Magento 1.9 Bug – Getting error “Please make sure your password” while customer registration / Checkout

Recently we have found that in Magento 1.9 whenever a customer checkouts or registers in storefront, “Please make sure your password match” pop up comes even if your password and confirm password fields are same. In Magento version 1.9, to Validate confirm password values in class “Mage_Customer_Model_Customer” method validate()  was changed a bit.


 $confirmation = $this->getConfirmation();


$confirmation = $this->getPasswordConfirmation();

So if you are getting the same issue while checkout and registration, change the line to

$confirmation = $this->getConfirmation();