Permissions allow you to further manage your customer groups by giving you the power to control pages that you may want only certain customers to see or not see. For example, if you have a customer group for first responders or military, you may have some products you would like to only make available to that specific customer group.
First, you will have to enable permissions.
Navigate to System > Configuration.
Then on the left-hand navigation column under the SiteBiz tab, select CMS Tree and expand the CMS Tree Settings tab.
Here, select "Enable" in the Enable Permissions field.
Now you're ready to set permissions based on customer groups.
Navigate to CMS > Pages > Manage Permissions.
You will then see a category tree which contains all of the pages on your site. Often the pages are very generic, only containing Home Page, About Us, Terms and Conditions, etc. Once you add pages to your website, you will see more options in this category tree.
First, you much choose the customer group you would like to work with. Click on the Choose Customer Group field, and select a customer group.
You can select or de-select pages that you would like to be available or unavailable to your customer groups.
- Example: If I would like my "About Us" page to not be viewable to customers who are not logged into my site, my settings would look like so:
Once done, Save Permissions.
System > Cache Management
System > Index Management
Re-index if needed.