Create a Custom Session Namespace With a Model in Magento

It's possible to create a new Session model in your custom modules in Magento

Posted on June 17, 2016 in Magento

First, make sure you have your node configured with a class prefix to use


Once you have this set up, build your model. Just create a file Session.php and put following code in it:

class Jeff_Myapp_Model_Session extends Mage_Core_Model_Session_Abstract {
    public function __construct() {
        $namespace = 'myapp';
        $namespace .= '_' . (Mage::app()->getStore()->getWebsite()->getCode());
        Mage::dispatchEvent('myapp_session_init', array('myapp_session')=>$this));

The Mage_Core_Model_Session_Abstract model already contains everything we need.

You could set and access session variables using the magic get/set methods

//set the "foo" variable
Mage::getSingleton('myapp/session')->setData('foo', 'bar');

//get data 

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