I have a specific use case that I’d like to know if there’s an easier way to do it.
- Not all of our users (via our SSO) have active forum accounts
- We regularly need to add users to a forum group, for access to a private forum
- Whether users have active forum accounts isn’t known before attempting to add them to the group
Every month a staff member has a list of 100+ accounts that qualify for access to the private forum. Those accounts have SSO usernames and email addresses, but may not have a forum account yet.
Is there a simple way to add people to a group if they already have forum accounts, and invite them to the forum (automatically adding to the group) if they do not?
On the Groups page, the Add Members button allows pasting in a comma-separated list of usernames. When those are valid usernames, and they’ll be added to the group. When a username isn’t valid (i.e. no forum account yet), that fails, and they aren’t added.
Short of manually scanning through the list of users successfully added to the group, identifying which usernames didn’t get added, and then sending those people a forum invitation (e.g. Multiple Use Invite Links) - is there a simple way that we can combine Invite and Add to Group for a mix of current and prospective forum users?