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Firestore permissions error and what to do about it

mrmurphy profile image Murphy Randle ・1 min read

While writing a "cloud function" on Firebase, my computer couldn't write to firestore while my co-worker's computer could. No matter how many times I logged out and logged in, I got this error:

error: { Error: Missing or insufficient permissions.
    at /.../functions/node_modules/grpc/src/client.js:554:15 code: 7, metadata: Metadata { _internal_repr: {} } }
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The problem turned out to be related to using firebase logout and firebase login again. This reply to the GitHub issue provides a workaround:

https://github.com/firebase/firebase-tools/issues/344#issuecomment-303848830

Specifically:

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