Making a public forum private


I already created Discourse forum and have some sign-ups. But I want to make it private such that only some members can post or view the forum. Is there any way to do it?

Thank you

Hi @Hai_Kukoten

Yes, it is absolutely possible. You could enable the setting login_required that way, anyone who wants to view or post would have to sign up first.

if you want to make it so that no new users are able to register, uncheck the allow_new_registations setting.

If you want to access control the existing users, you can use groups to grant/revoke permissions


You can also visit /wizard to change those settings.