I have a situation where my users of role 'Operator' are in charge of creating new user accounts. Right now, when they create a new user account it just sends them back to the user/create page and displays a confirmation message.

I would like to have drupal redirect the user to the profile page (user/%) of the user that they just created.

I was looking here (http://drupal.stackexchange.com/questions/14993/how-can-i-do-a-custom-form-redirect-on-the-user-registration-form) but can't figure out how to get the user id of the user that the 'Operator' created and not the user id of the 'Operator' them self.

2 Answers 2


Here is Form API solution for that:

 * Implements hook_form_FORM_ID_alter().
function YOUR_MODULE_form_user_register_form_alter(&$form, &$form_state) {
  // Check if user has permission to add new user
  if (user_access('administer users')) {
    $form['#submit'][] = 'YOUR_MODULE_user_register_submit';

 * Submit callback
function YOUR_MODULE_user_register_submit(&$form, &$form_state) {
  if (isset($form_state['values']['uid'])) {
    // Redirect to user page
    $form_state['redirect'] = url('user/' . $form_state['values']['uid']);

And here is Rules solution:

  1. Add event "After saving a new user account"
  2. Add condition "User has role(s)"site:current-user has role "Operator". I really don't know how to check permission in Rules, so it is not the best solution.
  3. Add action "Page redirect"user/[account:uid]
  • should the role of the users I want to be redirected replace the 'administer users'?
    – Mike
    Commented May 22, 2012 at 7:51
  • @Mike, I just tested it for permission "Administer users", which allows to add new users in Drupal. You can add other condition. It depends on your user/create logic.
    – kalabro
    Commented May 22, 2012 at 7:56

How about a rule? Check the Rules Module for this task. With this you can define what happens after a user registered. For example a redirect or many other actions.

  • Thank Lance but, I tried that. How can I make a rule to redirect to the user they just created? I've done redirection with Rules before but never like this.
    – Mike
    Commented May 22, 2012 at 7:36
  • It works if you just give the path "user". This is the logged profile of the logged in user.
    – Lance
    Commented May 22, 2012 at 7:44
  • I don't want to redirect to the logged in users profile though.
    – Mike
    Commented May 22, 2012 at 7:48
  • Right, but what happens when you choose the redirect action and enter the [account:url] token?
    – Lance
    Commented May 22, 2012 at 8:59
  • I see now. Thanks, I went with hook_form_FORM_ID_alter() approach
    – Mike
    Commented May 22, 2012 at 11:43

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