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Create a forum user

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Create a forum user

You can create forum users, which you then use to define memberships to a forum.

Before you begin

Role required: sn_communities.forum_admin

About this task

A forum user is a logical group of users, user groups, or both. Forum users are reusable. Multiple forum users can be used in any given forum.
Note: Before creating a forum user, check whether an existing forum user matches your requirements.
Table 1. Types of forum user
Public Public users can view the community without logging in. By default, public users have content_read access to questions and answers in public forums.
Registered Users who have signed up to the community and accepted the Terms & Conditions. Once logged in, their access to forum content depends on the permissions set up for each specific forum.
Custom Specific users and user groups that are added as members to the current forum user.
Membership A group of members who have joined a specific forum. Once logged in, their access to forums depends on the permissions set up for each specific forum.


  1. Navigate to Community > Administration > Forum Users.
  2. Click New.
  3. On the form, fill in the fields.
    Table 2. Forum User form
    Field Description
    Name Name of the user.
    Description Description of the user.
    User type Type of user.
  4. Click Submit.
    The forum user is created and added to the Forum Users list.