata is merged with the root user profile within the context of both Rules and Actions. More details about this can be found here.


app_metadata is merged into the root profile user object for Rules and Action execution. Therefore avoid giving app_metadata properties the same name as root profile attributes to avoid unexpected behavior.

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