Configure Global Customer User Settings
To change the default customer user configuration settings globally:
Navigate to System > Configuration in the main menu.
Select Commerce > Customer > Customer Users in the menu to the left.
For faster navigation between the configuration menu sections, use Quick Search.
To customize any of the options for customer users:
- Clear the Use Default box next to the option.
- Select the new option.
In the Customer Users Registration section, configure the following options:
Default Customer Owner — Service information that determines which user has full access to managing and viewing customer information. Usually, this is the default customer administrator or the administrator assigned to the customer. Applies to the customers created in the back-office as well as to those who register on the OroCommerce website.
Registration Allowed — Enables/disables registration of new customers from the storefront login screen.
Confirmation Required — Enables/disables the email confirmation step following user registration.
Show Registration Link — Shows/hides the registration link from the storefront login screen. The link is next to the Sign In link in the top bar.
Auto Login —Enables/disables customer users to login after registration or email confirmation. Disabled by default.
Required Company Name — Shows/hides the company name field in the registration form in the storefront. Required for individual customers who do not belong to any company.
Show Registration Instructions — Enables/disables registration instructions in the storefront login page. This option is disabled by default.
Registration Instructions Text — If Show Registration Instructions is enabled, the text provided in the field is displayed in the storefront login page.
Case-Insensitive Email Addresses — If this option is enabled, the letter case is ignored when comparing email addresses. For example, email@example.com and John.Doe@example.com are treated equally. By default, the option is disabled. The identical option for back-office users is managed here. Keep in mind that the uniqueness of email addresses and personal data is checked only for the registered users. It means that no two users can have identical personal information unless they are customer visitors (guest users). Multiple guest customers are allowed to have exactly the same data, including email addresses.
In the Customer Visitor section, configure the options for the anonymous users:
- Customer Visitor Cookie Lifetime (Days) — Once the provided period expires, active customer visitor (anonymous user) sessions will be reset. Keep in mind that the uniqueness of email addresses and personal data is checked only for the registered users. It means that no two users can have identical personal information unless they are customer visitors (guest users). Multiple guest customers are allowed to have exactly the same data, including email addresses.
- In the Login as Customer User section, configure the option for customer users. Keep in mind that this feature is available in the Enterprise edition.
- Enable Login As Customer User — The option enables back-office users with the Login as Customer User role capability assigned to them to temporarily sign into the OroCommerce storefront and operate it as a specific customer user (i.e., impersonate a customer user). This option is disabled by default. User impersonation is also available at the organization level.
- In the Login Attempts section, configure the following options:
- Enable Failed Logins Limit — Defines whether a user can be locked out when the max number of login attempts is reached. By default, the option is enabled.
- Max Login Attempts — The number of attempts within the login failure lockout interval that a user has to authenticate before they are locked out. By default, the number is set to 10.
- Login Failure Lockout Interval — The time in minutes in which failed login attempts are counted. If one failed login attempt is followed by the second failed attempt within this lockout interval, the failed login count starts. The user will be locked out if they reach the maximum number of failed login attempts. Set zero (0) to count failed login attempts globally. By default, it is set to 60 minutes.
- Account Lockout Time — The time in minutes that indicates how long the user has before they are locked out of the system if they reach the maximum number of failed login attempts. Set zero (0) to disable automatic unlock. By default, it is set to 60 minutes.
- In the REST API section, configure the following options:
- Enable API Key Generation — Enable/disable automatic generation of API access keys for new customer users.
If the application was installed without demo data, the banner is disabled. Configure the following options to enable cookie consent banner on the global level:
Show Banner — Select the checkbox to display the cookie consent banner to the website’s visitor.
Cookies Banner Text — Provide the message of the cookie banner. To edit the text for a specific language, click the language button and edit the text for the needed language.
Password Change Policy is a Commerce Enterprise feature.
- In the Password change policy section, configure the password change policy to increase your application’s security:
- Enable Password Change Policy — Enable the option to force your customer users to change their passwords after a certain period.
- Maximum Password Age (Days) — Select the number of days after which the system will require a customer user to change their password. By default, the password is changed every 30 days.
Once the feature is enabled, customer users will receive email notifications 7, 3, and 1 days before the password expires with a link to change their password.
Seven days before the password expires, the customer user will start getting flash notifications on each login, prompting them to change their password.
As soon as the password expires, the customer user will receive an email with the link to change the password. From that moment, they will only be able to log in if they have updated their password. In this case, the status of the customer user password in the back-office changes to Expired. It will return to Active once the customer user changes the password.
You can change the contents of email notifications by updating the customer_user_expired_password and customer_user_mandatory_password_change email template of the Customer User entity.
- Enable Password History Policy — Enable the option to prevent customer users from reusing the password they have already used previously.
- Enforce Password History Policy — Provide the number of the previously used passwords for the system to record them and disable customer users from using any of them. By default, the system collects the last 12 previously used passwords.
Once the feature is enabled, customer users will no longer be able to reuse their older passwords. If they try to, they will get the following message:
- Click Save Settings.