Manage Users in Firebase

Create a user

You create a new user in your Firebase project by calling the CreateUserWithEmailAndPassword method or by signing in a user for the first time using a federated identity provider, such as Google Sign-In or Facebook Login.

You can also create new password-authenticated users from the Authentication section of the Firebase console, on the Users page.

Get the currently signed-in user

The recommended way to get the current user is by setting a listener on the Auth object:

Firebase.Auth.FirebaseAuth auth;
Firebase.Auth.FirebaseUser user;

// Handle initialization of the necessary firebase modules:
void InitializeFirebase() {
  Debug.Log("Setting up Firebase Auth");
  auth = Firebase.Auth.FirebaseAuth.DefaultInstance;
  auth.StateChanged += AuthStateChanged;
  AuthStateChanged(this, null);
}

// Track state changes of the auth object.
void AuthStateChanged(object sender, System.EventArgs eventArgs) {
  if (auth.CurrentUser != user) {
    bool signedIn = user != auth.CurrentUser && auth.CurrentUser != null;
    if (!signedIn && user != null) {
      Debug.Log("Signed out " + user.UserId);
    }
    user = auth.CurrentUser;
    if (signedIn) {
      Debug.Log("Signed in " + user.UserId);
    }
  }
}

void OnDestroy() {
  auth.StateChanged -= AuthStateChanged;
  auth = null;
}

By using a listener, you ensure that the Auth object isn't in an intermediate state—such as initialization—when you get the current user.

You can also get the currently signed-in user by calling CurrentUser. If a user isn't signed in, CurrentUser returns null.

Get a user's profile

To get a user's profile information, use the accessor methods of an instance of Firebase.Auth.FirebaseUser. For example:

Firebase.Auth.FirebaseUser user = auth.CurrentUser;
if (user != null) {
  string name = user.DisplayName;
  string email = user.Email;
  System.Uri photo_url = user.PhotoUrl;
  // The user's Id, unique to the Firebase project.
  // Do NOT use this value to authenticate with your backend server, if you
  // have one; use User.TokenAsync() instead.
  string uid = user.UserId;
}

Get a user's provider-specific profile information

To get the profile information retrieved from the sign-in providers linked to a user, use the ProviderData method. For example:

Firebase.Auth.FirebaseUser user = auth.CurrentUser;
if (user != null) {
  string name = user.DisplayName;
  string email = user.Email;
  System.Uri photo_url = user.PhotoUrl;
  // The user's Id, unique to the Firebase project.
  // Do NOT use this value to authenticate with your backend server, if you
  // have one; use User.TokenAsync() instead.
  string uid = user.UserId;
}

Update a user's profile

You can update a user's basic profile information—the user's display name and profile photo URL—with the UpdateUserProfile method. For example:

Firebase.Auth.FirebaseUser user = auth.CurrentUser;
if (user != null) {
  Firebase.Auth.UserProfile profile = new Firebase.Auth.UserProfile {
    DisplayName = "Jane Q. User",
    PhotoUrl = new System.Uri("https://example.com/jane-q-user/profile.jpg"),
  };
  user.UpdateUserProfileAsync(profile).ContinueWith(task => {
    if (task.IsCanceled) {
      Debug.LogError("UpdateUserProfileAsync was canceled.");
      return;
    }
    if (task.IsFaulted) {
      Debug.LogError("UpdateUserProfileAsync encountered an error: " + task.Exception);
      return;
    }

    Debug.Log("User profile updated successfully.");
  });
}

Set a user's email address

You can set a user's email address with the UpdateEmail method. For example:

Firebase.Auth.FirebaseUser user = auth.CurrentUser;
if (user != null) {
  user.UpdateEmailAsync("user@example.com").ContinueWith(task => {
    if (task.IsCanceled) {
      Debug.LogError("UpdateEmailAsync was canceled.");
      return;
    }
    if (task.IsFaulted) {
      Debug.LogError("UpdateEmailAsync encountered an error: " + task.Exception);
      return;
    }

