Is there any way to force a redirect after a user has reset their password without modifying core files?

From what I can tell, there aren't really any variables that Joomla! sends back confirming a successful reset that I can use to force a redirect. Additionally, I can't find any variables referenced in the model/controller/helper that I could set to tell Joomla! to return to a different page.

The closest I've come to finding a variable I can set to let the component know that I want to redirect was JFactory::getApplication()->getUserState('com_users.edit.profile.redirect'). This didn't seem to work.

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    I'd be looking at the onUserAfterSave hook. From the description ("This event is triggered after an update of a user record"), I think this should fire a plugin at the appropriate time.
    – RichardB
    Oct 8, 2016 at 10:25
  • Well, made a plugin and set up a couple of checks in onUserAfterSave, and sure enough I was able to catch a successful password change and redirect to a page I wanted. Thank you.
    – Chaosxmk
    Oct 11, 2016 at 13:28
  • Richard B, post your comment as answer. Otherwise, this question will continue to stay in unanswered category.
    – saibbyweb
    Oct 11, 2016 at 16:30

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The onUserAfterSave hook allows you to access this data at the appropriate time via a plugin.

  • (added as an answer, as per Saibbyweb's suggestion)
    – RichardB
    Oct 11, 2016 at 17:32
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    For anyone using this solution, be extremely careful about how to handle the redirect here. A very, VERY large amount of functions set off the onUserAfterSave hook. Make absolutely sure that your redirect sets off under exact/specific conditions.
    – Chaosxmk
    Oct 17, 2016 at 20:39

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