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Can you hide groups a user doesn't have access to?

We've locked down our sample site to whitelist email addresses, require valid email for access to content, and only allow registered users to access the forum which is great. We'd like to use groups as a mechanism to control access for various clients and to make sure one group cannot see questions in another group.


  1. All group names show up in "people & groups" drop-down, even for anonymous users that shouldn't have any access to site content

  2. By default will ask a question in the 'everyone' group, clients will surely mistakenly post there and then other clients will be able to see their questions.

Is there a way to git rid of the everyone group and have a default group for new questions? I can rename the everyone group but it won't let me make it blank.

Also I don't see where to add a user to a group when it is set to 'Moderator adds users'.

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Jason Goemaat
asked 2013-07-11 18:02:02 -0500
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You have quite a heavy feature request and requires some thought to answer properly and implement.

We've started working on feature code named "spaces" and need to think a bit more on how this will work with the user groups and how to implement the user interface.

One thing seems clear: we'll have a url specific to space, for example - instead of "questions/" we'll have "productA/" etc.

We don't have yet exactly what you are looking for, but we are working towards that. Realistically this can take two-three months.

Hiding groups to which user does not belong as well as the everyone group is easy.

The "moderator adds users" action can be done by going to a user profile and adding/removing a group on that page.

Evgeny's avatar
answered 2013-07-11 18:23:06 -0500
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So when you say "Hiding groups to which user does not belong as well as the everyone group is easy." - does that mean currently or once you implement that? Did I miss how to hide groups you don't have access to? Thanks!

jgoemaat's avatar jgoemaat (2013-07-12 01:44:53 -0500) edit

I meant it's easy to implement, bet not yet available. We will focus on developing the spaces in the near future. Groups will be granted access to certain spaces and spaces will segregate content.

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2013-07-12 14:54:34 -0500) edit
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