AEM Communities features often require site visitors to be registered and signed-in before participating in a community in the publish environment. Their user registration need only exist in the publish environment and they are commonly referred to as members to distinguish them from users registered in the author environment.
Using the Communities Members and Groups consoles, members and member groups registered in the publish environment may be created and managed from the author environment. This is only possible when the tunnel service is enabled.
For managing users and groups registered in the author environment, is is necessary to use the platform’s security console:
Tools, Security, Users
Tools, Security, Groups
With sample content deployed and enabled, many sample users exist in both the author and publish environments. These users will not be present when running with nosamplecontent runmode.
In the author environment, to reach the Members console for managing members registered in the publish environment:
It will not be possible to use the Members console if the tunnel service is not enabled.
Select the side panel icon on the left side of the
Members header to toggle open the search side panel.
Select the search icon on the left side of the
Members header to toggle the search side panel closed.
The columns displaying
Likes are updated when the user is a member of one or more community sites with Adobe Analytics enabled.
Export CSV link results in downloading all members as a list of comma-separated values, suitable for importing into a spreadsheet.
The column headers are
| Screen Name |Last Name |First Name |Status |Views |Posts |Follows |Likes |
Create Member in order to create a user in the publish environment.
Most fields are optional fields the member can later fill-in on their profile.
(required) The authorizable ID is the member’s sign-in ID.
By default, the ID is set to the value of the required email address.
Once created, the ID may not be modified.
(required) The member’s email address.
The member may change their email address when updating their profile.I
If the ID defaulted to the email address, the ID will not change when the email address is changed.
(required) The sign-in password.
(required) Re-enter the password for verification.
Add Member to Sites
(optional) Select from existing community sites in order to add the member to the community site’s members group.
Add Member to Groups
(optional) Select from existing member groups in order to add the member to that group.
Under Account settings it is possible for a community administrator to
A member is unable to sign in, preventing them from viewing pages or participating in activities which require sign in. They may still anonymously visit an open community site.
A member has full access to the community site.
If checked, the member’s ability to post content is limited.
Default depends on the configuration of contribution limits.
See Member Contribution Limits.
A link that is present when modifying an existing member. Provides the ability for a community administrator to reset a password for a member.
To provide an avatar for the member, begin by selecting Upload Image and choose an image of type .jpg, .png, .tif, or .gif. The preferred size for an image is 240 x 240 pixels at 72 dpi.
The member may be added to one or more community sites’ members groups. Begin by entering text in the text box.
The member may be added to one or more members groups. Begin by entering text in the text box.
BADGES panel provides the ability to manually assign badges as well as revoke them. The badges may be for assigned roles as well as badges typically earned.
See also Scoring and Badges.
The Groups console, available from the author environment, allows for the creation and management of member groups registered in the publish environment. It is particularly useful for:
To access the Groups console:
It will not be possible to use the Groups console if the tunnel service is not enabled.
Add Group in order to create a group in the publish environment.
The required fields for creating a new publish-side member group are:
(required) The group unique ID.
Once created, the ID may not be modified.
(optional) The display name for the group.
The default value is the ID.
(optional) A description of the group’s purpose and permissions.
Add Members To Group
(optional) Select publish-side members to be included as initial members of the group.
When working with members in the Communities members console, it is necessary to be signed in as a user with appropriate permissions, and for the replication agent used by the tunnel service to be correctly configured.
If not signed in as
admin, then the signed in user must be a member of the
administrators user group.
See also Replication Agents on Author.