    Debug.Log("User email updated successfully.");
  });
}

Send a user a verification email

You can send an address verification email to a user with the SendEmailVerification method. For example:

Firebase.Auth.FirebaseUser user = auth.CurrentUser;
if (user != null) {
  user.SendEmailVerificationAsync().ContinueWith(task => {
    if (task.IsCanceled) {
      Debug.LogError("SendEmailVerificationAsync was canceled.");
      return;
    }
    if (task.IsFaulted) {
      Debug.LogError("SendEmailVerificationAsync encountered an error: " + task.Exception);
      return;
    }

    Debug.Log("Email sent successfully.");
  });
}

You can customize the email template that is used in Authentication section of the Firebase console, on the Email Templates page. See Email Templates in Firebase Help Center.

Set a user's password

You can set a user's password with the UpdatePassword method. For example:

Firebase.Auth.FirebaseUser user = auth.CurrentUser;
string newPassword = "SOME-SECURE-PASSWORD";
if (user != null) {
  user.UpdatePasswordAsync(newPassword).ContinueWith(task => {
    if (task.IsCanceled) {
      Debug.LogError("UpdatePasswordAsync was canceled.");
      return;
    }
    if (task.IsFaulted) {
      Debug.LogError("UpdatePasswordAsync encountered an error: " + task.Exception);
      return;
    }

    Debug.Log("Password updated successfully.");
  });
}

Send a password reset email

You can send a password reset email to a user with the SendPasswordResetEmail method. For example:

string emailAddress = "user@example.com";
if (user != null) {
  auth.SendPasswordResetEmailAsync(emailAddress).ContinueWith(task => {
    if (task.IsCanceled) {
      Debug.LogError("SendPasswordResetEmailAsync was canceled.");
      return;
    }
    if (task.IsFaulted) {
      Debug.LogError("SendPasswordResetEmailAsync encountered an error: " + task.Exception);
      return;
    }

    Debug.Log("Password reset email sent successfully.");
  });
}

You can customize the email template that is used in Authentication section of the Firebase console, on the Email Templates page. See Email Templates in Firebase Help Center.

You can also send password reset emails from the Firebase console.

Delete a user

You can delete a user account with the Delete method. For example:

Firebase.Auth.FirebaseUser user = auth.CurrentUser;
if (user != null) {
  user.DeleteAsync().ContinueWith(task => {
    if (task.IsCanceled) {
      Debug.LogError("DeleteAsync was canceled.");
      return;
    }
    if (task.IsFaulted) {
      Debug.LogError("DeleteAsync encountered an error: " + task.Exception);
      return;
    }

    Debug.Log("User deleted successfully.");
  });
}

You can also delete users from the Authentication section of the Firebase console, on the Users page.

Re-authenticate a user

Some security-sensitive actions—such as deleting an account, setting a primary email address, and changing a password—require that the user has recently signed in. If you perform one of these actions, and the user signed in too long ago, the action fails.

When this happens, re-authenticate the user by getting new sign-in credentials from the user and passing the credentials to Reauthenticate. For example:

Firebase.Auth.FirebaseUser user = auth.CurrentUser;

// Get auth credentials from the user for re-authentication. The example below shows
// email and password credentials but there are multiple possible providers,
// such as GoogleAuthProvider or FacebookAuthProvider.
Firebase.Auth.Credential credential =
    Firebase.Auth.EmailAuthProvider.GetCredential("user@example.com", "password1234");

if (user != null) {
  user.ReauthenticateAsync(credential).ContinueWith(task => {
    if (task.IsCanceled) {
      Debug.LogError("ReauthenticateAsync was canceled.");
      return;
    }
    if (task.IsFaulted) {
      Debug.LogError("ReauthenticateAsync encountered an error: " + task.Exception);
      return;
    }

    Debug.Log("User reauthenticated successfully.");
  });
}

Import user accounts

You can import user accounts from a file into your Firebase project by using the Firebase CLI's auth:import command. For example:

firebase auth:import users.json --hash-algo=scrypt --rounds=8 --mem-cost=14

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