I want to hide or restrict access to a particular page from admin users. That means if an admin user tried to reach a page (e.g. System > Tools > Compilation ) he/she would see a 404 not found notice (like when you install an extension, before you log out and log back in).

I read some information about ACL in Magento, but I'm not sure if this is the place to start.

How can I do this? I'm developing an extension for this task.


Sorry. I should have said that I'm writing an extension for this task and the extension should restrict access to both current users and future users.

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    instead of giving admin credentilas, dont you want to create new users and give credentials ? – Baby in Magento Jul 5 '17 at 6:50
  • System -> Permissions -> Roles set acl permission for particular user – Rama Chandran M Jul 5 '17 at 6:58

You can create New roles for those users in System > Permission > Roles

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You can create new users in Magento Backend :

System > Permission > Users > Add New User and enter below details and Assign the User to Role :

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you can check below links for more information :





You should create new roles with the correct permissions and add users for which you want to assign those privileges. Please refer to this excellent tutorial for more detailed info: http://alanstorm.com/magento_acl_authentication/


I managed to solve it. You should rewrite the corresponding controller class. For example if you want to restrict access to Notifications page, you should find its controller and rewrite its _isAllowed() method. Like this:

In config.xml:

                    <Your_Module before="Mage_Adminhtml">Your_Module_Adminhtml</Your_Module>

Create app/code/local/Your/Module/controllers/Adminhtml/NotificationController.php:

require_once 'Mage/Adminhtml/controllers/NotificationController.php';
class Your_Theme_Adminhtml_NotificationController extends Mage_Adminhtml_NotificationController {
    protected function _isAllowed() {
        return false;

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