I have created an admin user and i only want to display those products that is uploaded by him in backend but here all the products is displaying which other users have added instead of his products. enter image description here

Please suggest a solution.

  • you can do it same thing using extension here is the link - amasty.com/advanced-permissions-for-magento-2.html Commented Sep 4, 2017 at 8:12
  • i cant buy or use any extension, how about custom code or what if i override the product module and make a condition here for displaying product.. but yes first i have to keep track of users who add products
    – Jay Kapoor
    Commented Sep 4, 2017 at 8:31
  • Thats too broad to answer. In short I can suggest you can create a product attribute and save the user who created in it. Then you can override the product grid and in collection you can filter the current user and show him the products that are created by him only.
    – Priyank
    Commented Sep 4, 2017 at 8:41
  • thanks but please can u help me with code coz i m just a beginner in magento 2
    – Jay Kapoor
    Commented Sep 4, 2017 at 8:42
  • @userpk u there?
    – Jay Kapoor
    Commented Sep 4, 2017 at 10:45

1 Answer 1


I think its too long to explain all things in answer, but I can give you starting point so you can start from something,

  • Create a new product attribute with admin_user_id in assigned to all your product attribute set and perform reindex.

  • Create a new observer for the catalog_product_save_before event. You can find the similar answer here Get product object after save

    Note: above link answer is for catalog_product_save_after but you can easily change the event with catalog_product_save_before

  • On save event you need to find current admin user id,which you can easily find from admin session. here is the answer How to get admin user detail ?

  • After getting the admin user id save id to product attribute which we have created in first step. like

    $product->setData('admin_user_id',1) // this is example, you can replace with dynamic

  • So on every product save you can find the admin user id, which is useful to differentiate the product between admin user.

  • So after saving the product now its turn to hide the product for current user, which you can easily do by writing the after plugin for the Magento\Catalog\Ui\DataProvider\Product\ProductDataProvider

In this class Magento prepare the product collection for product grid. In this class you can find getData method. so this is your location filter the products with current admin user id.

To create a plugin File: app/code/YOURVENDOR/YOURMODULE/etc/di.xml

<type name="Magento\Catalog\Ui\DataProvider\Product\ProductDataProvider">
        <plugin name="YOUR_PLUGIN_NAME" type="YOURVENDOR\YOURMODULENAME\Plugin\ProductDataProvider" />

Here is the location,

    public function aftergetData(\Magento\Catalog\Ui\DataProvider\Product\ProductDataProvider $subject
            if (!$subject->getCollection()->isLoaded()) {
                $subject->getCollection()->addFieldToFilter('admin_user_id','1'); //replace with dynamic admin user from session


that's it to filter the product collection based on admin user.

  • my observer is not working its not saving attribute
    – Jay Kapoor
    Commented Sep 4, 2017 at 12:01
  • <?php namespace Learning\HelloPage\Observer; use Magento\Framework\Event\ObserverInterface; class Productsavebefore implements ObserverInterface { protected $authSession; public function execute(\Magento\Framework\Event\Observer $observer, \Magento\Backend\Model\Auth\Session $authSession) { $this->authSession = $authSession; $current_admin_id = $this->authSession->getUser()->getId(); $_product = $observer->getProduct(); $_product->setData('admin_user_id', $current_admin_id); $_product->save(); } }
    – Jay Kapoor
    Commented Sep 4, 2017 at 12:12
  • this is my observer code
    – Jay Kapoor
    Commented Sep 4, 2017 at 12:12
  • hellow you there?
    – Jay Kapoor
    Commented Sep 5, 2017 at 6:20
  • my observer is not working also products are not displaying according to admin user id, i passed the static id there
    – Jay Kapoor
    Commented Sep 5, 2017 at 10:44

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