User Groups & Permissions

Go to System → Users

For each one of the administrator accounts you can specify which areas of the Administration Panel they will be allowed to go to via Permissions (Restrict Administrator access to certain parts of the admin. You can allow users to SEE certain parts or MODIFY others.). For example, you may have a login created for your Webmaster and you need to restrict them from accessing your customer's information. Alternately, you may want your sales staff to have access to customers and orders, but not to design aspects of the site. 

Groups List

System → Users → User Groups



Permissions

System → Users → edit User Group

For each of the administrators' user groups, you can specify which areas of the Administration Panel they will be allowed to go see and modify. For example, you may have a login created for your Webmaster and you need to restrict them from accessing your customer's information. Alternately, you may want your sales staff to have access to customers and orders, but not to design aspects of the site. 


Access Permissions

Which pages members of this admin group can view. If a member of a user group that tries to view a page the user group does not have permission to view they will get a "Permission Denied!" page displayed.

Modify Permissions

Which pages members of this admin group can modify.

Menu and Dashboard

Access Permissions set in User Group will also affect admin dashboard and admin menu items. If admin user have no access the menu item will not show.



Example data entry permissions

Here's the full list of controller's permissions required for the Products data entry operator group.

Controller


catalog/category

catalog/category_tabs

catalog/product

catalog/product_discount_form

catalog/product_extensions

catalog/product_files

catalog/product_images

catalog/product_layout

catalog/product_options

catalog/product_promotions

catalog/product_relations

catalog/product_special_form

catalog/product_summary

catalog/product_tabs

common/resource_library

listing_grid/product

product/product

common/common

listing_grid/message_grid

Access/Modify


yes/yes

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yes/no

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