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Authenticating Users

Getting the current user ID

The current user ID are available from the context in the options of the Cloud Functions callback. You can retrieve the user ID by:

skygearCloud.op('foo', function (param, options) {
  const {
  } = options;
}, {
  userRequired: true

Reset Password

From v1.5 onward, you can reset password for you users using skygear.auth.adminResetPassword(user, newPassword). To call this function, you must use the master key of your Skygear app.

Suppose we are writing a lambda function to be called by your admins at the client-side to reset password for a user.

const skygearCloud = require("skygear/cloud");

const container = skygearCloud.getContainer();
container.apiKey = skygearCloud.settings.masterKey;
container.endPoint = skygearCloud.settings.skygearEndpoint + '/';

skygearCloud.op('resetPasswordByAdmin', function(params){
  // assume the user id and the new password are supplied by the client-side
  let userId = params.args.userId
  let newPassword = params.args.newPassword
   we suggest you checking whether this lambda call is made by an admin 
   before calling adminResetPassword
  container.auth.adminResetPassword(userId, newPassword)
    .then((user) => console.log(user))
    .catch((err) => console.log(err))

Here we have configured a Skygear cloud container with the endpoint and the master key of our app. Normally you need to supply a user_id to the container so that you can make Skygear API calls on behalf of that user. However in the case of resetting password, we do not need to do so because when adminResetPassword is called with the master key, Skygear will reset the password of the user on behalf of himself.