Posting in the Magento forums has been disabled pending the implementation of a new and improved forum solution which should better serve the community.
For new questions please post at magento.stackexchange.com, the community-run support site for the Magento community. We will be providing updates on the new forum solution soon. For questions or concerns please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is there a way to create or configure a Magento store such that it can only authenticated customers in the store. We are trying to restrict access to customers who we pre-authorize for the store. We will register their account. We want only such customers to be able to enter the store. The rest will see a signup page where they can request access.
is there such a capability or extension available in magento.
Isn’t a native functionallity but you can get that behavior with some modifications.
Also there’s an extension on MagentoConnect that provides that kind of restriction. (I can’t remember the name right know)