Patch #33117

Redirect to users_path instead of edit_user_path in order to avoid confusion

Added by Go MAEDA 27 days ago. Updated 26 days ago.

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Category:Accounts / authentication
Target version:Candidate for next major release


Currently, a user is redirected to edit_user_path (/users/*/edit) after creating a user. However, I think it is better to be redirected to user_path (/users) for the following reasons:

  • Inconsistent. There are some exceptions but most forms in Admin page shows index page after an object is created
  • Confusing. Today I observed that an admin mistakenly rewrote the user that has just created. It is because they misunderstood that the form is /users/new, but it was actually /users/*/edit
  • I cannot find any use cases that showing edit_user_path is better than users_path
diff --git a/app/controllers/users_controller.rb b/app/controllers/users_controller.rb
index 2fb297874..d3e853b43 100644
--- a/app/controllers/users_controller.rb
+++ b/app/controllers/users_controller.rb
@@ -122,7 +122,7 @@ class UsersController < ApplicationController
             attrs = {:generate_password => @user.generate_password }
             redirect_to new_user_path(:user => attrs)
-            redirect_to edit_user_path(@user)
+            redirect_to users_path
         format.api  { render :action => 'show', :status => :created, :location => user_url(@user) }


#1 Updated by Go MAEDA 27 days ago

In early versions, the index page was displayed after creating a user, but the behavior was changed to display the edit form in r2869.

#2 Updated by Marius BALTEANU 26 days ago

  • Target version set to Candidate for next major release

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