I am developing custom module which needs to use customer data from session. Here I am having some problem with session. I am unable to get any customer data in my custom module from session even if the user logged in.

I logged below code in my index controller.

Mage::getSingleton('core/session', array('name' => 'frontend'));
        $customer_id = Mage::getSingleton('customer/session')->getCustomer()->getId();
        Mage::log("Index - customer id check: " . $customer_id);

A failure to get customer Id.

After that added customer_login event and tried to log the same in the observer method. Here it worked.

But, still not working in the index controller.

Please help

2 Answers 2


You need to check customer is loggedin or not.

Without customer loggin,you cannot get customer data from session:

if (Mage::getSingleton('customer/session')->isLoggedIn()):
    $customer = Mage::getSingleton('customer/session')->getCustomer();
  • Thanks Amit, I checked with your code, but still I am not getting the customer details in my custom module index controller.
    – Phani Bob
    Commented Jun 29, 2015 at 19:10
  • Are controllers work?
    – Amit Bera
    Commented Jun 29, 2015 at 19:12

Try below code

    if (Mage::getModel('customer/session')->isLoggedIn()) {
        $customer = Mage::getSingleton('customer/session')->getCustomer();
        echo '<pre>';
    } else {
        echo 'Not Logged in';

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