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My question is based on this question: Programmatically User login not working i dont have this clear, to login an user (create an active session) only need use User::Load()? i'm triying make this on my custom module, due to i need an independent login and register form, but dont work. Someone can help me? i want create a user session and let the user navigate for all sections that your role have assigned, but without pass by "user/login" route. Thanks in advance. On resume i want emulate the login controller shipped with drupal 8.

  • User::load() loads information about an account, it does not inject or alter the current session in any way. user_login_finalize() is one of the key functions. – Kevin Feb 28 at 20:14
  • Ok, how i can create a session for an user programatically? can you help me? – Jjsg08 Feb 28 at 20:16
  • Ohh!!! ok, i get it, user_login_finalize() open a session for the provided user. Thanksa a lot!!! :D. Please put the comment in an answer for select as the correct answer. – Jjsg08 Feb 28 at 20:20
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    Possible duplicate of Programmatically User login not working – leymannx Mar 2 at 12:41
  • Is the same article that i refer on my question, but for novices as me, is not obvious the response in the related topic, due to acepted response says: Delete user_login_finalize($user); and this line of code is just the line that log an user. – Jjsg08 Mar 2 at 14:57
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User::load() loads information about an account, it does not inject or alter the current session in any way. user_login_finalize() is one of the key functions when doing programatic user logins because it will create and set a session for the current user.

See more: https://api.drupal.org/api/drupal/core%21modules%21user%21user.module/function/user_login_finalize/8.7.x

  • Sorry, forgot to link to it. Updated. – Kevin Feb 28 at 21:53

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