Drupal user login URL FAQ: What the heck is my Drupal user login URL?
A funny story about this Drupal website is that after I first installed it — with my own custom theme where I don’t display the Drupal login link — I couldn’t remember where the Drupal user login page was located. With my Drupal theme changes I didn’t have a link to the Drupal login page anywhere on my Drupal website pages.
After a little bit of poking around, I finally realized the Drupal login page is located at this pretty obvious URI:
Given that URI, that means that for this alvinalexander.com website, the complete Drupal user login URL is:
Other Drupal login related URLs
While I'm in the Drupal login neighborhood, here are three more URLs. The Drupal user registration URL will look something like this:
The Drupal user “request new password” URL will look like this:
And wherever there is a Drupal login page, there is probably a Drupal logout page, and by default the Drupal user logout URL looks like this:
Drupal user pages
As a final note, if a Drupal website supports user accounts, by default you'll be able to find the Drupal user account pages at URLs similar to this:
More generally then, the the URI for a Drupal user page looks like this:
As you can see by looking at my page, a “Drupal user” page shows information about the Drupal user. This page is easily customized, and is likely different for most Drupal websites.
Drupal login problems
As a final note, if you're having a problem logging into your own Drupal website, even though you’re sure you have the right username and password, see my article titled "Help, I can't login to my Drupal website after an upgrade". While that article talks about problems after a Drupal upgrade, I've seen the same login problem happen under other circumstances.
This was exactly what I was looking for. I wanted a static link that I could book mark that would either take to the login page if I wasn't already logged in, or show that I was already logged in if I was. Just a simple "/user" indeed does the trick.