How To: Create a New Administrator Group


Only the root administrator can assign user groups to other administrators. The root administrator is the administrator that is created by the system after the CS-Cart installation process is finished.


In case your root administrator has limited priviliges, first, make sure that your administrator account isn’t a part of any user group. Then check the cscart_users table in the database and make sure that the is_root field for your administrator account is set to Y.

You may want to limit what a certain administrator can do. This can be done by creating a new administrator group with limited rights and assigning it to the administrator.

Step 1. Create a User Group

1.1. In the Administration panel go to Customers → User groups.

1.2. Click the + button on the right.

1.3. Enter the name of your user group in the User group field.

1.4. Set the Type to Administrator.

1.5. Click the Create button.

Specify the name and the type of the new user group.

1.6. Open the newly created administrator group.

1.7. Go to the Privileges tab.

1.8. Tick the checkboxes next to the privileges you want to enable for the group.

1.9. Click the Save button.

Set the privileges for the selected administrator group.

Step 2. Add Administrators to the Group

2.1. Go to Customers → Administrators.

2.2. Click the desired name to open the user’s profile.

2.3. Switch to the User groups tab.

2.4. Set the status to Active for the group you’ve just created.


After this administrator logs in, he/she will have the privileges enabled for his/her user group only.