Trying to pull user groups listUserGroupsout with okta-sdk-nodejs

I’m using the okta-sdk-nodejs package to try to get user groups by userId.

client has scopes of Calling this client.userApi.listUserGroups({ userId });

this doesn’t seem to be returning anything. client.userApi.getUser({ userId }) is working just fine.

When using the Okta SDK for Node.js, fetching user groups for a specific user involves making a call to the Okta API endpoint. If you’re not getting the expected results, here are a few things to check and troubleshoot:

  1. Ensure Proper Scopes:
  • Make sure that your Okta API token has the necessary scopes. For user group operations, the token should have at least the scope.
  1. Check User’s Groups Endpoint:
  • You can directly check the Okta API endpoint for user groups by making a request to:
GET /api/v1/users/{userId}/groups
  • Manually verify whether this API call returns the expected groups for the specified user.
  1. Inspect Response:
  • Check the response returned by the listUserGroups call. Ensure that the response object is being handled correctly.
  • You can log or inspect the entire response to identify any error messages or unexpected data.
  1. Error Handling:
  • Implement proper error handling to capture any issues that might occur during the API call. This can help you identify the root cause of the problem.

Here’s an example of how you might use the listUserGroups method:

const userId = 'user123'; // Replace with the actual user ID

try {
  const groups = await client.userApi.listUserGroups(userId);
  console.log(groups); // Log the groups to inspect the result
} catch (error) {
  console.error('Error fetching user groups:', error);

If the issue persists, consider checking the Okta API logs for any relevant error messages. The Okta Developer Console provides a way to view logs, and it may offer additional insights into why the user groups are not being retrieved successfully.

Also, ensure that the user whose groups you’re trying to retrieve is assigned to one or more groups in Okta, and that these groups are visible in the Okta Admin Console.