A Member's state impacts how they are treated within Stytch, in particular which email template they are sent. Members within Stytch can be in four different states: pending, invited, active, or deleted.
active: Members become active after successfully authenticating at least once via Stytch. When the SendLoginOrSignup endpoint is called on an active Member, they will receive a login email template. The Email Magic Link will route them to the login_redirect_url provided in the request.
pending: Stytch Members are created as pending when created by the SendLoginOrSignup endpoint or when they are created by the CreateMember endpoint with the create_member_as_pending parameter set to true. If the SendInviteEmail endpoint is called on a pending Member, their status will change to invited. Once a Member successfully authenticates a Magic Link from either an invite or signup email, they will be marked as active.
invited: Stytch Members are created as invited when created by the SendInviteEmail endpoint. The invited Member will receive an email that uses the invite email template. If the SendLoginOrSignup endpoint is called on an already invited member, their status will stay invited. Once a Member successfully authenticates a Magic Link from either an invite or signup email, they will be marked as active.
deleted: Stytch Members are marked as deleted after calling the DeleteMember or DeleteOrganization endpoint. Once a Member is deleted, any emails or auth factors tied to that Member are also deleted. The SearchMember endpoint will not return deleted Members.