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Status Unlikely to implement
Categories User management
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 6, 2018

On a public ideas portal: require a user account before posting, voting and commenting.

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.

    Mar 8, 2023

    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.

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  • Isak Viste
    Nov 2, 2023

    I would also love to have this!

    In the meantime, I have a workaround for the anonymous creation of ideas.
    In the custom javascript for your portal put this:

    if (document.querySelector("#new_ideas_idea #email-group")) {

    This will redirect the user to the login page when he's on the "new idea" page without being logged in.

    I hope this can help someone else :)

  • I R
    Mar 9, 2023

    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.


Ability to require email validation prior to submitting, commenting, or voting on a public idea portal

Aha! user should be able to check a box on their public idea portal settings to require "guest" idea submitters to validate their email prior to submitting an idea, commenting, or voting. This would provide a safeguard against SPAM and otherwise a...
Mike Maylone almost 5 years ago in Ideas portal 5 Unlikely to implement