Current user in Magento?


I'm customizing the product view page and I need to show the user's name. How do I access the account information of the current user (if he's logged in) to get Name etc. ?

1/6/2009 1:43:42 PM

Accepted Answer

Found under "app/code/core/Mage/Page/Block/Html/Header.php":

public function getWelcome()
    if (empty($this->_data['welcome'])) {
        if (Mage::app()->isInstalled() && Mage::getSingleton('customer/session')->isLoggedIn()) {
            $this->_data['welcome'] = $this->__('Welcome, %s!', Mage::getSingleton('customer/session')->getCustomer()->getName());
        } else {
            $this->_data['welcome'] = Mage::getStoreConfig('design/header/welcome');

    return $this->_data['welcome'];

So it looks like Mage::getSingleton('customer/session')->getCustomer() will get your current logged in customer ;)

To get the currently logged in admin:

1/16/2013 10:02:25 AM

Have a look at the helper class: Mage_Customer_Helper_Data

To simply get the customer name, you can write the following code:-

$customerName = Mage::helper('customer')->getCustomerName();

For more information about the customer's entity id, website id, email, etc. you can use getCustomer function. The following code shows what you can get from it:-

echo "<pre>"; print_r(Mage::helper('customer')->getCustomer()->getData()); echo "</pre>";

From the helper class, you can also get information about customer login url, register url, logout url, etc.

From the isLoggedIn function in the helper class, you can also check whether a customer is logged in or not.

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