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Reading roles in the frontend

If a session exists on the frontend, we can read the role by getting information from the session:

Step 1: Wrap the component in which you want to get the info with EmailPasswordAuth#

import React from "react";import { EmailPasswordAuth } from 'supertokens-auth-react/recipe/emailpassword';import Dashboard from "./dashboard";
function ProtectedDashboard(props: any) {     return (           <EmailPasswordAuth>                  <Dashboard />           </EmailPasswordAuth>     );}

Step 2: This is how to use the session context in a component:#

import React from "react";import { useSessionContext } from 'supertokens-auth-react/recipe/session';
function Dashboard(props: any) {      let { userId, accessTokenPayload } = useSessionContext();
      // we use the key "role" here since that's what we      // used while setting the payload in the backend.       let role = accessTokenPayload.role;
      if (role === "admin") {            // TODO..      } else {            // TODO..      }}

You can pass requireAuth={false} to EmailPasswordAuth if you want the <Dashboard /> component to load even if there is no session. In this case, you would need to check if a session exists in the <Dashboard /> component.