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How to force-logout a user?


I just banned a spammer but I notice that they still show up as "logged in." Can I force a logout?

(side note: seems odd that banning a user doesn't automatically log them out)


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Honored Contributor

I've wondered about this as well.  

Community manager in the Micro Focus Community. My computer always used to beat me at chess, but it is no match for me now I changed the competition to kick boxing.
Honored Contributor

Someone smarter from an engineering side could correct me, but I think the easiest way to 'kick them out' would be to just add a script to the page initialization that if the user status = banned, kick them to a banned page or some such thing. It would at least take care of letting them "in" until their session expires.

Also +1 you would think they would do this automatically.

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As @StanGromer mentioned, we did the same thing with one of our community. We check the user status on page init, and if user is banned we redirect them to a banned page and logged them out from the community at the same time.

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Honored Contributor

Thanks, @Parshant, @StanGromer, and @Gonzalles! Checking on page init seems straightforward enough. I’ll look into doing that.

Honored Contributor

@CarolineS, Also in addition to my answer, add this context object


in place of redirect_url of setRedirectUrl context-object


Once the condition is matched, it will take user to logout page.

P.S: Do not add redirect variable directly without condition into page init, it will take you into a continuous loop, and can result to server down error into your community.


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@Parshant - thank you so much! Super useful!

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