As a product manager, I love the concept of using the Ideas portal to improve internal transparency and serve as a submission point for all features, bugs, general ideas, etc - the current permissions structure makes that a bit cumbersome and confusing. I have a few suggestion around this:
I personally see no value in having separate requirements/credentials for the core application and the ideas portal provided that there is a decently designed/implemented user management portal. To me, the ideas portal is clean and is a key differentiator - I'll be interested to see if others agree and up-vote this.
Thank you for the request. While we can understand the desire to blend the accounts together across Aha! and idea portals, this has been designed as such for security reasons. By keeping these areas separate, this can ensure the highest degree of security for your accounts.
If you would like to only login once, we recommend that a user log into Aha! first, and then access the ideas portal.
We hope you can understand.