Auth0 password change with actions


I found a solution for the problem, but it is for hooks (Sending password change email instead of verification email for a new user - #3 by stephanie.chamblee).
Is there one for actions?

I adjusted the hook code to the actions version but get the following error messag:

Test Results
  "message": "authClient.requestChangePasswordEmail is not a function",
  "name": "TypeError",
  "stack": "TypeError: authClient.requestChangePasswordEmail is not a function\n    at exports.onExecutePostUserRegistration (/data/io/node18-actions/eb0226ed-9d75-4aab-938f-39324a6ea7de/webtask.js:20:14)\n    at /data/io/0c8366ec199636bd5aa9715551a2d91fb6316755.js:7:907\n    at process.processTicksAndRejections (node:internal/process/task_queues:95:5)"

Kind regards,

David Bos

I am experiencing the same issue with what should be very basic code. What are we missing???

exports.onExecutePostLogin = async (event) => {
if ( !== undefined) {
    const auth0 = require('auth0');
    const authClient = new auth0.AuthenticationClient({
      domain: event.secrets.domain,
      clientId: event.secrets.clientId

  const userAndConnection = {
      connection: 'Username-Password-Authentication'

  // Send password change email
    await authClient.requestChangePasswordEmail(userAndConnection, (err) => {

Hello there,

I am facing the exact same issue and did not find a solution to this so far. or @adminiot were you able to figure this out?

Any help would be highly appreciated!

Hey there!

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@konrad.sopala - not helpful. This response is getting pushed into every Actions-related thread, but doing nothing to answer any of the questions posted in your community. This is quickly diluting the usefulness of these forums.

As communicated, in the community thread above, once you post there your question it will be answered on January 18th. Thank you!

We solved it like this:

exports.onExecutePostUserRegistration = async(event, api) => {

    var axios = require("axios").default;

    var options = {
        method: 'POST',
        url: 'https://' + event.secrets.DOMAIN + '/dbconnections/change_password',
        headers: {
            'content-type': 'application/json'
        data: {
            client_id: event.secrets.CLIENT_ID,
            connection: 'Username-Password-Authentication'

    axios.request(options).then(function (response) {
    }).catch(function (error) {

And disabled the verification email.

@adminiot If you don’t mind I will attach Stackoverflow Thread as well here. Full answer can approach via this link → node.js - How to send password change email instead of verification email for a new user in Auth0 in 2024 - Stack Overflow

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