Private Categories and Sections
With private categories, you can control user access to specific areas in your community. For example, you can create a private area that is only accessible to employees or specific clients. This article describes how to configure and grant access to private categories.
Configure Private Categories
To set a category to private, go to Admin > Categories. Select the category and expand the Access section. Select Specific members and click Save.
Configure Private Sections
Sections work a little differently than categories. A section takes on the settings of the categories within the section. When every category in the section is set to private, the Section becomes private automatically.
Grant User Access to Private Categories
There are several ways to grant user access to a private category.
1. Add a List of Users to a Category
From Category Settings > Users, click Add and paste a list of user email addresses.
2. Add a Single User to a Category
Locate the user in Admin > Users, expand the Category Access section, click Add and select the categories to assign:
3. Use Groups to Simplify Access Management
If you are managing access for a large number of users and categories, using groups simplifies this process. With groups you can assign access to multiple categories by email domain or by uploading a list of users. For more information see: Using Groups to Manage Category Access