Path: Community Settings >> Security >> Access Restrictions
 
This section allows administrator of the community to set various types of access restrictions or auto-approvals, curse filtering and SSL security and government compliance settings. It is separated in 2 major toggle sections:

Basic Settings

Advanced Settings

Access Restrictions: Basic

Toggling the switch to Basic will show the following settings:

Approvals Required

Email Based Access Control

Secure Cookie

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Approvals Required

New Members Approval:
When this setting is ON , all the new members registering or joining the community will first require Moderator's approval to participate in the community.
Help Article: https://support.ideascale.com/en/articles/new-members-approval

Email Based Access Control

This section allows to set restriction on the users who join the community based on their email domain. The administrator can auto approve as well as blacklist the email domains.
Help Article: https://support.ideascale.com/setup/email-domain-based-access-control
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Secure Cookie

Secure cookie works only when SSL Security is turned on. When enabled, the community works in a secured cookie only. For example, a user is a member of 2 communities where one is Secure cookie enabled and other is not. He/She will not be able to switch from one community to another in the same cookie. To go to another community, the user will have to re-login.

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Access Restrictions: Advanced

Toggling the switch to Advanced will show following setting in addition to the Basic settings mentioned above:

2 Step Authentication

IP Based Access Restriction

Curse Filtering

Government Compliance

Turn off auto-redirect for your domain

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2 Step Authentication

The 2 step authentication feature applies only to the IdeaScale Email and Password authentication pathway.
Help Article: https://support.ideascale.com/en/articles/2035154-2-step-authentication
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IP Based Access Restriction

IP based access restriction allows the administrator to control access to the community based on IP (Internet Protocol) address. Only those users who access the community from the defined IP addresses are allowed to view and participate in the community.
Help Article: https://support.ideascale.com/setup/ip-based-access-restriction
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Curse Filtering

Curse filtering feature allows the admin to blocks certain abusive words from the community.
Help Article: https://support.ideascale.com/setup/curse-filtering

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Government Compliance

This section helps to make the community compliant according to government norms for Accessibility, Security and Privacy.
 Help Article : https://support.ideascale.com/government/government-compliance-overvie
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Turn off auto- redirect for your domain

This setting prevents the sending of email to anyone having @domain.com even though they have not entered the community.

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