In one of the shops I develop, the whole login system is disabled (customers are not able to register or login, and there is no dashboard).

This works perfectly fine for simple, grouped or configurable products, but is a problem for virtual product (since you have to login to buy virtual products).

Since there is a configuration to enable buying downloadable products as guest, I was wondering if such a configuration is present for virtual products?

  • can you pls tell me how to allow guest user to checkout with downloadable products. – jafar pinjar Aug 2 '19 at 12:35

I eventually copied the configuration of the downloadable product, and applied it to the virtual product:


<section id="catalog">
    <group id="virtual_products" translate="label" type="text" sortOrder="650" showInDefault="1"
           showInWebsite="1" showInStore="1">
        <label>Virtual Product Options</label>
        <field id="disable_guest_checkout" translate="label comment" type="select" sortOrder="100"
               showInDefault="1" showInWebsite="1" showInStore="0" canRestore="1">
            <label>Disable Guest Checkout if Cart Contains Virtual Items</label>


<event name="checkout_allow_guest">
    <observer name="virtual_checkout_allow_guest"
              instance="Vendor\Module\Observer\Virtual\IsAllowedGuestCheckoutObserver" />




namespace Vendor\Module\Observer\Virtual;

use Magento\Framework\Event\ObserverInterface;
use Magento\Store\Model\ScopeInterface;

 * Class IsAllowedGuestCheckoutObserver
 * @package Vendor\Module\Observer\Virtual
class IsAllowedGuestCheckoutObserver implements ObserverInterface
     *  Xml path to disable checkout
    const XML_PATH_DISABLE_GUEST_CHECKOUT = 'catalog/virtual_products/disable_guest_checkout';

     * Core store config
     * @var \Magento\Framework\App\Config\ScopeConfigInterface
    private $scopeConfig;

     * @param \Magento\Framework\App\Config\ScopeConfigInterface $scopeConfig
    public function __construct(
        \Magento\Framework\App\Config\ScopeConfigInterface $scopeConfig
    ) {
        $this->scopeConfig = $scopeConfig;

     * Check is allowed guest checkout if quote contain virtual product(s)
     * @param \Magento\Framework\Event\Observer $observer
     * @return $this
    public function execute(\Magento\Framework\Event\Observer $observer)
        if (!$this->scopeConfig->isSetFlag(
        )) {
            return $this;

        /* @var $quote \Magento\Quote\Model\Quote */
        $quote = $observer->getEvent()->getQuote();

        foreach ($quote->getAllItems() as $item) {
            if (($product = $item->getProduct())
                && $product->getTypeId() == \Magento\Catalog\Model\Product\Type::TYPE_VIRTUAL) {


        return $this;

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