Quick Start
Basic guide to using the Locksmith app to restrict access to content in your Shopify Online Store
Locksmith is a tool for merchants on Shopify to restrict access to the content in the "Online Store" sales channel of their Shopify store. It's a simple tool, and in some cases can be set up in only a few minutes.
To get started, you'll access Locksmith from your Shopify Admin sidebar, by going to Apps > Locksmith - i.e. the normal way you access Shopify apps
You'll be presented with the main page of Locksmith. Create a lock using the Locksmith search bar under "Add lock". Search for the content, by name, that you would like to lock . This can be a product, collection, page, variant, etc:
Note: Use the name of what you are looking for, such as "T Shirt", or "Secret Sale". Pasting in the URL or using search terms like "collection", "product, "blog", etc, will often not work.
You can find more info on using the Locksmith search bar here:
On the next page, under Keys, choose the method of access. The most commonly-used key conditions will show up first, but you can search or keep scrolling for more options:
For the complete list of key conditions, see the page here:
Note: If you don't want to hide your product pages entirely, and instead only want to hide specific content on the product page, such as the prices or add-to-cart, we call this "manual locking", and it takes a couple extra steps beyond this guide. To get started with this, check out our guide on that here.
Once you save the lock, Locksmith will take a few moments to automatically update your theme. After the installation finishes, you can navigate to your locked content on your store front, and you should immediately see the restriction is now in place. Locksmith will automatically show the appropriate content, using the styling from your theme, on the page. The access denied content will correspond to the key condition that you used.
So, for example, if you chose a condition requiring a sign-in:
Or, if you chose a passcode-only entry method, you'll see a different prompt:
Each key condition type will have a slightly different landing pages, the above two examples are not a complete list. The messages displayed on these pages can be customized as much as you need:
Important: The Locksmith app only restricts content inside the "Online Store" sales channel. It won't work inside of other sales channels such as the Buy Button or the Wholesale sales channel. Additionally, Locksmith and the Shop App sales channel are incompatible and cannot be used at the same time.
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