I'm developing a Community and I have a custom Login Aura controller. To log in the user I use the standard Site.login() method that returns a pageReference, that then is passed to aura.redirect()

Login Controller:

ApexPages.PageReference lgn = Site.login(username, password, startUrl);

aura.redirect() won't navigate to Home and it doesn't throw an error either.

I've also tried to navigate to Home using NavigationMixin.Navigate but it doesn't work either.

I send a response from my controller to my LWC and there in the component I try to navigate from the login page to Home using the following code, but it just won't work


        type : 'standard__namedPage',
        attributes : {
            pageName : 'home'

Any ideas on how to log in the user and then take the user from the community login page to Home using LWC?

  • Try wrapping your login lwc component in a standard Aura one... then all your UI can be lwc, but hopefully the call to the back end will go through the standard Aura framework. Jun 9, 2019 at 19:36

4 Answers 4


In Summer '19, Salesforce enhanced the support of lightning-navigation in Community with comm__namedPage (instead of standard__namedPage), pageReferences and state.


export default class myClass extends NavigationMixin(LightningElement) {

 goToFAQCategoryMesInstallations() {
   type: 'comm__namedPage',
   attributes: {
    pageName: 'faq',
   state: {
    'category': 'Mes_installations'

this will redirect you to 'yourCommunity'/s/faq?category=Mes_installations

  • That's absolutely correct, thanks for this.
    – Arthlete
    Dec 26, 2019 at 19:55
  • hi @Olivier, I tried to use this code, but unfortunately if I call it from login page it redirects to 'mycommunity'/s/login/faq and not to 'mycommunity'/s/faq :( The same for "home" parameter, it redirects to login page, not the home. Any ideas for this?
    – jm.
    Jan 24, 2020 at 12:41

Well after doing some research I found out that apparently and according to René Winkelmeyer (Salesforce Principal Developer Evangelist) in this GitHub Issue:

lightning-navigation is currently not a supported experience for Communities.

  • I would say that lightning-navigation partially works, it allows to route pages but when you used for authentication it does not work. You can try @Rui Viera solution, that one worked for me. Aug 11, 2020 at 21:17

Found the solution (workaround) for this, you can return the url of the PageReference retrieved from Site.login(), then you'll just need to window.open(url, '_self') in the Component's js. As for the PageReference itself it is not a valid type to be returned by AuraEnabled methods.


You can pass startUrl with portal name where you want to redirect. Like if portal url is https://****-****.cs77.force.com/customerportal then you can pass /customerportal/s in starturl. This will redirect you to home page after validation.

   //startUrl -- put portal name in this variable 
   ApexPages.PageReference lgn = Site.login(username, password, startUrl);
   return null;                

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