I have develop LWC component which is normally used by normal users. In that lightning web component button is there as below.

<lightning-button slot="actions" label="Deactivate" onclick={DeactivateProcess}>

The above button should be only be show to System Admin Profile and Business Admin Profile. How to show the button only to those two Profiles without using record types or different page layouts?

  • Does your component have any other functionality besides the button? I mean, is it a component that has certain functionality and Admins need some extra (a button) or is it a component that should only be displayed to admins ? I am assuming that is a component that you drop into the Lightning Page Layout (such as record Detail, Home, App, etc). Elaborate a bit more so we can have a better picture of what you are trying to achieve Commented Apr 15, 2021 at 20:55

2 Answers 2


Please review @Sergio Alcocer's comment - if you are planning on hiding the entire component you are better off using Lightning Page Builder and using filter's based on current user's profile.

If not, here are the pieces you need to get started (I just wrote this off the top off my head and haven't tested the code, but this is close to what you need):

You can use the disabled button attribute to disable a button.

Conditionally show button based on isButtonDisabled flag:

<!-- Somewhere in your LWC Template file -->

Retrieve user info from backend and set disabled flag based on current profile:

// LWC JS File - shortened for brevity
import { LightningElement, track } from 'lwc';
import getUserInfo from '@salesforce/apex/Classname.getUserInfo';

export default class ButtonComponent extends LightningElement {
    @track isButtonDisabled = false; // show button by default

    @wire(getUserInfo, {}) 
    userData({ error, data }) {
        if(data) {
            if(data.Profile.Name !== "System Administrator") {    
                this.isButtonDisabled = true;
        } else if(error) {
            // error handling

Get current user info:

// Apex Controller
public class ClassName {
    public static user getUserInfo() {
        String userId = UserInfo.getUserId(); // current user
        return [SELECT ID, FirstName, LastName, Name, Title, Profile.Name,  Email From User WHERE ID =: userId LIMIT 1];

  • As I said, this is a poor way to do things. And TBH my approach is better even if the entire component is to be "hidden" since it remains robust and allows the admin to grant or remove the ability using standard SF setup without the need for hacky use of profile names. The one thing I like about your answer is the use of "disabled" - the presentation of the button but disabling it when the user cannot deactivate. This could be used with my approach very effectively.
    – Phil W
    Commented Apr 16, 2021 at 6:41

On the assumption that this button is just a small part of a larger component where all profiles see the other parts you have not shown, you need to make the button rendering conditional:

<template if:true={canDeactivate}>
    <lightning-button slot="actions" label="Deactivate" onclick={DeactivateProcess}>

This is using a property from your LWC called canDeactivate which is only set true when the user should have this facility.

Now, just how you set this property is what you need to decide. Many people would simply check the profile name and set the property true for those specific profiles. This, for me, is a hack. It is fragile and the code must be updated to add or remove profile options.

The approach I recommend is to add a custom permission, e.g. CanDeactivateXyz (where Xyz is the name of whatever it is the button allows to be deactivated) and simply check if the user has this permission. You add this permission to the profiles (or permission sets or groups) you want.

LWC even has a really simple way to check for the user having a custom permission, as covered in the documentation:

import hasPermission from '@salesforce/customPermission/CanDeactivateXyz';

export default class MyLWC extends LightningElement {
    canDeactivate = hasPermission;


If this is a complete component just for the button, this approach is still valid though you need to make sure the component remains visible to avoid strange spacing issues in the lightning page when the user cannot deactivate. This can be addressed using a leaf out of @ThomasWinter's suggestion by simply updating the entire template to be:

    <lightning-button slot="actions" label="Deactivate"
            onclick={DeactivateProcess} disabled={cannotDeactivate}>

And flipping the permission:

export default class MyLWC extends LightningElement {
    cannotDeactivate = !hasPermission;

This approach ensures the button remains visible but is disabled for users without the required permission. Rather strangely, the disabled attribute is not covered in the standard documentation for this component, but it does work.

  • My answer below uses hard-coded profile name value which is not ideal, Phil's recommendation with the custom permission would resolve this. Commented Apr 15, 2021 at 23:45

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