Problem with Login form using Codeigniter

Hi, I just started studying codeigniter and I am now creating a login form. I got the code from external sources and now I’m getting an error with the code. Here’s the error:

The page you requested was not found.

technically, the page I am requesting cannot be found. here’s the snippet of my VIEW:

<div class="modal-body">
									<?php echo validation_errors(); ?>
									<?php echo form_open('verifylogin'); ?>
									<form method="POST">
										<div class="form-group">
											<label for="Username">Username</label>
											<input type="text" class="form-control" id="exampleInputEmail1" placeholder="Username" name="user">
										<div class="form-group">
											<label for="Password">Password</label>
											<input type="password" class="form-control" id="exampleInputPassword1" placeholder="Password" name="pass">
										<div class="checkbox">
											  <input type="checkbox"> Remember Me
										<button type="submit" class="btn btn-default" value="Login">Submit</button>

what causing the error is this `<?php echo form_open('verifylogin'); ?>

`When I patients login button at the sidebar section a modal form will come out. When you click the submit it redirects to verifylogin controller.

This is the verifylogin .php code located in my controller:

<?php if ( ! defined('BASEPATH')) exit('No direct script access allowed');

class VerifyLogin extends CI_Controller {

function __construct()

function index( $page = ‘home’ )
if ( ! file_exists(APPPATH.‘/views/pages/’.$page.‘.php’)){
//This method will have the credentials validation

$this->form_validation->set_rules(‘user’, ‘Username’, ‘trim|required|xss_clean’);
$this->form_validation->set_rules(‘pass’, ‘Password’, ‘trim|required|xss_clean|callback_check_database’);

if($this->form_validation->run() == FALSE)
//Field validation failed. User redirected to login page
//Go to private area
redirect(‘patient’, ‘refresh’);


function check_database($password)
//Field validation succeeded. Validate against database
$username = $this->input->post(‘username’);

//query the database
$result = $this->user->login($username, $password);

$sess_array = array();
foreach($result as $row)
$sess_array = array(
‘id’ => $row->id,
‘username’ => $row->username
$this->session->set_userdata(‘logged_in’, $sess_array);
return TRUE;
$this->form_validation->set_message(‘check_database’, ‘Invalid username or password’);
return false;

What I want to achieve is when successful login, my hidden page would appear on the menu. Here’s the site:

Thank you

I would hesitate a guess and think that “verifylogin” has not been declared on the ./config/router.php

Try this:

$route["verifylogin'"]     = "verifylogin/index";

Also in your ./config.php file set

$config['log_threshold'] = 4;

and check the logfile.

[ot]I usually change the following ./config setting to make it easier to monitor

$config['log_path'] = APPPATH; // ORIGINAL PATH ''; 


Hi, thank you for helping me out. So just to share, this is my current routes.php:

    $route['default_controller'] = 'pages/view';
$route['authorized/(:any)'] = 'elogin/view/$1';
$route['(:any)'] = 'pages/view/$1';

$route['404_override'] = '';

so I should add verifylogin.php in the routes? Forgive me, I’m just a newbie in CI. I thought VIEWS is the thing to be routed. So even the file in CONTROLLERS folder can be routed?

Hi, I was able to solve my problem by declaring “verifylogin” in routes.php. Thank you soooooo much! You save me. :smile:

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Hi, why does it stay in verifylogin page after success or unsuccessful login? Can you try to access it. Username: bob, Password: supersecret

My homepage:


I tried logging in with “bob” and “supersecret” without success. The message returned was “Error! Username or Password is Incorrect!” and the option to try and login again, which is what I would expect.

I would try Googling for “CodeIgniter Tutorial login”. Then try one as a standalone and make sure it does what you want it to do. After extensive testing try using the script on your site.

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