User roles in your online store are configurable and consist of access permissions. You can create new roles or edit existing ones and assign as many access permissions to one role as you find necessary. Then you need to assign a role to a user to make it active.


Note: You can configure roles for the admin staff accounts only. To differentiate customer users, use the Memberships feature.

If you are using X-Cart Multi-Vendor, see Managing Vendor Access Permissions for information on the vendor roles in your store.


Creating New User Roles

To add a new role:

  1. On the Roles page of your store's Admin area, click the New role button.

    • X-Cart 5.4.x - Users > Roles

    • X-Cart 5.5.x - Store > Users > Roles

  2. On the role configuration page, specify the details of the role you want to create:

    • Name: The name to identify the role.

    • Enabled: Whether the role is active. When a role is inactive (disabled), users can log in to the store's Admin area but cannot access any of the features/areas that the role entitles them to access.

    • Permissions: The set of access permissions the user with this role should have. Click in the field, and select permissions from the drop-down list.

  3. Click Create.

Assigning Roles to Admin Account

To assign a role to an admin staff account:

  1. Locate the required admin account in the users' list in your store Admin area. Click on the email to open the Account Details page. See more info here.

    • X-Cart 5.4.x - Users > Users List

    • X-Cart 5.5.x - Store > Users

  2. In the Access information section of the Account Details page, click on the Roles field and choose the role from the drop-down. You can add more than one role to each user.

  3. Click Update to save the changes.

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