Managing Channel Access Privileges

Assigning Channel Access Privileges

The Access Privileges tab in the Channel detail view provides functionality to assign or withdraw access privileges in a channel to/from:
  • Specific users in the current organization,
  • Roles in specific departments,
  • Master roles of the current organization.
To manage access privileges for a role or user in a channel:
  1. In the navigation bar, select Organization | Channels.
    This displays a list of all channels.
  2. Select the channel for which you want to manage access privileges.
    This displays the Channel Details view.
  3. Select the Access Privileges tab.
    This displays a list of users, roles or master roles and their assigned permissions within the channel.
  4. Select users or the role type from the drop-down list in the "Select list to display" field and click Apply.
    This displays a list of all users, department roles or master roles which have permissions assigned for this channel.
  5. Open the Detail view or click New.
    Click the name of the user or role or click Edit in the row of the user or role for which you intend to edit permissions. Click New to assign permissions to a user or role that currently has no permissions in the channel. Skip to step 7 if you intend to edit permissions for a user or role that already has permissions in the channel.
  6. Select the department in which the role resides to which you intend to assign access privileges (for new access privileges of a department role only).
    Browse the Department tree view to find the respective department. Click the radio button in front of the department to select it and click Next.
  7. Select the user or role for which you want to add access privileges in the channel.
    Select the checkbox in the row of the user or role for which you intend to add access privileges in the channel and click Next.
  8. Select the appropriate access privileges for the user or role.
    Select the checkbox in the row of the access privileges that you intend to assign to the user or role. Clear the checkbox in the row of the access privileges that you intend to withdraw from the user or role.
  9. Click OK or Finish.
    Your changes take effect immediately.

Access Privileges for Sales Channels

Standard access privileges provided by Intershop Commerce Management for sales channels include:

Table 1. Access privileges: sales channel
Name Description
Auditor Responsible for managing audit reports.
Back Office Viewer Has "read-only" access to Commerce Management.
Catalog & Product Manager Responsible for the enrichment of the product data, the product pricing and the search indexes, as well as for managing the product images and the catalog/category structure.
Catalog & Product Preference Manager Responsible for configuring the catalog management and the product data management.
Customer Approval Manager Handles all issues with respect to the customer approval of the online store.
Customer Manager Handles all issues with respect to the customers of the online store.
Content Editor Can edit storefront elements and pages.
Content Manager Can edit storefront elements and pages and is responsible for managing templates, components and pages.
Content Preference Manager Responsible for configuring the content management area.
Content Viewer Can only view storefront elements and pages.
Localization Manager Responsible for localization issues, e.g., the translation of text elements.
Marketing Manager Responsible for all online marketing activities and for all promotion activities.
Marketing Preference Manager Responsible for configuring the marketing activity management.
Order Manager Handles the orders in Commerce Management and is responsible for the order and line item export and the import of order statuses.
Order Preference Manager Responsible for the configuration of the order management.
Organization Manager Responsible for all organizational issues like the Commerce Management users, the channel and application management and the organizational structure.
Payment Manager Responsible for managing payment methods and payment costs.
Product Approver Responsible for managing product approvals.
Shipping Manager Responsible for managing the shipping methods and handles the shipping rule engine.
Shop Manager Includes all access privileges, except for technical issues of the system manager.
Storefront Viewer Can get a preview of the storefront being edited.
System Manager Responsible for all technical and operational issues of the Intershop Commerce Management system, like the connection to external services or data replication.
System Preference Manager Responsible for the configuration of the system, like the page cache settings or the regional settings.

Access Privileges for Partner Channels

Standard access privileges provided by Intershop Commerce Management for partner channels include:

Table 2. Access privileges: partner channel
Name Description
Back Office Viewer Has "read-only" access to Commerce Management.
Catalog & Product Manager Responsible for the enrichment of the product data, the product pricing and the search indexes, as well as for managing the product images and the catalog/category structure.
Catalog & Product Preference Manager Responsible for configuring the catalog management and the product data management.
Content Manager Can edit the storefront elements and pages and is responsible for managing templates, components and pages.
Organization Manager Responsible for all organizational issues like the Commerce Management users, the channel and application management and the organizational structure.
Payment Manager Responsible for managing payment methods and payment costs.
Shop Manager Includes all access privileges, except for technical issues of the system manager.
System Manager Responsible for all technical and operational issues of the Intershop Commerce Management system, like the connection to external services or data replication.