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Redirecting the user after they log in

By default, after a user logs in, they are redirected to the homepage.

It is possible to customize this behavior.

You can implement a loginAfterLogin method in any module. This method takes req and an optional callback.

Setting req.redirect will cause Apostrophe to redirect the user to that location.

// lib/modules/my-module/index.js
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module.exports = {
construct: function(self, options) {
self.loginAfterLogin = function(req) {
if (req.user.isSpecialInSomeWay) {
req.redirect = '/special';
} else {
// Just let them go go the home page
}
};
}
};

Don't forget to enable your module in app.js.

If you do not set req.redirect, the user is redirected to the home page.

For a complete example, check out the apostrophe-second-chance-login module, which turns 404's into an opportunity to log in, if a page exists that the user might have the privilege of seeing after logging in.