Im running a magento installation that has 2 websites that share the same catalogue and the same admin-user access.
How can I use the same installation for creating other websites with different catalogues and make every one of them private ?
[ Private means without seeing any trace of other shops running on the same installation ]

Any information is appreciated!

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    while this is off-topic on SO, you could phrase this better and have better luck on magento.SE – Amelia May 17 '13 at 1:06

1) This is a Magento Enterprise edition feature. We are running a Magento EE instance that is running several different websites (Yes Magento websites) and they don't have a clue about eachother.

I believe the module is called GWS.

2) You could try this module (Advanced Permissions for Community Edition) which appears to be offering the functionality you are looking for.

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  • Thanks for your interest in answering to my question. Your solution is viable but I'd use it as a last option. I'm too confortable with the Community Edition for the moment. – DanCapitanDePlai May 23 '13 at 0:23
  • Add a second option which allows you to stay with the Community edition ;) – Kenny May 23 '13 at 6:28
  • A little bit offtopic : you say Enterprise Edition has this build in functionality or it does need other extension that I have to buy ? – DanCapitanDePlai May 24 '13 at 18:08
  • Magento EE has this functionality by default. – Kenny May 24 '13 at 18:57
  • And I can take advantage of it even by using Magento EE in CE mode? Will CE templates also work on it? :) – DanCapitanDePlai May 24 '13 at 19:17

Each website must have at least one store (do not confuse with store-view). And each one of these stores must have a 'Root category'.
In order to have 2 separate websites with different products, you should create 2 root categories, and for each store (one in every website) you should assign different root categories. A product can be in one or more websites. You can set this at product level in the tab called 'Websites'.
You can also set the customer account scope to 'Website' from system->configuration->customer account.
Each store must have at least one store view, and you can change the theme at store view level from system->configuration->design.
I think this is what you need to make it work.

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  • How about the users then? Can I create some administrators with limited access to take care of their own website / store and see nothing beyond their website / store scope? Few directions please? Thanks! – DanCapitanDePlai May 23 '13 at 0:17
  • You can do that only with EE. Community Edition does not offer this feature. – Marius May 23 '13 at 5:45

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