Getting the list of all Netlify users


I’m not sure if this is possible or not with Netlify.

I want to run a cron job through Netlify to send an email to every Netlify user in Identity, once a day. I believe I could by:

  1. fetching all users and their email addresses
  2. running a Netlify scheduled function for each of them.

However, I couldn’t find a way to fetch all users using gotrue. Is it possible?

If not, I think I’ll need to use an external DB to store user’s emails - any recommended one for Netlify builds?


You could use the Netlify API:

I’ve checked the API docs and that other ticket and I didn’t find anything that allows you to request the full list of users.

This is what you’re looking for:

Good find - I missed it. Thank you

Now the issue is that I can’t get context.clientContext to return anything in my Netlify function in my local environment - why?

After I deploy it to prod, the error above disappeared but then I get a different error that res.json() isn’t a function - why?


const axios = require('axios')

exports.handler = async (event, context) => {
  const { identity, user } = context.clientContext
  const usersUrl = `${identity.url}/admin/users`
  const adminAuthHeader = 'Bearer ' + identity.token
  console.log('event', JSON.stringify(event))
  console.log('context', JSON.stringify(context))
  let data
  try {
    data = await axios.get(usersUrl, {
      headers: {
        Authorization: adminAuthHeader
    }).then((res) => res.json())
  } catch (e) {
    return {
      statusCode: 500,
      body: JSON.stringify({
        error: e.message
  return {
    statusCode: 200,
    body: JSON.stringify(data)

Because of this:

You can get that if you use a custom JWT secret in site settings and in your netlify.toml for the CLI, but that’s a Business+ feature, I believe.

You’re using axios not fetch. Axios itself converts the data to json. You can get it using:

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Thank you, fixed it.

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Glad to know everything is working. Happy building :netliconfetti: