Get target path before authentication

I'm using Devise for user authentication in a rails application, and so certain routes are wrapped in a authenticate tag to allow access only to users who are logged in.

authenticate :user do
    post '/user/orders/new', to: 'user/orders#new', as: :new_user_order

For example, when a user tries to create a new order when they're not logged in, they're redirected to a sign in page.

What I want is for the user to be directed to the new order page after logging in. Currently, we're using request.referrer which redirects the user back to the page they were on before trying to create a new order. I can't seem to figure out a way of getting the path they were targeting before being sent to sign in.

Anybody know how I could do this?



You need to provide a before filter for user authentication in the controller and not mention it in routes . Just put the following code in the controller and it should redirect to sign-up if the user isn't logged in -

 before_filter :authenticate_user

You need to override Devise's after_sign_in_path_for(resource_or_scope) method, you can do it in application controller

def after_sign_in_path_for(resource_or_scope)
  # new_order_path

Hope that helped!

You can persist the last url - in session[:bookmark] and by doing something like this -

prepend_before_filter :set_bookmark

def set_bookmark
  session[:bookmark] = request.url

And within SessionsController, you can use value of session[:bookmark] if it exists or after_sign_in_path_for

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