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I am creating a module in which I want to check some condition after customer successfully login, if condition is true then customer login otherwise not.

I know two ways of doing this :

  1. Overriding AccountController
  2. With Magento event.

My query are:

  1. which is the best way?
  2. Is there any event with which I can full fill my requirement?

Or if there is other best way of doing this, please recommend.

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Best practice of apply hook in magento to add your any extra efforts or customization so always i would suggest to use Magento Event

below is example code which you can implement to achieve your functionality

Use the event customer_login:

<customer_login>
    <observers>
        <yourobservername>
            <type>model</type>
            <class>yourmodule/path_to_class</class>
            <method>customerLogin</method>
        </yourobservername>
    </observers>
</customer_login>

Your observer class would look like this:

class YourCompany_YourModule_Model_Observer
{
    public function customerLogin($observer)
    {
        $customer = $observer->getCustomer();
    }
}

hope this will sure help you.

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It is good idea to use magento event.

In some time you cannot login from only AccountController also from another controller,That times you need rewrite those controlller . It it little of rework for every loggin Action.

Event: Use event customer_login.This event does not depends on Controller and etc.

See how to use this event Can't set an observer on customer_login

  • Thanks @amit, can you explain me hoe customer_login works – Deepak Mankotia Jun 12 '15 at 5:21
  • bascially we have done the loggin by using $CustomerSession->login('usernname','password') and in loggin customer magento is authenticate customer as set Customer in current session.... You can see the code at Mage_Customer_Model_Session function loggin and setCustomerAsLoggedIn function – Amit Bera Jun 12 '15 at 5:26
  • have you understood... that... – Amit Bera Jun 12 '15 at 5:42
  • yes, i'm implementing this in my module....i will update you with the result – Deepak Mankotia Jun 12 '15 at 5:50

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