Anybody got any suggestions on debugging autoLoginAfterAccountActivation and activateAccountSuccessPath not working?

These are set in general.php of my config but when a user activates their account (sets their password) they are redirected to the homepage and not logged in. The user is showing as active in the control panel.


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(Not necessarily a great answer to your question, but it's in the same wheelhouse and might be handy if you're working in this area)!

I remember having issues with this myself (to be honest the precise details are a bit lost in time for me - but basically IIRC it's by design that they're not logged in after creation, perhaps to force them to practise login/their password? I can't remember but do remember I found it odd behavour) - anyway in my case the issues arose as part of adding user registration during commerce checkout. It was discussed on Slack and the solution was that Steve Rowling made a very handy plugin to auto-login newly created users: https://github.com/steverowling/autologin

I'm using it, works a treat.

(I should also wrap up my code for registration during checkout as a plugin and release that one of these days!)

  • Okay, so further to this have been able to login with Steve Rowling's excellent plugin. However can't seem to specify where a user is directed to on login. For example via the postLoginRedirect or activateAccountSuccessPath config. Any suggestions appreciated! Sep 2, 2016 at 13:02
  • hmmm I think activateAccountSuccessPath should work to be honest - what does your config look like - when we have new users register, they definitely go to their dashboard, so it's working here (this is for new user registration right?) Sep 3, 2016 at 2:38
  • Hey Jeremy - the setting is 'activateAccountSuccessPath' => 'account', but (new) user registrations are still being sent to the site root. Ta Sep 5, 2016 at 8:20

Add 'autoLoginAfterAccountActivation' => true to config/general.php

Link: https://craftcms.com/docs/3.x/config/config-settings.html#autologinafteraccountactivation

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