Idea generation needs users! You need to invite users and separate them into specific groups. You will also probably want to create other users with admin privileges so they too can manage the platform.
There are two main ways to achieve this:
- Invite users explicitly.
- Use email domain security to allow access to anyone with a certain email address.
Invite Users Explicitly
Go to Admin Dashboard->Users->Invite Users to invite new users to the platform. Enter one or more email addresses (comma separated if multiple).
- You can choose whether to assign users to groups or just add them to the community.
- The user will receive an invitation email asking them to verify their account and create a password.
Email Domain Security
You can use email domain security to automatically grant access to users which means you don't have to explicitly invite them. Users will be asked to verify their email address belongs to a permitted domain before being allowed access.
For instance you might allow anyone with an email address of firstname.lastname@example.org access to your community and then send people across your organization an email inviting them to participate in HunchBuzz using a link to your community.
See our security overview for more information on email domain security.
NOTE: user accounts created under this mode will be given the status of "Visitor" to distinguish between explicitly invited users. There is no difference in user privileges.
Create User Groups
Go to Admin Dashboard->Users->Groups to create user groups to which you'll assign users. This is a great way to segment users for easy management (e.g. restricting access to certain challenges or sub communities).
Note: for single sign-on (SSO) enabled platforms these options are not operative. In this situation an organization controls access to HunchBuzz through their internal directory.