Read-only catalog

Member since: 2010

In a scenario where the entire catalog is owned by a third-party system, e.g. a PIM, it would be nice if we could make the catalog read-only. Would it be possible to disable catalog editing alltogether or restrict it to certain fields?

#122465 Jun 03, 2015 8:50
  • Member since: 2011

    I don't think it's possible in CM, but for Catalog UI you can create your own content provider, inherit from CatalogContentProvider and simply does nothing in Save().

    To make it truely "Read-only" then you might want to override the LinksRepository as well.

    Another approach is to create an implementaion of CatalogEventListenerBase and prevent any modification by throwing exceptions. 



    #122469 Jun 03, 2015 10:52
  • Member since: 2008

    Hi Quan

    Would the following be possible:

    • Hook into the LoadedContent event on products/variants
    • Get the ACL from IContentSecurable.GetContentSecurityDescriptor()
    • Remove all but Read access rights from the ACL for the product

    I've put a POC together for this on content in the past and was wondering if this would work on Catalog entries too?


    #122492 Jun 03, 2015 12:59
  • Member since: 2011


    Unfortunately Commerce implemetation of ACL does not support that thing right now - so I don't think that'll be possible.



    #122495 Jun 03, 2015 13:18
  • Member since: 2011

    And to complete my question above, you can also override the ProviderCapabilities property to remove ContentProviderCapabilities.Create/Edit/Delete/Move/Copy enum, then in Catalog UI, options to edit content (move/copy/save...) will be disabled. 


    #122588 Jun 05, 2015 15:31
  • Member since: 2007

    Just an idea :)

    var contenEventHandler = EPiServer.ServiceLocation.ServiceLocator.Current.GetInstance<EPiServer.Core.IContentEvents>();
    void contenEventHandler_SavingContent(object sender, ContentEventArgs e)
                //Is it Commerce?
                e.RequiredAccess = AccessLevel.Administer;
                e.CancelAction = true;



    #122653 Jun 09, 2015 11:38
  • Member since: 2013

    Is Episerver Commerce (Commerce UI, not Commerce Manager) going to have an implementation of ACL similar to the CMS one anytime soon? Meaning, an administrator would be able to set view/edit/create/updat/delete access rights on catalogs, nodes, products, etc?

    #172237 Nov 28, 2016 14:47
  • Member since: 2011


    It's in our backlog, but it would not happen anytime soon (I'm talking about 3-6 months period)


    #172238 Nov 28, 2016 14:50
  • Member since: 2013

    Thank you Quan for your quick response :) 

    #172239 Nov 28, 2016 14:53