I am working on a multistore setup. There is a problem with admin area: it is redirecting after login to base domain admin domain.com

I am using this code in .htaccess for multiple stores:

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} (.*)?domain\.us [NC]
RewriteRule (.*) - [E=MAGE_RUN_CODE:usa]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} (.*)?domain\.us [NC]
RewriteRule (.*) - [E=MAGE_RUN_TYPE:website]

Is there any way we can separate both admin panels? If an admin user logs in to domain.us so he can access only domain.us with all features, not the base domain.com ?

One more question: is there any difference of MAGE_RUN_TYPE website and Store?

1 Answer 1


What you're reporting is the usual behaviour for Magento in a multistore setup.

Unfortunately I don't think there are any free extensions available that will do what you're wanting but this extension does allow to create permissions and access only for specific stores in admin: http://www.aitoc.com/en/magentomods_advanced_permissions.html

I would think that admin domain would still remain as your base domain though.

The difference between the MAGE_RUN_TYPE of store and website is that each would route the redirect to each specifically set store or website created in Magento system config when under that particular store or website scope..

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge that you have read and understand our privacy policy and code of conduct.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.