I have a custom entity that is used for user submissions. Anonymous users will be able to submit confidential information using the entity add form. After submission I want to show some kind of confirmation page (Thank you for submitting etc.), but I'm not sure what is the best way to achieve this. The user should also receive a similar confirmation by email.

I was thinking of simply adding a view mode confirmation to the entity and have the form redirect to that page on submit, but I am concerned about access control here: visitors would be able to view other user's submissions, if they simply try random entity ids. Is there a way to restrict access to visitors who just submitted the form?

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In drupal there are several way to do the same thing. What I suggest in this case (certainly different for another person) use a small custom module with Cookies or Session.

  1. Create a custom module.
  2. Add an extra submitter.

    • Save the new USER ID on session, cookie ...
    • Redirect to the page (Ex : $form_state->setRedirect('your.module.route.name');)
  3. Create a small dynamic custom page (Like : http://www.drupal8.ovh/en/tutoriels/5/create-a-simple-module-for-drupal-8-step-2-create-simple-page)

    • Get the USER ID from session, cookie ...

You can change the confirmation mail template from back office.

  • Sounds good so far - so what do you mean by 'extra submitter'? Do you mean create a user account?
    – Hendrik
    Sep 26, 2016 at 17:39
  • So, the key point here is to use session variables in order to restrict access to the confirmation page and related data, correct? User ID won't work, since I have to address anonymous visitors, too, but I could save the ID of the newly created entity in a session variable. Would you consider that safe?
    – Hendrik
    Oct 3, 2016 at 7:39

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