Magento Commerce, 1.14.x

Website Restrictions

Website restrictions give you the ability to either shut down access to a storefront completely while performing maintenance, or restrict access to private sale or B2B sites by requiring customers to log in. Website restrictions affect only the storefront, so you can continue to work in the Admin.

Closed for Maintenance

To temporarily close your website while performing maintenance, set website restrictions to “website closed,” and redirect visitors to a landing page of your choice.

Private Sales

A similar procedure is used to restrict access to a private sale event, or to a members only or B2B website. To learn more, see: Restricting Access.