I have a rule for user-login that redirects them to their content area and shows a welcome message with some instructions. But when a user uses the password recovery mechanism that rule should not fire. I have tried "path has URL alias" and "user/reset/*" as value. But it did not work. I can't figure out what else i could use.

Reason is: users need their current password, which they don't know, when they are going manually to their user/n/edit page. When the rule wouldn't fire they'd be redirected to the correct password reset page without the current password requirement.


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You may want to give this a try:

  • Rules Event: User has logged in.
  • Rules Condition: Text Comparison with
    • Text Data Selector = site:current-page:path
    • Matching Text = reset
    • Comparison Operator = contains
  • Rules Action(s): whatever makes sense.

I'm not 100% sure about the value of the "Matching Text" (if it's not reset, then adapt that value to something that fits for these kinds of one time login URLs).

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    Thanks a lot! Worked like a charm. Rules is so powerful, but one needs to get used to it, especially if it's not used on a daily basis.
    – Volker
    Aug 9, 2017 at 12:18
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    @Volker Merci for accept and +1 ... I fully agree with your comment (there are not many business logic cases where I can't get it done using some kind of custom rule). Just in case you do want to get used to it, and whenever you have time: have a look at some (or all?) of these answers ... Then ask yourself "so what is it that you cannot do with Rules?" ... Aug 9, 2017 at 12:23

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