How to re-authenticate a logged in user before performing a dangerous action (enter password)?

Hi! Sorry in advance if this question has been answered before, I’m new to Auth0 and I’ve been browsing the documentation but I can’t find a find to solve my problem.

I have a regular web application implemented with Rails, and I need to verify the user password before continuing with a specific action (deleting an object). The user is already logged in at this stage so it’s just an extra security step to make sure the user is aware of the consequences.

Currently a user will see a popup requiring to enter their password before continuing, and if this matches their db information, the object will be deleted.

Is there a way to implement this with Auth0 if I’m using a database connection?

Many thanks!

Hello @euggrie,

This information on step-up authentication might be helpful:

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I think this is exactly what I needed, thank you for your help! :slight_smile:

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Awesome! Let us know how you make out.


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