Manage Users Using the Management API

Manage Users Using the Management API

In addition to using the Dashboard, you can retrieve, create, update or delete users using our Management API.

How to manage users

If you want to call the Management API directly, you will first need to generate the appropriate Access Token. For information on how to do that refer to 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, refer to the SDKs section of our Support Matrix.

You can setup Access Control List (ACL)/Roles functionality using our Role-based Access Control (RBAC).


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 name, nickname, given_name, family_name, or 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 import using the Management API.

Set passwords

The password can be set via the create or update calls, but for security purposes, it cannot be viewed via the get or 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.


  • You can use the /users endpoint to retrieve information about all users. You can also include search criteria to find specific users.

  • Use the /user_id to retrieve information about one user based on the user_id. The user_id is an internal identifier that consists of a connection name and a unique identifier for the user. The user_id is different from the ID Token.

  • The /userinfo endpoint 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.

  • The /tokeninfo endpoint 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.

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