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Unable to get $rootscope object on pageload in angularjs

I am using ng-token-auth and devise token-auth in a rails app. Trying to the user object from $rootscope so I can get the user data such as username, first name, last name, etc.

I'm a total noob to AngularJS, so I'm not sure how to solve this

I noticed when i do => console.log($rootScope); I see the user object output => Object {$id: 1, $$childTail: Object, $$childHead: Object, $$prevSibling: null, $$nextSibling: null…}

but when i do console.log($rootScope.user), i get undefined in the output

I did $rootScope.watch and I was able to get the username and set it as local storage, but i believe this is bad practice

Is there a better way to get the user object so i can use it across the platform? Please help!