When a user creates an account, they must activate their account by verifying the email. The token in that email is the default one, i.e. [user:one-time-login-url]

But when the user clicks on the link in their email, they get the 403 page (= You are not authorized to see this page).

Can anybody explain why this 403 page shows up?

  • check the permission for authenticate user. – Nishant Apr 16 '15 at 4:55
  • which permission? – shekoufeh Apr 16 '15 at 5:10

You have to give the right to anonymous role to view published content


then, tick view published content

  • please elaborate - include where to find the information on the site for the OP, or include a screenshot of the permissions page where the change needs to be made – Geoff Jun 12 '15 at 20:35

It was an issue with the User Registration Password module, which I've installed in order to set password for users before sending email to them.

I had completely forgotten about having this module installed. Sorry it was just a bug in the module.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.