By default, if user submit his email in form at /user/password page, he will recieve an email with one-time login link. After opening this link he is redirected to page with form with one single "login" button - id of this form is user_pass_reset. After click on this button user is redirected to his profile in administrative part of a site: /user/X/edit where he can change his password.

But I have my own custom profile page, where users can change their password and I'd like to redirect user here instead of default profile in administration interface. I already found that user module is checking if old password is needed with this line:

$pass_reset = isset($_SESSION['pass_reset_' . $account->uid]) && isset($_GET['pass-reset-token']) && ($_GET['pass-reset-token'] == $_SESSION['pass_reset_' . $account->uid]);

But I can't find out how to redirect user to my own form on user_pass_reset submit. If I alter this form and change '#action' paramter I get a message that says this one-time login link is invalid. If I add my own submit function $form['#submit'][] = 'activit_password_redirect'; and in this function I call drupal_goto('my/own/form/page') user is still redirected to default profile page.

Is it possible to change url of this form submit?

1 Answer 1


Use hook_form_alter, then add a $form['#redirect'] parameter with value as your custom user profile page.

OR append a destination query to the default form action url.


I recommend the first option. It's the Drupal way.

  • It does not work... user module is redirecting to default profile page in submit handler by drupal_goto() function - line 142 of user.pages.inc file
    – Incredible
    Dec 7, 2015 at 9:55
  • @Incredible , then you can override it by specifying custom function as you created $form['#submit'][] = 'activity_password_redirect'; , then add change this $form_state['#redirect'] value there.
    – Jyothish
    Dec 7, 2015 at 10:18
  • I've tryed it but it does nothing.
    – Incredible
    Dec 7, 2015 at 10:20
  • @Incredible , this method worked for me. Might be some minor issues, I can't say more until I get know how you implemented it.
    – Jyothish
    Dec 8, 2015 at 5:16
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    @Incredible, oh that's too bad... Forgot to mention that there is a hook "hook_user_login" , one time login link regenerate a session for a user ID after a user clicked on it. So give a try with that too...
    – Jyothish
    Dec 8, 2015 at 10:50

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