Creating a private community
A private community is a secure members-only site. You control who can log in, view and participate.
Example uses of private communities:
- Private communities for clients or partners
- Internal company employee collaboration
- Employee discussion forums
- Private beta product user discussion and feedback
- Membership organizations or professional organizations
How to set up a private community
Navigate to Admin > Settings. Click the Privacy panel.
Select Private and click Save.
Your community is now private! Only users you invite will be able to access the community. You can also grant access to your entire company by email domain.
Giving users access to your community
There are two ways to grant users access to your private community. You can invite people or give access to everyone in your company by email domain.
See the following articles:
Forumbee Support can I create a community that is private access (users can only participate -- write posts, like etc -- via SSO login) but publicly visible (read-only). Several of our members have mentioned that they don't have a strong incentive to participate in our community vs places like Reddit or Stackoverflow because no one can see the value of their engagement outside of our community.