useUser only gets metadata updates after new user logs out and back in

Continuing the discussion from NextJS useUser Not Getting App Metadata:

I have a similar problem to the issue I’ve linked here. I have a postLogin action that sets some custom claims for a user, in order for us to read their roles from Auth0 in our app using useUser() from nextjs-auth0.

However, the roles only appear on the user returned from useUser() after the user has logged out and logged back in after signup. It does not work when a new user registers an account without them logging out. I don’t want our users to create an account, then have to get logged out and log back in immediately so that they can access certain pages. I’m sure there’s already some way to handle this, please advise :slight_smile:


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@steffanie Any luck finding a solution for this?

I am trying to achieve something similar. I am setting/updating the user metadata using the Management API, but it doesn’t reflect on the Frontend in the useUser hook, unless you logout and login again.

I think there’s a solution to fetch the updated metadata in React by using ignoreCache in getAccessTokenSilently. Is there a similar solution for NextJS?

This solution requires to call the Management API to fetch the updated user metadata state, but no option for getting the updated data in useUser.

Super late reply, but I ended up doing a silent login again after the users logs themselves in as a workaround :confused:

  await handleLogin(req, res, {
    authorizationParams: { prompt: 'none' },

I’ve seen the cacheMode: 'off' thing and this silent login approach, but what is the official way for the useUser() hook to update once a PATCH is made via the management API? If the cacheMode is the official strategy, that’s fine; I’ll just have to figure out how it works for my app. Changing the app_metadata via management API PATCH and expecting useUser() to pick up the changes automatically seems like a common use case, so I wanted to make sure I knew exactly what the official course of action was.