Bear in mind that after performing the operating in this section, you need to create groups and assign them applications as in the Group Owner's Guide. You can use the Community Management Guide to create (or change) membership and roles in the community.
A valid license is required to use any application running on the Telligent Evolution platform.
Once you've received your license file:
Save the license file locally or to a networked drive.
Navigate to Control Panel Dashboard > Site Administration > Manage Licenses.
Select the license file you saved in step 1. The path to the file is displayed in the text field.
Click Install. For your reference, we list the basic information about your license (name, email, company, installation date), the products installed and the license attributes. If your license has an expiration date, you'll see the expiration date for each product and warnings to renew your license as your expiration date nears. Contact Telligent Support with any licensing questions.
Telligent Community can be configured to handle membership in one of two ways:
Define your own membership rules within the community with users authenticated through the standard ASP.NET Forms authentication.
Use the security that is already part of another application in your environment for login, logout, and registration. This enables members of your community to log in once and gain access to all related systems without being prompted to log in or register multiple times. We offer three options for single sign-on authentication:
Forms Authentication - Shared authentication with other Microsoft ASP.NET applications
Cookie Authentication - Shared authentication with applications that don't use Microsoft ASP.NET (e.g., PHP, ColdFusion)
Windows Authentication - Shared authentication within an internal environment using Windows Active Directory
If your community does not share authentication with other applications in your environment, when you first log into the community, it is initially configured to:
Allow login by anyone who has an approved, registered user account.
Allow visitors to the community to register with:
Visitors are tracked via the CSAnonymous cookie and cannot view members' profiles.
A registered user:
Regardless of how your site is configured, you can:
You can customize any of these settings for your community:
Groups define the areas of interest for your community and allow you to control the type of content and the access to that content for community members. You can define a group hierarchy with any number of groups and levels of subgroups. Groups can be one of five different types:
We provide two groups by default:
Groups can include zero or more of each application type (blog, wiki, forum, file gallery), depending on the requirements for each group. Read more about applications and the configuration options available.
As an administrator, you can:
Content within your community is structured by application. We support four application types:
Applications can only exist within a group. We recommend that you DO NOT create applications under the Site Root group to ensure that community members can navigate easily to all applications and the content within those application include the correct permissions. When you create a new group, we create one of each application type automatically. You can then can remove any of these applications or add additional applications as necessary through group management.
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