On my site I have a private page that can only be accessed when the user is logged in. If they aren't logged in they are directed to the login page.

I want to redirect them back to that page after they've logged in

I've tried a lot of solutions already listed on here including: logindestination and logintoboggan.

Every time the person logs in they are always directed to their user page no matter what I change in logintoboggan/logindestination

I tried creating a rule but was getting a 404. I'm not sure what to put in the PHP Evaluation field in the redirect action.

I've added this to my template file

global $user;
    if ($user->uid == 0){
        print l("Login","user/login",array('query' =>     drupal_get_destination()));
print l("Logout","user/logout",array('query' => drupal_get_destination()));

And then in logindestination I added

$destination = drupal_get_destination();
print $destination;

What am I doing wrong??

  • On my site I have a private page that can only be accessed when the user is logged in. Just to understand, I have one question. What is the meaning of private page here? If it is viewable by non-logged in user, how can it be private. You mean that, non-logged in user can view but cannot comment?
    – CodeNext
    Jul 18, 2016 at 10:02
  • The page being private means that the user must be logged in to access. Jul 18, 2016 at 10:09
  • Would you let me know which module did you use to make the private page. Why I am asking so I can try on my trial site. As this issue I faced and I came up with solution with logindestination+logintoboggan. Because my solution can work on normal page for comment access but might not work on page which is entirely non-accessible. I guess, you have set a page, which states like "Login to access this page".
    – CodeNext
    Jul 18, 2016 at 10:23
  • I didn't use a module to make the page private. I wrote the code myself for this. function formtest_user_logged_in(){ if(user_is_logged_in()){ drupal_goto('form'); } else { drupal_goto('user?destination=form'); } } Jul 18, 2016 at 10:30
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    I can't figure it out, sorry.
    – CodeNext
    Jul 18, 2016 at 12:01

1 Answer 1


For logindestination to work properly all you need to do is add an entry using <current> as the redirect location. Leave the "Redirect to Page" option as Internal page or external URL. This configuration will send a user back to the page they were trying to access before being sent to the login page.

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  • I ended up changing my code on my custom page so that the access control is 'user_is_logged_in'. This fixed the issue I was having with LoginToboggan and now everythiing is working perfectly. Thanks for the help Jul 25, 2016 at 11:07

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