For every website, it's really important to make sure the access is distributed to different categories of users obeying a standard manner. As a site owner, you obviously won't want to give the backend access to a visitor or restrict a premium customer from fetching new exclusive product discounts. So, it's one of the vital things a website should maintain perfectly. Access Control is an add-on for the eCommerce management open source component DigiCom, that lets you categorize users into groups, give them privileges according to their role. It mostly ensures the security of the website. Let’s have a peek why it's superior compared to others similar tools. ## Installation is beyond Simple ![[Installation is beyond Simple]](images/plugins/digicom-addons/access-control/image1.png) Access Control comes with the most simple one click installation process that no one has a chance to be confused about. It consumes only a mouse click to get stuff done. If you are the kind of person who even doesn't want to perform a mouse click, still it offers you a way to install. Just drag the file and drop it on the **Drag & Drop** file uploading area, and it will take just one second to make your desired file installed successfully. ## One Click Configuration ![One Click Configuration](images/plugins/digicom-addons/access-control/image2.png) If you are having the panic, thinking about the configuration hassle than I have a good news for you. Forget difficulties you predicted; its configuration is a simple as we drink water by ourselves. You have just to check a tick mark that clearly says you’re about to enable the addon and that's all you need to do before start getting its privileges. ## Assign the customer to a User Group, is Your Choice ![Assign the customer to a User Group](images/plugins/digicom-addons/access-control/image3.png) ACL for DigiCom allows you to put the customer in your preferred customer group. After its configuration is done, you will have a drop down menu for defining Customer User Group. It ensures the free users can’t get premium privileges and offers that perhaps exclusively formulated for premium customers. By default, Joomla CMS gives you the access to creating custom User Groups as well as Access Levels. ## No chance for the FREE users to get premium CUSTOMER privileges Through this add-on, you can define in which User Group your customers belong to be and which group will have which privileges. It's a smart way to protect the free users from getting premium features of your products, and other facilities which will suppose to receive only by the customers who buy premium products. It manages all of these tasks silently and returns you the exact thing you want it to give. For example: after a customer completed his payment for purchasing a product, he would be automatically in the defined group. On the other hand, if a user only downloads the free products, he would not be in the same group as the previous customer. ## Its extremely easy to filter Customers ![Its extremely easy to filter Customers](images/plugins/digicom-addons/access-control/image5.png) If all the registered users are in the same group, it would be tough to divide or filter them in case you need. Group wise organization not only helps to distribute different access level between free and pro users, but it also to find them distinctly when you need. Additionally, if you need to run a query on the backend database in order to get only the customers who bought at least one product, it can be done by with ease for the sake of it. Let's take a look at the key features are listed below. ## Key Features * One Click Installation * Simple configuration * Control access to different categories of users * Distribute customers to the User Group, where they suppose to be * Manage access control level * Modify user’s access permission * Make custom User Group * Protect visitors from the page you don’t want to show them and * Make your own accessing protocol.
Jun 29, 2017