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Can Magento Hide Products Based on Customer Group? 
 
DC Miller
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I need to be able to display all products to non-authenticated (guest) customers.

However once a customer authenticates and I know to which customer group she belongs, I need to display only a subset of the entire product catalog.

I would ideally have 4-5 customer groups each able to view / purchase a subset of the entire product catalog. There would be overlap between the products available to the various customer groups and the available products for each would need to change over time - although not often.

Is this possible?

Thanks,
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cogder
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Hi,

I’m wanting to do the same. Did you find anything relating to this?

Thanks.

 
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Try http://www.magentocommerce.com/extension/635/customer-groups-configurable-catalog, however I’m not sure.

 
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I would be really careful about what you’re trying to do. There is a potential bug you will encounter while creating a new customer group which will get your re-indexing process stuck in processing forever. I would like to know if somebody has yet found a solution for that.

 
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HI,

Here is what you need: http://www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/vinai/extension/635/netzarbeiter_groupscatalog

hope this will help you!!

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DC Miller - 26 June 2009 10:15 AM

I would ideally have 4-5 customer groups each able to view / purchase a subset of the entire product catalog.

Hi there, if you need to restrict the display of some products depending on customer groups, you can try this extension http://amasty.com/customer-group-catalog.html. It also allows to specify restriction actions, like redirect to 404 page, some CMS page, etc.

With the module you’ll be able to:

- Set access to catalog pages based on your business needs
- Hide price block and ‘add to cart’ button
- Use a cms-block instead of price
- Redirect to a CMS page or show 404 error for products
- Remove product and category links

Here you can see one of the examples of the restricted products display for particular customer group:

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