A user will go through the following process if invited to an IdeaScale community for the first time or an existing member (already registered with IdeaScale) tries to join a community.
Invited to a community
A member can be invited by the administrator to join the community by sending an invitation email. The member needs to click the link “Yes this is my email” to verify his email address and complete the registration process.
Once the member clicks on the link "Yes, this is my email" member will be asked to enter the verification code.
The user will then be auto logged in to the account and will be prompted to set up the Profile. The member would need to set up profile which start with account password.
After setting the password user will have to create a name for @mention and username followed by member profile questions, in case the community has set them up.
Register to a Community
A user can register to a community by creating an account with IdeaScale. To register with us click on 'Register' link on the login page.
This will take the user to the registration page
Upon completing the registration process, you will get the following screen.
Go to your inbox to verify your email address by clicking on the link within the verification email sent to you.
Clicking the link and inputting the verification code from your email will bring you inside your new IdeaScale account where you will set your password and then complete your community profile. Complete all required fields.
In certain communities there will be a moderator approval required for all new user willing to participate in a community. Members will be able to participate once the moderator approves the account.
Registered User joining a Community
A registered member can join any new community by logging into the desired community URL with the IdeaScale credentials. Once in, you will see the 'Join This Community' option on the top bar.
On all the instances above, if there is a moderator approval required enabled on the community, after creation of account the user will get a message "A Moderator has been notified to approve your account". Once the moderator has approved the account, you will be able to participate.
The member will have to set up a user name for @mentions in the community. The member can set up different usernames for all the community he has joined.