I'm trying to get the reset password link into the new account mail, right after registration. My attempt right now is:


if ($user->getId()) {
    $newResetPasswordLinkToken = Mage::helper('admin')->generateResetPasswordLinkToken();

    echo "https://thisismyshop.com/customer/account/forgotpassword/?id=" . $user->getId() . "&token=" . $newResetPasswordLinkToken;

Layout handler in customer.xml

  <block type="core/template" name="resetlink" template="customer/resetlink.phtml" />

E-Mail Template:

 {{layout handle="resetlink_handle_new_account_mail" user=$customer}}

I can call the template via block, which works:

{{block type='core/template' area='frontend' template='customer/resetlink.phtml'}}

But I have to transmit $customer as user to the template file in order to create a new token and generate the correct reset-url.

What am I doing wrong?

Getting Error: Uncaught Error: Call to a member function getId() on null

Thank you for your help!

Is there a more straightforward possibility? Right now the token is empty, if I use the same {{}} as used in the reset password template.

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I already found a solution by writing an observer on customer_register_success which creates the password token. If then the new account mail is sent, I use the same Link as used within the password reset mail, which then includes the token, as it has been set previously.

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