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redirect back to restricted page after login

Thread began 1/04/2010 9:02 pm by vze4725c98581 | Last modified 1/07/2010 10:08 pm by Eric Mittman | 4661 views | 6 replies |


redirect back to restricted page after login

I have several restricted pages and when link to one of those pages is clicked, the user is redirected to the registration/login page. This works fine.

Once the user has registered or logged in they are take to the protected page. I don't want that, I want user to be taken back to the particular page they were trying to access.

I don't own SecurityAssist.

I know how to do this with Dreamweaver but not using the Registration Solution Pack.


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Eric Mittman

This is the way that the User Registration Solution Pack is designed to work, if the user attempts to access a page that is restricted they will be redirected to the login page. Once they login it should return them to the page that they were restricted from viewing. What controls this is the gotoPreviousURL setting in the authenticate user server behavior on the login page:

"gotoPreviousURL" => TRUE,

If your setting is not set to true like above you should change it to be true.

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Redirect to previous URL - duplicate response

once the user clicks the link to the restricted page they are directed to login. After login I go to the users_Profile.php page with the protected page link. Clicking the protected page only takes me to the protected_Page.php page that says I'm logged in and that my email is verified. Nothing else happens and I am not redirected.

lines 67 -69 and 87-89 on users_LogIn.php reads:

"successRedirect" => "users_Profile.php",
"failRedirect" => "users_LogIn.php?failed=1",
"gotoPreviousURL" => TRUE,

So yes, it does have code "gotoPreviousURL" as true but prior to that is the successRedirect. I need a dynamic redirect that will take the user back to whatever page they wanted to access so redirecting to a specific page won't work for me in this case. I'd like "success Redirect" => go to PreviousURL so that after login user is directed back to page they were trying to access.

Also I don't own Security Assist.

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Eric Mittman

When you attempt to access a restricted page and are sent to the login page what is in the URL after the page name? There should be some data here that indicates what page was attempted to be accessed. It is this info that the gotopreviousurl setting makes use of.

As a test you could try taking out the successful redirect to see if this gets you to the restricted page originally accessed.

If you can please post back with a URL where I can give this a try myself to see if I can determine what is going wrong.

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Redirect problem

When a user clicks a link to a restricted page they are sent to the users_LogIn.php?accesscheck=%2FAW%2Fusers_Profile.php .

This takes the user to the users_Profile.php page as indicated by trailing url info accesscheck=accesscheck=%2FAW%2Fusers_Profile.php.

What I'd like is for the user to go back to the page they were trying to access not the users_Profile.php page.

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protected page link

User clicks a link to a protected page and is then sent to login/register. After login or registration user should automatically be returned to page they were trying to access.

This is doable using the Dreamweaver server behaviour "login user" and then selecting the option "return to previous url".

Does anyone at your company know or even care to find out why this very basic function does not work in your product? Even when I do as you suggested, to remove lines 67 and 87 from the user_logIn.php which is:

"successRedirect" => "users_Profile.php",

I still can not get a redirect back to the original page I wanted to go. Is there even a working example you can point to that shows it working. I visited the recommended sites and did not see this function, so does this actually work?

I need a response and some help people!

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Eric Mittman

The way the access restriction should work is that you apply the restriction code to a page that you would like to restrict access to. If the user is not logged in and tries to access a page with the restriction on it the user should be redirected to the login page with the title of the page that sent them there in the URL.

Like you noted it is the page title that is present the in URL when the user gets to the login page that determines what page they will be redirected to after logging in.

Since the access restriction does not seem to be working for you in this way I have opened you a ticket so that we can examine the pages to try and determine what the issue may be.

To update the ticket please login to and visit your support history.

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