Even more workgroup-friendly with easier site joining

by michal frackowiak on 11 Sep 2013 08:50

Have you ever tried to create a closed or private site for your coworkers, friends or students? The problem is that if your membership policy does not state "Open" you have 3 options:

  1. invite your users one by one to the new site (e.g. by email),
  2. set up a password they can use when joining (password-protected membership),
  3. or let them apply for membership and accept each application individually.

It's not that bad, but we can make it easier. What if your organisation uses a single domain for emails? Burch KealeyBurch Kealey suggested that it would be much easier if he could whitelist a domain in a way that every Wikidot user with an email from whitelisted domains can do a 1-click join.

Here how it's done:

1. Go to your Site Manager and enter whitelisted domains (wildcards work too!)

It's available in Site Manager in Security » Access Policy

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2. Put a Join module on your site if it's not there already

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3. Wikidot users from matching domains will be able to join your site instantly

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Domain whitelisting is available for Pro+ and educational wikis. I hope you can find a good use for it!

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