Magento Commerce, 1.14.x

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Restricting Access

Use the following procedure to restrict access to a private sale event, or to a members only or B2B website.

To set up exclusive access:

1. On the Admin menu, select System > Configuration. In the panel on the left, under General, select General.
2. Click to expand the Website Restrictions section, and do the following:.
a. Set Access Restriction to “Yes.”
b. Set Restriction Mode to one of the following:
  • Private Sales: Login Only
  • Private Sales: Login and Register
c. Set Startup Page to one of the following:
  • To login form (302 Found)

    Users are redirected to the login form before gaining access to the site.

    To landing page (302 Found)

    Users are redirected to the specified landing page until they log in.

    Important! Be sure to include a link to the login page from the landing page so customers can log in to access the site.

d. Choose the Landing Page that you want to appear before customers log in to the private sale site.
e. To let search engine bots and spiders know that the landing page is correct, and that there are no other pages on the site to index. set HTTP Response to “200 OK”
3. When complete, click the Save Config button.