Manage Users Using the Management API
In addition to using the Dashboard, you can retrieve, create, update or delete users using the Management API. If you want to call the Management API directly, you will first need to generate the appropriate access token. To learn more, read Access Tokens for the Management API. Alternatively, you can use an SDK to implement the functionality you need to call the Management API from your application. For a list of available SDKs, read the SDKs section of our Support Matrix.
To learn how to manage Auth0 Dashboard access for your team members, read Manage Dashboard Access.
Use the following permissions to get an access token for the machine-to-machine applications. To learn more, read Register Machine-to-Machine Applications.
||Applications can search and retrieve any user records stored in an Auth0 tenant. This includes reading via the
||Applications can create users in any database or passwordless connection in an Auth0 tenant. This includes creating via the
||Applications can update any user stored in an Auth0 tenant. This includes updating via the
||Applications can update only the
||Applications can delete any user stored in an Auth0 tenant. This includes deleting via the
By default, user profile attributes provided by identity providers other than Auth0 (such as Google, Facebook, Twitter) are not directly editable because they are updated from the identity provider each time the user logs in.
To be able to edit the
picture root attributes on the normalized user profile, you must configure your connection sync with Auth0 so that user attributes will be updated from the identity provider only on user profile creation. These root attributes will then be available to be edited individually or by bulk imports
You can set passwords using the
update endpoints, but for security purposes, passwords cannot be viewed with the
list user commands. The right side of the API explorer provides hints on the user profile attributes which can be viewed or modified for any given call.
/user_idto retrieve information about one user based on the
user_idis an internal identifier that consists of a connection name and a unique identifier for the user. The
user_idis different from the ID token.
/userinfoendpoint takes as input the Auth0 access token and returns user profile information. This endpoint will include the results of any rules that may have altered the user profile during the authentication transaction, but the resulting user profile will not be filtered by any Scoping.
/tokeninfoendpoint takes as input the Auth0 ID token and returns user profile information. This endpoint will return a result that does not include the results of any rules that alter the user profile.