Using the modules "rules" and "rules linkevent" I am trying to get drupal to automatically assign a new role to the user upon visiting a certain page.

I've written it like this/entered the following values and selected these options:


Events Event
levelup2 was accessed


Conditions Elements

User has role(s) Parameter: User: [site:current-user], Roles: authenticated user


Actions Elements

Add user role Parameter: User: [site:current-user], Roles: Level 2

What am I doing wrong or how could I alternatively make the user accessing the page, reading the page or another trigger I can make be granted a new role?

I have tried searching the net but have found no answers. Can anyone help?

  • Can you put that rule statements here ?
    – Rupesh
    May 1, 2014 at 1:20
  • What do you mean? I put what the info in my post?
    – Ithxi
    May 1, 2014 at 4:02

2 Answers 2


The Rules Path and Rules URL Argument modules trigger events based on the current URL being viewed.

You could also use the Rules Link module to generate a custom link that will trigger your rules. The catch here is that this specific link must be clicked to access the page and the user I believe must be signed in.

If you need fine tuned control over when the Rules event is triggered you could even implement your own Rules Event.

  • Thank you for the reply! Sadly I still can't seem to get it right. I set the event to "url" was visited. I set the path (in conditions) to "check url" and set it to the given page. I set the action to "grant role" Yet it does not seem to work?
    – Ithxi
    May 1, 2014 at 4:12
  • You may need to use the system path instead of an alias. I've also added drupal.org/project/rules_url_argument to the answer above. :)
    – Citricguy
    May 1, 2014 at 4:15
  • Still can't get it to work. I've tried button fields.. I've tried all the modules you suggest but yet I can't seem to find a way to activate a trigger that is only placed on one specific node. Neither of the sites work with URL (Neither custom page nor a node). I think I might be better off asking someone to write the necessary code for a new custom module.. This is horrible o.O Have spent +10 hours on this single problem now
    – Ithxi
    May 2, 2014 at 3:50
  • I will mark this post as answered simply because it should answer most other users questions in relation to this. I might just be an idiot for not getting it to work
    – Ithxi
    May 3, 2014 at 4:22

You could use page manager with the rules bonus pack to achieve what you want. Watch this screen cast: http://vimeo.com/25153525

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