[development] global $user unavaialable?

Stewart Robinson stewsnooze at gmail.com
Fri Mar 20 18:22:55 UTC 2009

Is this code snippet in the page callback or a hook function?

Hook_boot and some others run before the user has been loaded

On 3/20/09, David Metzler <metzlerd at metzlerd.com> wrote:
> I'm working on implementing a new cas_server module that allows
> drupal accounts to be used as a single - sign on source.  I have a
> drupal 5 site issues a redirect to a drupal 6 site, and when I
> redirect to that page I don't find that the $user global is
> populated.  Is there some function or include that I should b calling
> to make sure that this data is there?
> Code snippet that isn't returning correct data.
> global $user
> if ($user->uid) {
>    drupal_set_message('user logged in');
> }
> else {
>    drupal_set_message('User not logged in');
> }
> Note that if I click on any other link in the drupal page.  I show as
> being logged in, but the redirect to this page does not load the
> $user variable.
> Developing against drupal 6.10

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