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Using Drupal 8

I need to set various links between my content types and so far I'm setting the link using their path-auto-generated-alias, but that's terrible practice because if I change the pattern one day I will have to change every single existance of the out of date url alias.

I've seen plenty of answers for Drupal 7 with module Global Redirect but it states that it's deprecated for Drupal 8 and to use Redirect instead. I installed the module and I'm presented with this:

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I have no idea what's amitted in there, tokens? If someone could direct me to a documentation where I can learn to use the module I'd really appreciate it since I'm at a loss.

The reason why I'm in that part is because I have the following Global Settings and it's not redirecting /node/id to expected Path Auto URL alias.

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Found my mistake, you can't have Check access to the redirected page enabled in the global REDIRECTS.

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    if your nodes are published and accessible then it should still work with the access check. I also don't fully get what you're doing with links. Drupal should be able to generate the correct link in most cases, be it an entity reference field, a link field. This should only come in to play if someone manually goes to node/1, links on the page should use the correct alias, as you otherwise have a redirect which makes it slower. If you have links inside body fields, have a look at pathologic, that might help. – Berdir Nov 13 '16 at 13:29
  • I wanted to have the Global Redirects because sometimes (not always) in the body of my nodes I like to link to other nodes, and when inserting that link in the body I use the target node's PathAuto generated URL. Toady I realized that if I were to change that target node's URL Pattern in PathAuto ( say instead of /story/this-is-it to story/funny/this-is-it ) then I'd have to manually change the link I used in the body. But if I place the link with node/id then thanks to Global Redirect, I won't have to worry about it. – Chayemor Nov 13 '16 at 22:43
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    Yes, you can either use pathologic, which will display the correct alias already and if you are using redirect and pathauto, then redirect will also automatically register a redirect for the old alias anyway. – Berdir Nov 13 '16 at 23:49
  • I am using Redirect to display the alias if it exists, but it won't work unless I uncheck the "Check access to the redirected page" for some reason. – Chayemor Nov 15 '16 at 9:28

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