I would like to require that users be logged in to access a particular MENU_CALLBACK.

The following works, but only for the admin account. Regular users are still denied access:

'access arguments' => array('user_is_logged_in')

There must be an access argument that just checks for authenticated users?

  • If there is no way to do this, I will be creating my own permission using hook_permission() and assigning authenticated users that permission.
    – jdu
    Commented Nov 22, 2012 at 20:53

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access arguments is for the arguments that will be passed to the callback function...you need to use access callback instead:

'access callback' => 'user_is_logged_in'

Since user_is_logged_in() doesn't take any arguments, you can safely remove access arguments for your menu item.

Your current code works for the admin account only because the default access callback is user_access(), which bypasses the access check for user 1.

  • 2
    The opposite then is 'access callback' => 'user_is_anonymous'.
    – leymannx
    Commented Feb 16, 2016 at 16:25
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    For Drupal 8 under "requirements" in your YAML file, add this: _role: 'authenticated' Commented Aug 21, 2017 at 11:26

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