Why data unrelated to user authentication should always be stored in an external database?

I read this doc: Metadata

Why data unrelated to user authentication should always be stored in an external database and not in the user profile metadata?

What if I enter personal information (address, etc.)?
Are there any penalties?

Hi @hatai

Information you need to create access tokens or ID tokens, or anything related to IAM can be stored in Auth0, there are no penalties.

But using Auth0 as a general purpose database may cause you to have issues with rate limiting.

John

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Hi @john.gateley
Thank you very match.

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