My Magento installation is working as follow:

www.mywebsite.com/eu/it/ -> European store, Italian language
www.mywebsite.com/eu/en/ -> European store, English language
www.mywebsite.com/us/en/ -> US store, English language

In order to work like this I created in the website root the following paths:


Each one of them has an index.php file and an .htacess file with a different rewrite base:

RewriteBase /eu/it/
RewriteBase /eu/en/
RewriteBase /us/en/

Eveything is working fine except for when I try to register / login on the front end. I get the following error:

Invalid backend model specified: customer/customer_attribute_backend_store

How can I fix this?

--- UPDATE ---

In the backend of the website when I click on Customers -> Manage Customers I get the following error:

AH01797: client denied by server configuration: /home/svil01/workspace/mywebsite/app/etc/local.xml


The first error Invalid backend model specified: customer/customer_attribute_backend_store means it can't find that file. Please check if the file app/code/core/Mage/Customer/Model/Customer/Attribute/Backend/Store.php exists and is readable.

The second one, Client denied by server configuration is actually a good thing. It's because of a check in app/code/core/Mage/Adminhtml/Block/Notification/Security.php that tries to access your local.xml which should be prevented.

If you whish to prevent it being logged you can remove the security block by adding the following to the file app/design/adminhtml/default/default/layout/local.xml

        <remove name="notification_survey" />
        <remove name="notification_security" />

Although, the security check is there for a reason and I would leave it in there

  • The file app/code/core/Mage/Customer/Model/Customer/Attribute/Backend/Store.php is there but for some strange reason instead of starting with <?php it started with ?php Thank you very much indeed – Michele Dec 9 '15 at 14:19

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