Login and Logout problem front end and back end separately

Hi all,

I’m creating my first Yii application. I have another problem in my hands. I have a developed the site to have back end and a front end. backed (CMS) is inside the protected/modules/CMS folder. All are working fine and the only problem I’m having is the login and the log out.

  1. I have used the Gii to generate my scrips and then customized it.

  2. I have a separate “Adminusers” database table and I’m logging in my users according to that (this is working fine)

  3. The only problem is I was looking to separate the “login” of the CMS from the front end site but it is still takings the front end’s “siteController” login and log out functions.

  4. I also successfully created a separate "LoginController" for the backed and even though it works after login it redirects to the front end.

below is the code of that "LoginController"

class LoginController extends Controller


	public function actionIndex()


		$model=new LoginForm;

		// if it is ajax validation request

		if(isset($_POST['ajax']) && $_POST['ajax']==='login-form')


			echo CActiveForm::validate($model);



		// collect user input data




			// validate user input and redirect to the previous page if valid

			if($model->validate() && $model->login())



		// display the login form



	public function actionLogout()






I understand the redirection is done by



but when I use

$this->redirect('admincms/pages/index') it goes to domain/admincms/admincms/pages/index (double admin CMS is not a mistake)

when I use

$this->redirect('pages/index') it goes to domain/pages/index (which is the front end)

I want it to be redirected to domain/admincms/pages/index after login.

And also appreciate if you could direct me to a proper documentation about "redirection"

Please let me know if there is any other better way to separate the backed (CMS) login from the front end completely.

Thank you in advance

$this->redirect(‘admincms/pages/index’); builds the URL relatively to the place it is called.

What you need is :




Beside this, i believe having two user tables matching two different login areas is too much for a website.

You could use the RBAC mechanism Yii provides and set permissions for each action is executed.

Hi twisted,

This was really helpful. Now my application is working perfectly.

Thanks a lot