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  1. On the list with feedback forums, locate the appropriate one.
  2. In the Actions column press the Edit link
  3. In the opened form click the Authentication link.
  4. The Authentication methods screen opens.
  5. Select the appropriate authentication methods that should be available on a forum.
  6. Click Save when you complete.

Setting Access Restrictions for Forums

Customer Case allows you to create private forums for your internal use. Access to such forums can be restricted for particular email domains or users' emails. Additionally, you can select which authentication capabilities should be available for accessing each feedback forum.

Setup of Private Forums

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The option of setting up a private forum is available only for feedback forums. When you transfer a feedback forum into a private one, the list of ideas on the forum will be visible to customers only after logging in to the forum. 
Support forums are private by default. Customers can only see their personal requests and communicate with a support assistant privately.

  1. On the list with feedback forums, locate the appropriate one.
  2. In the Actions column press the Edit link.
  3. In the opened form click the Restrictions link.
  4. The Restriction methods screen opens.
  5. In the General access options block, enable the This is a private forum checkbox. Once enabled, the forum will be no longer visible to users that have not logged in to the feedback forum.
  6. You can allow users who are not logged in to Customer Case to submit requests on your private forum. However, they still will not have access to the ideas on the forum. Select the Allow request submission for users not logged in to Customer Case option.

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Defining Access Restrictions for Email Domains

Customer Case allows you to restrict access to feedback forums for particular email domains. Only users with email addresses included in the User's email domain restrictions section will be able to log in to feedback forums.

  1. Enter the appropriate email domain and click the Add button.
  2. Don't forget to check the Restrict access for specified email domains checkbox to enable these restrictions.
  3. If you no longer need some email domain, click the Delete link next to this domain.
  4. Click Apply.

Defining Access Restrictions for Users' Emails

Customer Case allows you to restrict access to feedback forums for particular users based on their email address. Only users with email addresses specified in the settings of the feedback forum will be able to log in.

  1. Don't forget to check the Restrict access for specified email domains checkbox to enable these restrictions.
  2. Enter the appropriate email address and click the Add button.
  3. If you no longer need some email addresses, click the Delete link next to this email.
  4. Click Apply.
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Customer Case will automatically send the invitation email to all the specified users' emails.