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setAuth()

Overrides the JWT on the current client. The JWT will then be sent in all subsequent network requests.

function apiFunction(req, res) {
// Assuming the access token was sent as a header "X-Supabase-Auth"
const { access_token } = req.get('X-Supabase-Auth')
// You can now use it within a Supabase Client
const supabase = createClient("https://xyzcompany.supabase.co", "public-anon-key")
const { user, error } = supabase.auth.setAuth(access_token)
// This client will now send requests as this user
const { data } = await supabase.from('your_table').select()
}

Parameters#

  • access_tokenrequiredstring

    a jwt access token

Examples#

Basic example.#

This is most useful on server-side functions where you cannot log the user in, but have access to the user's access token.

function apiFunction(req, res) {
// Assuming the access token was sent as a header "X-Supabase-Auth"
const { access_token } = req.get('X-Supabase-Auth')
// You can now use it within a Supabase Client
const supabase = createClient("https://xyzcompany.supabase.co", "public-anon-key")
const { user, error } = supabase.auth.setAuth(access_token)
// This client will now send requests as this user
const { data } = await supabase.from('your_table').select()
}

With Express.#

/**
* Make a request from the client to your server function
*/
async function makeApiRequest() {
const token = newClient.session()?.access_token
await fetch('https://example.com/withAuth', {
method: 'GET',
withCredentials: true,
credentials: 'include',
headers: {
'Content-Type': 'application/json'
'Authorization': bearer, // Your own auth
'X-Supabase-Auth': token, // Set the Supabase user
}
})
}
/**
* Use the Auth token in your server-side function.
*/
async function apiFunction(req, res) {
const { access_token } = req.get('X-Supabase-Auth')
// You can now use it within a Supabase Client
const supabase = createClient("https://xyzcompany.supabase.co", "public-anon-key")
const { user, error } = supabase.auth.setAuth(access_token)
// This client will now send requests as this user
const { data } = await supabase.from('your_table').select()
}