Request Invite on Invite-Only Discourse


(Travis) #1

My Discourse forum is invite only. I love this but I would like the ability for users that arrive at the forum via search or other means to request an invite.

Currently there’s no obvious way that I can see for a user to gain access to the forum in that way.


(Jeff Atwood) #2

They log in, and you approve the logins in the approval queue.

This already exists.


(Pad Pors) #3

in the invite only mode, it doesn’t seem to allow non-invited users to be able to login/sign up. is there any particular setting for this?


(Allen - Watchman Monitoring) #4

Here are the relevant settings from Discourse I run this fashion:

  • Invite only? Disabled
  • Login Required? Enabled
  • Must Approve Users? Enabled
  • Enable Local Logins? Enabled
  • Allow new registrations? Enabled

(Pad Pors) #5

thanks, so you use must-approve as a way to get invitation.

there’s a very small-huge problem, if i enable the “must approve users”, I will revoke the access of previous-members. is there anyway to inhibit this problem?


(Allen - Watchman Monitoring) #6

The users on your system are already approved (you can see this in their admin pages)

I don’t expect you’d have any issues enabling must-approve on an existing discourse.


(Pad Pors) #7

thanks and i’ll just do a double check about the warning next to this option in a new topic.
and try it.