iOS-Swift User Profile

Sample Project

Download this sample project configured with your Auth0 API Keys.

System Requirements
  • CocoaPods 1.0.0
  • XCode 7.3 (7D175)
  • iPhone 6 - iOS 9.3 (13E230)
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Before Starting

You should be familiar with previous tutorials. This tutorial assumes:

  • You're using the Lock library for handling login. Make sure you've integrated this library into your project and you're familiar with it. If you're not sure, check out the login tutorial first.
  • You're using the Auth0.swift and SimpleKeychain dependencies. It's recommended that you take a look at the session handling tutorial first.

Fetch the User Profile

The first step is to fetch the user profile. To do so, you need a valid idToken first.

Check out the session handling tutorial if you're not sure about the idToken.

You need to call a function from the Lock module that allows you to fetch the user profile given an idToken:

import Lock
let client = A0Lock.sharedLock().apiClient()
    success: { profile in
        // You've got the user profile here!
        // You might want to store it in a safe place. You can use SimpleKeychain:
        let keychain = A0SimpleKeychain(service: "Auth0")
        let profileData = NSKeyedArchiver.archivedDataWithRootObject(profile)
        keychain.setData(profileData, forKey: "profile")
    }, failure: { error in
        // check the session handling tutorial for hints on what to do in case of a failure

Show User Profile's Data

i. Default info

Showing the information contained in the user profile is pretty simple. You only have to access its properties, for instance:

let name =
let email =
let avatarURL = profile.picture

Check out the A0UserProfile class documentation to learn more about its fields.

ii. Additional info

Besides the defaults, you can handle more information that is contained within any of the following dictionaries:

a. User Metadata

The userMetadata dictionary contains fields related to the user profile that can be added from client-side (e.g. when editing the profile). This is the one we're going to work with in this tutorial. You can access its fields as follows:

let firstName = profile.userMetadata["first_name"] as? String
let lastName = profile.userMetadata["last_name"] as? String
let country = profile.userMetadata["country"] as? String
let isActive = profile.userMetadata["active"] as? Bool

The strings you use for subscripting the userMetadata dictionary, and the variable types you handle, are up to you.

b. App Metadata

The appMetadata dictionary contains fields that are usually added via a rule, which is read-only for the native platform.

c. Extra Info

The extraInfo dictionary contains any other extra information stored in Auth0. That information is read-only for the native platform.

For further information on metadata, see the full documentation.

Update the User Profile

You can only update the user metadata. In order to do so, you need to perform a patch:

import Auth0
import Lock
let idToken = ... // the idToken you obtained before
let profile = ... // the A0Profile instance you obtained before
    .users(token: idToken)
    .patch(profile.userId, userMetadata: ["first_name": "John", "last_name": "Appleseed", "country": "Canada"]
    .start { result in
        switch result {
        case .Success:
            // deal with success
        case .Failure(let error):
            // deal with failure
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