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Status Future Consideration
Categories 04. Profiles
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 9, 2020

Connections Invite - start the process from a community

Please enhance the feature of Community Invite which was introduced in V6.5:

  1. allow the process to start also from a community - perhaps from the community actions menu or by a button on community members page "invite new external user into this community"

  2. once the external user finishes his self-enrollment and his account is created, the system should automatically and immediately put him into that community where the process had originated. Also the inviting internal user is notified

  • as an optional enhancement, an internal user can specify in the invitation form multiple communities (those in which he is a member) and the newly created external user should be put into all selected communities


In real world scenarios, external users collaborate with internal users in communities rather than on individual files. In the current implementation (V6.5) there is a unwanted gap between the external user account is created and until the inviting user puts the new user into a community. From the external user's POV the system looks weird as he logs in for the first time and he can see nothing in Connections . This fact often requires additional communication to explain the confusion and extra training of users. This is a serious UX fault - please make Connections intuitive for new external users!

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  • Guest
    Nov 20, 2020

    This is a major frustration for our firm. There are too many steps involved to get an external guest using a community. It is confusing both for the internal and external people. We have to send out a user guide to externals explaining the steps that will be involved before we have even sent them the initial invite.

  • Guest
    Mar 26, 2020

    Absolutely agree with that. Self enrollment is a great feature, but it needs to be developed further.