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Adding Extra Fields

Step 1: Front End#

Currently, your Sign-up form contains only email and password fields. But you might want to get more information from your customers on sign up. Let's see how you can extend the Sign-up form to fit your needs.

import SuperTokens from "supertokens-auth-react";import ThirdPartyEmailPassword from "supertokens-auth-react/recipe/thirdpartyemailpassword";import Session from "supertokens-auth-react/recipe/session";
SuperTokens.init({    appInfo: {        apiDomain: "...",        appName: "...",        websiteDomain: "..."    },    recipeList: [        ThirdPartyEmailPassword.init({            signInAndUpFeature: {                signUpForm: {                    formFields: [{                        id: "name",                        label: "Full name",                        placeholder: "First name and last name"                    }, {                        id: "age",                        label: "Your age",                        placeholder: "How old are you?",                    }, {                        id: "country",                        label: "Your country",                        placeholder: "Where do you live?",                        optional: true                    }]                }            }        }),        Session.init()    ]});
Prebuilt form with extra fields

Step 2: Back End#

Add fields to SuperTokens init#

Now that you have added new fields to the front end you need to make sure that the backend will take them into account when your new users register.

Go back to where you have called the SuperTokens init function in your backend code:

import SuperTokens from "supertokens-node";import ThirdPartyEmailPassword from "supertokens-node/recipe/thirdpartyemailpassword";import Session from "supertokens-node/recipe/session";
SuperTokens.init({  appInfo: {    apiDomain: "...",    appName: "...",    websiteDomain: "..."  },  supertokens: {    connectionURI: "...",  },  recipeList: [    ThirdPartyEmailPassword.init({      signUpFeature: {        formFields: [{          id: "name"        }, {          id: "age"        }, {          id: "country",          optional: true        }]      }    }),    Session.init({ /* ... */ })  ]});

Step 3: Handle form fields on successful Sign-up#

To handle form fields on the backend you'll have to override the emailPasswordSignUpPOST API when initializing the recipe

import SuperTokens from "supertokens-node";import ThirdPartyEmailPassword from "supertokens-node/recipe/thirdpartyemailpassword";import Session from "supertokens-node/recipe/session";
SuperTokens.init({    appInfo: {        apiDomain: "...",        appName: "...",        websiteDomain: "..."    },    supertokens: {        connectionURI: "...",    },    recipeList: [        ThirdPartyEmailPassword.init({            override: {                apis: (originalImplementation) => {                    return {                        ...originalImplementation,                        emailPasswordSignUpPOST: async function (input) {                            if (originalImplementation.emailPasswordSignUpPOST === undefined) {                                throw Error("Should never come here");                            }
                            // First we call the original implementation                            let response = await originalImplementation.emailPasswordSignUpPOST(input);
                            // If sign up was successful                            if (response.status === "OK") {
                                // We can get the form fields from the input like this                                let formFields = input.formFields                                let user = response.user
                                // some post sign up logic                            }
                            return response;                        }                    }                }            }        }),        Session.init({ /* ... */ })    ]});
caution

SuperTokens does not store custom form fields. You need to store them in your db post user sign up.