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The realm role is not added when creating a user.

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Describe the bug A clear and concise description of what the bug is.

To Reproduce Steps to reproduce the behavior: When creating a user, I call the kcAdminClient.users.create function.

I pass the object there:

      realm: 'SOME_REALM',
      username: userData.username,
      firstName: userData.firstName,
      lastName: userData.lastName,
      enabled: true,
      requiredActions: [
      realmRoles: ['CLIENT_ADMIN'],

But after the user is created, the role is not applied to the user.

Expected behavior The roles that are transferred in the array are applied to the user.

Enviroment (please complete the following information):

  • OS: [Ubuntu]
  • Keycloak Version: 15.0.0
  • Library Version: 15.0.2

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 2 years ago
  • Comments:5

github_iconTop GitHub Comments

amoscatellicommented, Nov 9, 2022


Why has this issue being closed ?

There is a sort of workaround, but the issue is still present (and api seems broken).

What if I don’t want to assign a group ?

lmorningstar116commented, Oct 4, 2021

By the way, you could equally just add groups: [<some-groups>] to the user payload and it will do something as above. Assuming the groups have been assigned necessary roles you want users to have.

Yes, the group solution did the trick. At first it will work, but this behavior is very strange.

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