Our public ideas portal is today open for all people to post.
I’ve been recommended by our internal security expert to require people to create an account before allowing them to post, vote and comment.
When I set the ideas portal to be private users without an account is meet by the below view…and that does not encourage people to create an account.
Thank you for your idea. For public portals we prioritize the ease of idea submission over requiring verification hoops to submit that first idea. But we do require the portal user to verify their email address to:
Log in to the portal
Come back to the portal a second time to submit ideas or comments
Show their name in the portal
You can also check in Portal settings > Users anytime to see which users are unverified and disable them if desired.
As noted, private portals can be used to require all users to setup a verified account before using the portal.
Given the current options and historical feedback, we are unlikely to make changes in this area. We hope you can understand.