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Magento User Rights Management: Advanced Permissions Overview

In the recent years strong access control and permission management has become an integral component of an ecommerce security strategy. Administrators, store and brand managers, suppliers – a single online store can have numerous users able to log in to the control panel. Whilst the majority of ecommerce companies understand the need for a fast and easy access to internal systems, the challenge of balancing users demands against security considerations remains.

Statistics show that the cost of a data breach to an ecommerce retailer is estimated at $172 per record. That means online stores can lose millions if they fail to implement a comprehensive security policy.

To protect sensitive data from unauthorized use and ensure only legitimate users have access to it, configuring user roles and permissions is a must for any ecommerce owner. On Magento, one of the leading ecommerce platforms, user rolescan be securely managed with the help of Aitoc Magento 2 Advanced Permissions.

Advanced Permissions Functionality at a Glance

Advanced Permissions for Magento 2 is a feature-rich extension that allows taking full control over the user roles management in your Magento admin panel. By settingup different permission levels, you can ensure that sub-admin users have access to the data they need to perform their duties.

Having assigned the store’s head administrator (so-called Super admin) you give him or her unlimited rights within the admin panel. The super admin will be able to manage other admins’ (sub-admins) permission settings per role or globally. The module provides all the functionality needed for comprehensive user role management, including:

  • User role creation

The super admin can create different user roles for sub-admins depending on their responsibilities. Any role can be cloned. Thus, if you have, for instance, a number of brand managers with the same rights, you can easily duplicate the corresponding user role and edit it as per required.

  • User access permissions configuration

As soon as the role is created, the super admin can choose the resources available to each role assignee. These include orders, products, customers, invoices, and many others.

  • User permissions management

For each role created, access to particular website parts and corresponding management rights can be restricted.

Giving the same level of access to each sub-admin can jeopardize the consistency and privacy of data, since one of the store managers can make major changes in the product data of the other. This may cause multiple issues, ranging from mismatched product descriptions up to revenue loss due to incorrect pricing. Luckily, the module allows restricting sub-admins’ access permissions to Store Views, Websites or Product Categories, as well as restrict editing of Global attributes, products, and product categories. 

Benefits of Magento 2 Advanced Permissions

  • Provides a centralized user role management hub

Intuitive and easy-to-use, the module allows store administrators to take care of website’s access and permission management from a single place. No more need to jump from one console to another – with Advanced Permissions you get a comprehensive control interface right in front of you.

  • Makes is easy to manage multiple user roles

Regardless of the amount of admin panel users you have, the extension will help you to assign the necessary roles easily and then manage and edit them.

  • Securely protects data from unauthorized change and use

Thanks to the ability to limit access to website resources, you can make sure that legitimate users are able to work only with the data they need.

Today, establishing a proper user roles and permissions management process is an important business objective in order to ensure the security and quality of ecommerce data. Store owners that take advantage from specialized Magento 2 extensions get an opportunity to eliminate the risk of their data being compromised, as well as arm their websites with sophisticated functionality. All of this ultimately results in long-term savings and increased ROI.