I created an Ajax-based login form based on this gist: https://gist.github.com/keithmancuso/29e8446ec5fa66fb2b01.

After the user has logged in, how can I get some info about them over Ajax?

  • I do not want to refresh the page for such a trifle Sep 28 '15 at 11:25

For the redirect I agree, I could not get it too from ajax response, so I just saved it before the ajax call.
var returnUrl = $("input[name='redirect']").val();

Then I can make the redirection :

.success(function(data) {
    if (data.success) {
        window.location.href = returnUrl;

For the user's data could you precise what you want to do?

  • I on the contrary do not want to redirect the user. I update question. Oct 4 '15 at 13:24

I found a solution using the Element API plugin, with the following endpoints config:

namespace Craft;

return [
    'endpoints' => [
        'user/info.json' => [
            'elementType' => 'User',
            'criteria' => [
                'id' => craft()->userSession->getId()
            'first' => true,
            'transformer' => function (UserModel $user) {
                return [
                    'email' => $user->email,
                    'image' => $user->getPhotoUrl('28')

Now after saving a user I can just create an Ajax request to /user/info.json and get their info in response.

  • Hey Vitaliy, I just updated your question and answer to make them more clear for other people in the future. I also added 'first' => true to your endpoint config, which is going to slightly alter the response format, making it more optimized for a single user response. You can see how a single-user response differs from multi-user by looking at the Examples section in the Element API docs. Oct 6 '15 at 21:54

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