I need to show a page with out having the admin user log in. They need to move from



With out loggin in. As of right now, I just see the login page when I go to the requestaccess action URL. I need to be able to show a form. I have not yet found a way to say it's ok show this stuff yet. This is what I have in my controller, and althou I get to the url as I needed to, the page should be showing the login form.


class Wsu_Adminldap_Adminhtml_WsuController extends Mage_Adminhtml_Controller_Action {

     * Forgot administrator password action
     * Request Access 
    public function requestaccessAction() {
        echo "test";

     * Check if user has permissions to access this controller
     * @return boolean
    protected function _isAllowed(){
        return true;

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Don't extend from Mage_Adminhtml_Controller_Action extend from Mage_Core_Controller_Front_Action then there is no check for login.


Extend from Mage_Adminhtml_Controller_Action and overwrite \Mage_Adminhtml_Controller_Action::preDispatch() remove the

if (Mage::getSingleton('admin/session')->isLoggedIn()) {
        if ($this->getRequest()->isPost()) {
            $_isValidFormKey = $this->_validateFormKey();
            $_keyErrorMsg = Mage::helper('adminhtml')->__('Invalid Form Key. Please refresh the page.');
        } elseif (Mage::getSingleton('adminhtml/url')->useSecretKey()) {
            $_isValidSecretKey = $this->_validateSecretKey();
            $_keyErrorMsg = Mage::helper('adminhtml')->__('Invalid Secret Key. Please refresh the page.');
  • Point. Everything said :-) Commented Nov 5, 2013 at 21:24
  • That has not been proving as duh as I would wish. This is the login form, and it comes from the Mage_Adminhtml_Controller_Action and working with this from the front has proven to be just as much of a pain. I agree it's seemingly duh choice, and what I did first before I even came here, but I need to come in the same way the forgot password form comes in. I need theme and layout. as of yet I have not be able to just pull the admin theme to the front. still working on it, but this has not proven to bypass, and the original question still stands. I have to imagine there is a way to do it.
    – Quantum
    Commented Nov 6, 2013 at 2:18
  • added alternative Commented Nov 6, 2013 at 12:45

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