I would like to use a service like discourse to manage a small community of developers and specialists which are distributed in various parts of the world.
I’ve looked around and discourse seems to be very elegant as a solution to manage the discussions.
I would like it to run as a private install so i have a few questions regarding the privacy:
- Is it possible to hide the whole forum behind a login/password request ? (like .htpassword of Apache, even though Discourse run under Nginx so it surely has a different way to password protect folders).
- if the answer is yes, what kind of limitations will the service have?
- for example is still possibile to use the email to interact with the forum?
Thanks in advance!