Eran Kampf Eran Kampf - 11 months ago 31
PHP Question

Current user in Magento?

I'm customizing the product view page and I need to show the user's name.
How do I access the account information of the current user (if he's logged in) to get Name etc. ?


Found under "app/code/core/Mage/Page/Block/Html/Header.php":

public function getWelcome()
    if (empty($this->_data['welcome'])) {
        if (Mage::app()->isInstalled() && Mage::getSingleton('customer/session')->isLoggedIn()) {
            $this->_data['welcome'] = $this->__('Welcome, %s!', Mage::getSingleton('customer/session')->getCustomer()->getName());
        } else {
            $this->_data['welcome'] = Mage::getStoreConfig('design/header/welcome');

    return $this->_data['welcome'];

So it looks like Mage::getSingleton('customer/session')->getCustomer() will get your current logged in customer ;)

To get the currently logged in admin: