When it comes to running an e-commerce store, there are certain aspects that require careful consideration. Among these is the issue of permissions – who has access to what, and what kind of access should they have? In this piece, we’ll be diving into everything you need to know about Magento 2 permissions.
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What are Magento 2 permissions?
At its most basic, Magento 2 permissions refer to the various levels of access that different users can have on your store. Magento 2 comes with a built-in permission system that allows you to define who can do what on your site. This can range from creating new products to editing existing ones, managing customer accounts, and more.
One of the key components of Magento 2 permissions are user roles. A user role is a predefined set of permissions that determines what a certain type of user can do on your site. For example, you might have a "customer service" user role that allows users with that role to manage customer accounts, process refunds, and so on.
Magento 2 comes with a number of built-in user roles, but you can also create your own custom user roles based on your specific needs.
Creating Custom User Roles
To create a custom user role in Magento 2, you’ll need to go to the Admin panel and navigate to System > User Roles. From there, you can click the "Add New Role" button and begin defining the various permissions that users with that role will have.
You can also assign users to different roles by going to System > Permissions > Users and editing the user’s profile. From there, you can select which user role should be assigned to them.
Permissions vs. Roles
It’s worth noting that permissions and roles are not the same thing. While roles determine what a user can do overall, permissions determine what a user can do to specific entities, such as products or orders.
For example, you might have a user role that allows users to manage product listings, but only for certain product types. This is where permissions come in – you can define permissions that allow users to create, edit, or delete specific types of products.
To manage permissions in Magento 2, you’ll need to go to System > Permissions > Roles and select the role you want to edit. From there, you can go to the "Role Resources" tab and begin defining the various permissions that the role will have.
You can also manage individual user permissions by going to System > Permissions > Users and editing the user’s profile. From there, you can select which specific resources the user has access to.
In summary, Magento 2 permissions are an essential part of any e-commerce store. They allow you to define exactly what users can and can’t do on your site, from managing customer accounts to creating new products. By leveraging Magento 2’s built-in permission system, you can ensure that your store is secure and that your team members have the access they need to get the job done.