Nextjs-auth0: How to get app_metadata properties from session object in afterCallback()

SDK: @auth0/nextjs-auth0
Version: v1.2.0

Hi all,

First time user of Auth0 and Next.js here so excuse any oversight in my question below.

I want to add two custom properties (I think they’re called claims in the auth world) to each user. These properties essentially represent the User profile type and a particular resource they have access to.

I’ve added the two properties under app_metadata from the Auth0 dashboard and am using Passwordless Email login using a code.

Now, in Next.js I want to intercept the callback when a user logs in successfully and redirect them to the correct private page based on their profile type and the resource they have access to.

In the afterCallback() function within api/auth/[…auth0].js file in my Next.js project I have the following code:

import { handleAuth, handleCallback } from "@auth0/nextjs-auth0";

const afterCallback = async (req, res, session, state) => {
    return session;

export default handleAuth({
    async callback(req, res) {
        try {
            await handleCallback(req, res, { afterCallback });
        } catch (error) {
            res.status(error.status || 500).end(error.message);

However, the user property in the session object I am logging in the code above only contains what i understand to be the default properties of a JWT token.

What is the best way for me to add profileType and resourceId to this object so that I can do a check and redirect the user to the correct page?

I know it must be possible because the docs for AfterCallback use a isAdmin property in the example: handlers/callback | @auth0/nextjs-auth0

Hi @zaarheed,

Welcome to the Community!

You can add custom claims such as a property in a user’s app_metadata to the ID Token using a rule:

function(user, context, callback) {
  const namespace = '';
  context.idToken[namespace + 'preferred_contact'] = user.user_metadata.preferred_contact;
  callback(null, user, context);

Your app will then have access to the custom claim in the ID Token.

Let me know if you have additional questions for setting this up!

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