Go to login link with redirect when attempting to access a link where login is required but you aren't

When a user goes to a link which requires them to be logged in but they are not, they could be presented with a login screen, and after they successfully authenticated they were then automatically redirected back to the link they originally tried to access.

  • Matt Fischer
  • Jun 24 2019
  • Future consideration
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This would be useful for various reasons, but the biggest one in my opinion is it would allow for much smoother integration with other systems. Currently we are providing direct links to edit games in AG from our site, but if the user is not logged into Arbiter they are simply presented with the not descriptive error message:

Sorry, an error occurred while processing your request.

It would be much clearer to the user if the message said something to the effect of:

You must be logged in to access this resource.

and gave them a form to authenticate. After authenticating they could then be redirected to the link to do their editing.

Needed by Not sure - just thought it was cool
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  • Matt Fischer commented
    2 Jul, 2019 03:03pm

    Yes, that would be the primary one right now. There may be other things in the future as I continue to explore the workflow.

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    Nathan Evans commented
    2 Jul, 2019 02:49pm

    Matt - Based on our current tech, we need to implement this one page at a time. Is the primary page that's affecting you the deep link to the game edit page?