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The auth helper returns the Authentication object of the currently active user. This is the same Authentication object that is returned by the getAuth hook. However, it can be used in server components, route handlers, and server actions.

Retrieving userId

import { auth } from '@clerk/nextjs'; export default function Page() { const { userId } : { userId: string | null } = auth(); // ... }

Data fetching

When using a Clerk integration, or if you need to send a JWT along to a server, you can use the getToken function.

import { NextResponse } from 'next/server'; import { auth } from '@clerk/nextjs'; export async function GET() { const {userId, getToken} = auth(); if(!userId){ return new Response("Unauthorized", { status: 401 }); } const token = await getToken({template: "supabase"}); // Fetch data from Supabase and return it. const data = { supabaseData: 'Hello World' }; return NextResponse.json({ data }); }

Check your current user's role

In some cases, you need to check your user's current organization role before displaying data or allowing certain actions to be performed.

import { auth } from '@clerk/nextjs'; export default async function Page() { const { orgRole } = auth(); return ( <> <div>Your current role is {orgRole}</div> </> ) }

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