Group owners can make private and secret (also known as private unlisted) groups accessible to outside contributors if you enable this feature in your community.
This article provides the procedure for enabling external groups in your Jive community.
In an externally accessible group, all the group members (both external contributors and standard community users) can invite external contributors to these groups. When disabled after being enabled for a period, all content created by external contributors continues to exist. Also, external contributors continue to be visible in the community, but they are no longer able to log in.
Externally accessible groups are available by default.
To permit users to create an externally accessible group:
- Navigate to Admin Console > Permissions > Social Group Permissions.
- Select the specific users or user groups you want to allow the permission to create external groups.
- Assign permission to Create externally accessible groups.
Create externally accessible group permission allows users to create social groups with external access. Manage social group permission also gives users this ability, but it also includes being able to manage any social group.
- Click Save, to apply the changes.
The users with the permissions assigned can see the option to Enable external access under the Advanced options when creating or editing a group in the user interface. For step-by-step instructions on creating a group with external access, see Creating External Groups.