How to add and manage user profiles and permissions in PrestaShop 1.5-1.6
Each user that can access the admin panel has a profile with a set of permissions that specify what the employee/user can do. PrestaShop comes prepackaged with some profiles. You can add new ones and edit and delete the existing ones.
In this article we'll go over how to manage these user profiles and their permissions. For a more detailed description and screenshots check out the tutorial on how to manage profiles and permissions in PrestaShop 1.5-1.6.
For information on creating and managing employee accounts check out the tutorial on how to manage employees in PrestaShop 1.5-1.6, or the shorter article version on the same subject.
To add, edit and delete user profiles, go to Administration menu>Profiles sub-menu in the admin panel. On the page that opens there's a table with the existing profiles. With the respective buttons in the table you can edit and delete the profiles.
To add a new one click on the button Add new profile that's above the table (in PrestaShop 1.5 the button is labeled just Add new). The only profile option that you can configure is for the name of the profile. Type a name and click on the Save button.
To manage the permissions of profiles, go to Administration menu>Permissions sub-menu. On the page that opens you'll see listed the existing profiles. To view and configure the permissions of a profile click on it. This will display a couple of panels. One lists the menus in the admin panel and the other the modules. For each menu and module there are some checkboxes for actions that can be performed (e.g. view, add, edit, etc.). Mark the checkbox to allow the employees belonging to that profile to perform the action, or unmark it to disable the action.
For some more details and screenshots check out the tutorial on how to manage employee profiles and permissions in PrestaShop 1.5-1.6.