Freshly created and active user, after redirection to user cabinet logged out instantly:

                $this->_session = Mage::getSingleton('customer/session');
                $session = $this->_session;

                $customer = Mage::getModel('customer/customer')->setEmail($email)
                // ^^^ successfully saves the customer entity


                // autoconfirm user
                if($session->isLoggedIn()) {


it successfully redirects and shows the user cabinet and 'Log out' link is active, but if I open the magento front page in other tab of same browser it becomes clearly that customer is not logged in. Where to debug ? Thanks!


I am trying to login freshly created customer without password. Password attribute set to 'required'=>false in customer entity, via install script.


I was also forgot to $customer->save(); after $customer->setConfirmation(null); it is mandatory

  • I assume this is a snippet and that $session is set using $session = Mage::getSingleton( 'customer/session' ); ? Nov 11, 2015 at 2:02
  • yes, this is Mage::getSingleton( 'customer/session' ); session object, edited snipped
    – Ilja
    Nov 11, 2015 at 2:22

2 Answers 2


The actual customer login works similarly to your code but that function sets the website ID, make sure you are doing this.

$customer = Mage::getModel('customer/customer')

  • may i ask you if $session->login() method is necessary for user to set logged in? thanks!
    – Ilja
    Nov 11, 2015 at 2:29
  • That's the way I have seen it in the past. However, if you look at the login function, it is doing something very similar to what you are doing. I did notice one difference. I update my answer to that difference. Nov 11, 2015 at 2:39

In System > Configuration > General > Web > Session Cookie Management set Cookie Path as /

This makes your script and magento use same frontend cookie.

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