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.
I do not feel like this should have been merged with A-I-7982 simply for the fact that you can have an email validation system for public portals with unregistered users separate from a registration system.
This idea is predicated upon the user having an account, the other is not -- The other is simply asking that:
When someone fills out their information to submit an idea on a public ideas portal, they receive a validation email to help with spam prevention. This does not necessarily mean that they would then also receive an account for that ideas portal. Please un-merge and re-assess.