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Zen Cart Access Management

When store owners find it difficult to manage business tasks alone, they can hire specialists who will lighten store management and help improve store performance. Instead of numerous daily tasks carrying out, you can allocate duties between several people and ensure they will be performed accurately in time.


Store Manager for Zen Cart allows you to assign specific duties and rights to employees participating in your online store handling. You can set Zen Cart user permissions for each administrator working with your shop and grant access only to definite data sections.


Using Store Manager application you can add necessary accounts for collaborators with permission to reach only that information they are expected to manage. This functionality is called respectively Users and Permissions and is located on the menu at the top of Store Manager window. You will find padlock icon there. When you click on it there will appear dropdown menu with options.


Logically, to create account for workers you should click on Users and Permissions option and confirm operation in the dialog box. It will inform you that enabling access management will create extra database tables. Now you can commence on adding users and roles.

It is recommended to create role first. You should differentiate “role” and “user” notions. Role is more general notion. When creating certain role you designate rights for it. One and the same role can be assigned to more than one user.

Creating Access Role

In Users and Permissions window you will find two tabs. Switch respectively to Roles section. It is divided into two columns - role name and permissions.

  1. Role name is to be added first. Click on corresponding button on the toolbar and insert name for role to be created.
  2. Uncheck “Administrator rights” checkbox in order to get list of permissions and opt for suitable simply checking boxes for them.
  3. Some options can be allowed for viewing only. If you check View box only, for example, for Manufacturers option and assign the role for some shop administrators, they won’t be available to manage product producers. Whenever you assign this role to assistant who needs access to manufacturers, Modify box should be checked as well.

Creating Users

After roles are created and necessary Zen Cart user permissions are assigned to them, proceed with user adding. Switch to User tab, click on respective icon on the toolbar and configure details in the window appeared, particularly, username, password, select role from the drop-down and set account as active or inactive.


Store Manager for Zen Cart provides you functionality for role/user adding, altering and removing. Although role can’t be deleted if it has been already ascribed to certain user.


In such a way, if some of your assistants is going to manage store data, he/she needs to log in using his/her account details. When shop administrators log into their account, they will have access to predefined by store owners sections.


In case you want to remove protection and deactivate accounts, for example, you want to manage store yourself, simply click on Remove Protection option. After you confirm the action, access management will be disabled.


Store Manager for Zen Cart lets you smartly organize your business running with Access Management. Restricted access might be given to employees working with your store. Just create necessary roles with appropriate level of permissions, add users, determine login credentials and assign roles to user accounts.