What I want:
Admin should redirect my custom module url('adminhtml_module1/testimonial/index') instead of dashboard page after successfully admin login.

Any idea ? How can I do this ?


Short answer:

The redirect is done to the page selected in System > Configuration > Admin > Startup Page.

If you already defined a menu node for your admin page, you should be able to select it form the dropdown.

Further information:

The dropdown consists of system config values form the source model adminhtml/system_config_source_admin_page built in app/code/core/Mage/Adminhtml/Model/System/Config/Source/Admin/Page.php

This iterates through all <menu> nodes from the admin config entries.

The corresponding XML config node is admin/startup/page where the corresponding URL for the redirect is retreived in Mage_Admin_Model_User.

The actual redirect happens in Mage_Adminhtml_IndexController:

 * Admin area entry point
 * Always redirects to the startup page url
public function indexAction()
    $session = Mage::getSingleton('admin/session');
    $url = $session->getUser()->getStartupPageUrl();
    if ($session->isFirstPageAfterLogin()) {
        // retain the "first page after login" value in session (before redirect)
  • Thanks for best and deeply answer and If I change or set custom url as per your answer then any security admin login issue(admin login hacking problem) in future ? Dec 13 '15 at 11:43
  • This is more a question of how you defined the admin router. Dec 13 '15 at 13:00
  • Good explanation @AnnaVölkl +v1
    – Amit Bera
    Dec 13 '15 at 15:12

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