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Status Future Consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 14, 2018

Provide option to request access to restricted content

Today, whenever an user tries to access content which is restricted (e.g. link is referred in other content or shared by another user), the user gets a blank "Access denied" page displayed as dead-end road. This is the case for all content, like

  • Activities
  • Blogs
  • Wiki
  • Restricted community

Instead of a dead-end road, IBM Connections as a social platform should provide the option to get in contact with the content owner to request access including a business justification. It would be up to the content owner to either accept the request or reject.


IBM Connections 5.5 started to provide this option for restricted communities, but limited to search results. If the user receives the community URL by other means, the request to join page is not displayed ... see

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