I have a situation where after doing the basic registration the user is redirected to a page where he needs to fill a small form.

I aim at implementing the hook_user_insert() and hook_menu() to do something like this

function registration_user_insert(&$edit, $account, $category){

function registration_menu() {
  $items['splan/%'] = array(
    'title' => 'Select a Plan',
    'page callback' => 'drupal_get_form',
    'page arguments' => array('selectplan_form'),
    'access callback' => TRUE,
    'type' => MENU_CALLBACK

  return $items;

In selectplan_form() I will define my new form and then, using the user ID, I would save data into user table.

The basic user registration form is being submitted, the user is redirected to splan/uid, but I also get the following error.

You are not authorized to access this page.

I have changed permissions to allow anonymous users to create and edit webform, but the problem still persists.

  • 1
    Why are you redirecting the user, instead of adding your form fields to the user profile form?
    – apaderno
    Apr 11, 2011 at 22:49
  • this situation is forced upon..i know i can add them in the user profile form but the requirements are not like that..
    – ayush
    Apr 12, 2011 at 4:28
  • 2
    Then maybe a multi-step registration form instead?
    – Berdir
    Apr 12, 2011 at 9:07

2 Answers 2


Implementing hook_user_insert() this way (calling drupal_goto() inside) is plain wrong:

  • if there are any other implementations of this hook in other modules meant to be called after yours, they will not get called at all
  • if for whatever reason hook_user_insert() from user module will not be called before your implementation, the user will not be saved at all
  • if you look at user_save() function in user.module, you'll see that after invoking 'insert' hook there are many other things this function is doing, so if you use drupal_goto(), they will not be done.

What you can do though is to add your own submit function to user_register_form, and in that function set $form_state['redirect'] to wherever you want (note that updating $form_state['redirect'] in hook_form_alter() will not work in this case, as user_register_submit() sets its own redirect, so you need to do it after this - hence the need for your own submit).


How about using the LoginToboggan module to create a temporary role for the user after signing up and giving that role the permissions needed?


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