I need my users not able to edit attributes, but they can view the attributes.

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    best way is to create separate user and role and not to assign editing attributes to that user..... Jan 31, 2018 at 13:10
  • Hey, can you please accept an anwer, if you found a solution?
    – sv3n
    Oct 22, 2018 at 21:10

2 Answers 2


If you are talking about attribute when editing products read here: Read-Only Product Backend attribute

Edit: to make based on usesr permissions you can try this:

  1. create custom module
  2. add new ACL permission in adminhtml.xml

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
                                        <edit_locked_attributes translate="title" module="stackexchange_lockattributes">
                                            <title>Edit Locked Attributes</title>
  3. Add an observer to config.xml

  4. Observer.php

    class StackExchange_LockAttributes_Model_Observer
         * Make product attributes uneditable
         * @param Varien_Event_Observer $observer
         * @return void
        public function lockProductAttributes(Varien_Event_Observer $observer)
            if (!$this->_isAllowed()) {
                /* @var Mage_Catalog_Model_Product $product */
                $product = $observer->getProduct();
                $attributes = explode(',', Mage::getStoreConfig('catalog/backend/lock_attributes', $product->getStoreId()));
                if (count($attributes)) {
                    foreach ($attributes as $attributeCode) {
         * Check admin permissions for locked attributes
        protected function _isAllowed()
            return Mage::getSingleton('admin/session')->isAllowed('catalog/products/edit_locked_attributes');
  5. add config section to make it a bit flexible ...

Download: https://github.com/sreichel/magento-StackExchange_LockAttributes

  • will it make attribute readonly for a particular user role?
    – Piyush
    Jan 31, 2018 at 11:32
  • No, its not role based.
    – sv3n
    Jan 31, 2018 at 11:33
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    Not tried, but I guess you can use catalog_product_attribute_edit_action then.
    – sv3n
    Jan 31, 2018 at 11:39
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    @zus can you please give some feedback here first? Those this answer your question?
    – sv3n
    Feb 28, 2018 at 12:00
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    Thanks @sv3n you helped me alot! Great work! (I know that "thank you" answers are not wanted, but I had to;) you can delete it if you want
    – artgrohe
    Jul 13, 2018 at 12:42

You can write observer for admin edit action of attributes and allow to save only if the current admin login user is "Superadmin".

You can use:


event for this purpose.

Just go through Magento docs regarding events and observers.

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