Before we can start to use Vendr, we need to configure Umbraco to allow ourselves access to the relevant sections. The Vendr UI is split over three sections within the Umbraco back-office:
- Settings For managing the various store settings
- Commerce For managing store related content (orders, discounts, etc)
- Content For managing the Vendr products
In order to access these sections, we will need to ensure our User account has the relevant permissions to do so. If you are logged in as Administrator, you will likely already have access to the Settings and Content sections. If you are not an Administrator however, you will need to assign your user account to the Administrators User Group.
To gain access to the Commerce section however, will require some additional configuration.
Creating a Commerce User Group
To gain access to the Commerce section, it is advised that you create a new User Group called Commerce, assigning our User account to that User Group and allowing that User Group access to the Commerce section as a whole. By creating a custom User Group in this way it provides an easier method of managing Users who have access to the Commerce section, rather than allowing individual Users access.
To create the Commerce User Group you should follow the instructions on how to create a User Group available on the Umbraco Documentation site, ensuring you select the Commerce section in the Sections list, as well as selecting your User account in the Users list, as per the screenshot below.
Accessing the Commerce Section
Once created and assigned, you should be able to refresh the back-office and see that we now have access to the new Commerce section.