A Private portal provides an Ideas forum for registered users only. The URL is publicly available, but unless a user is registered they will not be able to log in. Private portals are useful for product teams that want to provide a way for select groups, such as employees, partners or key customers to provide feedback but also to encourage voting and discussion to help with prioritization. All registered users will be able to submit ideas, see what else has been suggested, vote and comment on ideas and follow ideas. By following ideas, a user will be notified when it has been implemented.
Users can only register if they use an email address that belongs to one of the domains included under Configure ideas portal -> Employee/Partner emails. Alternatively, you can set up Single Sign-On for Ideas.
When a user first navigates to the public URL, they are presented with a challenge screen where they can enter their credentials or register. Once a user registers, they will be sent a confirmation email to ensure it's a valid person.
Once a user logs in, submitting ideas is easy. Simply click Add a New Idea. When a user is done, he or she may also log out of the portal.
Searching for ideas
As a user types in the idea title, the existing ideas are searched so that if it already exists that user may add a vote. A user may also search before adding a new idea.