HCL Connections | Product Ideas Portal

Welcome to the HCL Connections Product Ideas Lab! The place where you can submit product ideas and enhancement request. We encourage you to participate by voting on, commenting on, and creating new ideas. All new ideas will be evaluated by the HCL Product Management & Engineering teams, and the next steps will be communicated. While not all submitted ideas will be executed upon, community feedback will play a key role in influencing which ideas are and when they will be implemented.

For more information and upcoming events, please visit our HCL Connections page.

External Users should be able to use the "My Notes" Widget within a external community

We notice that an External Users can not take notices in the "My Notes" Widget but we would request to make this feature working for external users.

This feature is popular with our internal users and should be used by a large number of external users, now.

We've put this widget in multiple external communities. It is designed to help all users (external and internal users) remember things they still have to do in the community.


We also have the widget customized so that Hyperlinks can also be placed in widgets that link to files folders, for example. Now we have to realize that this customization was unnecessary, because we can't make it available to external users.

In the logs we see that the external user has no access to the activities "Todolist" of himself at all. The "My Notes" widget writes the data to The Todolist of the Activities application. However, the external user generally comes to the following link: https://<CONNECTIONS>/activities/service/html/mainpage#todolist"

  • Guest
  • Jul 28 2020
  • Future Consideration
  • Attach files
  • Guest commented
    8 Jun, 2021 04:51am

    The customer is greatly missing this feature in connections which they have already shared with HCL over the email.

  • Guest commented
    28 Jul, 2020 05:52pm

    Exactly! This is a very important Feature!

    The problem here is that the external user has no access to the own activity "Todos" database. Therefore, no to dos can be created via the my notes widget.

    However, external users cannot create "To dos" in the community with the widget, as these todos are stored in their own activities database.

    Either you rebuild the widget so that the data is stored in the activities app of the community or you give external users access to your own activities.

  • Guest commented
    28 Jul, 2020 04:13pm

    Not mentioned on Docu:
    https://help.hcltechsw.com/connections/v65/user/eucommon/c_eucommon_ext_user.html
    so I would expect it to work.