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Get User Info

You can fetch user information on the backend as well as on the frontend.

Fetching on the backend#

Using getUserByEmail#

You can get a user's information on the backend using the getUsersByEmail and getUserById functions:

import ThirdParty from "supertokens-node/recipe/thirdparty";
async function getUserInfo() {    // Note that usersInfo has type User[]    // You can learn more about the `User` object over here    let usersInfo = await ThirdParty.getUsersByEmail("[email protected]");}

Using getUserById#

import express from "express";import ThirdParty from "supertokens-node/recipe/thirdparty";import { verifySession } from "supertokens-node/recipe/session/framework/express";import { SessionRequest } from 'supertokens-node/framework/express';
let app = express();app.get("/get-user-info", verifySession(), async (req: SessionRequest, res) => {    let userId = req.session!.getUserId();    // You can learn more about the `User` object over here    let userInfo = await ThirdParty.getUserById(userId)    // ... })

Fetching on the frontend#


The function calls below require no API calls and read directly from the session information stored on the frontend. This makes them very quick.

import React from "react";import { useSessionContext } from 'supertokens-auth-react/recipe/session'; 
// Your dashboard componentfunction Dashboard(props: any) {    let session = useSessionContext();
    if (session.loading) {        return null;    }
    let {doesSessionExist, userId, accessTokenPayload} = session;
    // doesSessionExist will always be true if this is wrapped in `<SessionAuth>`    if (!doesSessionExist) {        // TODO    }
    let name = accessTokenPayload.userName;}
Which frontend SDK do you use?
supertokens-web-js / mobile