Magento Commerce, 1.14.x

Category Permissions

Category permissions allow you to control access by customer group. After completing the general category permission settings, you can fine-tune the permissions for each category.

To define category permissions:

1. On the Admin menu, select Catalog > Categories > Manage Categories.
2. In the category tree, click to select the category.
3. Click the Category Permissions tab. Then, click the New Permission button and do the following:
Add New Permission
Add New Permission
a. Select the Website where the permission applies.
b. Select the Customer Group to which the permission applies.
c. Under Browsing Category, choose one of the following options:
  • Allow

    Allows products in the category to be browsed.

    Deny

    Does not permit the category to be browsed.

    Use Parent

    Applies the parent category permissions.

d. Under Display Product Prices, choose one of the following options:
  • Allow

    Displays category prices.

    Deny

    Does not display category prices.

    Use Parent

    Applies the parent category permissions.

e. Under Add to Cart, choose one of the following options:
  • Allow

    Allows products in the category to be placed in the shopping cart.

    Deny

    Does not allow products from the category in the shopping cart.

    Use Parent

    Applies the parent category permissions.

4. To add more permissions, click the New Permission button and repeat the process.
5. When complete, click the Save Category button.