View User Permissions

You can view the permissions assigned to a user using the Auth0 Dashboard. This task can also be performed using the Management API. The assigned permissions are used with the API Authorization Core feature set.

Prerequisites

For role-based access control (RBAC) to work properly, you must enable it for your API using either the Dashboard or the Management API. The Authorization Core functionality is different from the Authorization Extension. For a comparison, read Authorization Core vs. Authorization Extension.

Dashboard

  1. Go to Dashboard > Manage Users > Users and click the name of the user to view.

    Auth0 Dashboard List of Users
  2. Click the Permissions view.

    Auth0 Dashboard User Detail list of permissions assigned to this user

The following information is displayed for each permission:

Column Description
Name Name of the permission from the permission definition.
Description Description of the permission from the permission definition.
API Name of the API to which the permission is attached.
Assignment Indicates whether the permission is directly assigned to the user or is assigned via a role.

Management API

Make a GET call to the Get User Permissions endpoint. Be sure to replace USER_ID and MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN placeholder values with your user ID and Management API access token, respectively.


curl --request GET \
  --url 'https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/users/USER_ID/permissions' \
  --header 'authorization: Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN'
var client = new RestClient("https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/users/USER_ID/permissions");
var request = new RestRequest(Method.GET);
request.AddHeader("authorization", "Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN");
IRestResponse response = client.Execute(request);
package main

import (
	"fmt"
	"net/http"
	"io/ioutil"
)

func main() {

	url := "https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/users/USER_ID/permissions"

	req, _ := http.NewRequest("GET", url, nil)

	req.Header.Add("authorization", "Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN")

	res, _ := http.DefaultClient.Do(req)

	defer res.Body.Close()
	body, _ := ioutil.ReadAll(res.Body)

	fmt.Println(res)
	fmt.Println(string(body))

}
HttpResponse<String> response = Unirest.get("https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/users/USER_ID/permissions")
  .header("authorization", "Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN")
  .asString();
var axios = require("axios").default;

var options = {
  method: 'GET',
  url: 'https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/users/USER_ID/permissions',
  headers: {authorization: 'Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN'}
};

axios.request(options).then(function (response) {
  console.log(response.data);
}).catch(function (error) {
  console.error(error);
});
#import <Foundation/Foundation.h>

NSDictionary *headers = @{ @"authorization": @"Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN" };

NSMutableURLRequest *request = [NSMutableURLRequest requestWithURL:[NSURL URLWithString:@"https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/users/USER_ID/permissions"]
                                                       cachePolicy:NSURLRequestUseProtocolCachePolicy
                                                   timeoutInterval:10.0];
[request setHTTPMethod:@"GET"];
[request setAllHTTPHeaderFields:headers];

NSURLSession *session = [NSURLSession sharedSession];
NSURLSessionDataTask *dataTask = [session dataTaskWithRequest:request
                                            completionHandler:^(NSData *data, NSURLResponse *response, NSError *error) {
                                                if (error) {
                                                    NSLog(@"%@", error);
                                                } else {
                                                    NSHTTPURLResponse *httpResponse = (NSHTTPURLResponse *) response;
                                                    NSLog(@"%@", httpResponse);
                                                }
                                            }];
[dataTask resume];
$curl = curl_init();

curl_setopt_array($curl, [
  CURLOPT_URL => "https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/users/USER_ID/permissions",
  CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER => true,
  CURLOPT_ENCODING => "",
  CURLOPT_MAXREDIRS => 10,
  CURLOPT_TIMEOUT => 30,
  CURLOPT_HTTP_VERSION => CURL_HTTP_VERSION_1_1,
  CURLOPT_CUSTOMREQUEST => "GET",
  CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER => [
    "authorization: Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN"
  ],
]);

$response = curl_exec($curl);
$err = curl_error($curl);

curl_close($curl);

if ($err) {
  echo "cURL Error #:" . $err;
} else {
  echo $response;
}
import http.client

conn = http.client.HTTPSConnection("")

headers = { 'authorization': "Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN" }

conn.request("GET", "/YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/users/USER_ID/permissions", headers=headers)

res = conn.getresponse()
data = res.read()

print(data.decode("utf-8"))
require 'uri'
require 'net/http'
require 'openssl'

url = URI("https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/users/USER_ID/permissions")

http = Net::HTTP.new(url.host, url.port)
http.use_ssl = true
http.verify_mode = OpenSSL::SSL::VERIFY_NONE

request = Net::HTTP::Get.new(url)
request["authorization"] = 'Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN'

response = http.request(request)
puts response.read_body
import Foundation

let headers = ["authorization": "Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN"]

let request = NSMutableURLRequest(url: NSURL(string: "https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/users/USER_ID/permissions")! as URL,
                                        cachePolicy: .useProtocolCachePolicy,
                                    timeoutInterval: 10.0)
request.httpMethod = "GET"
request.allHTTPHeaderFields = headers

let session = URLSession.shared
let dataTask = session.dataTask(with: request as URLRequest, completionHandler: { (data, response, error) -> Void in
  if (error != nil) {
    print(error)
  } else {
    let httpResponse = response as? HTTPURLResponse
    print(httpResponse)
  }
})

dataTask.resume()

Value Description
USER_ID Τhe ID of the user for whom you want to get permissions.
MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN Access Token for the Management API with the scope read:users.

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