Can a site administrator assign a user to a user type?
Can someone from Laserfiche answer this?
Not at this time. Users are the only ones who can set their own type.
How does Laserfiche do it with Answers?
Answers' authentication mechanism is customized to use the Support site accounts. When registering for the Support site, you're specifying the company you work for (through the server serial). That ties into our internal systems, so the user gets sorted into the appropriate category in Answers (and gets other properties populated, like CPP and conference participation badges).
OK. It would be a nice feature to allow a system admin to set the User Type and not allow the user to change that.
How do you see this working on large systems?
With most systems that are similar you are setting registered users to a group by default and then changing their group if needed. Since this is also connected to Laserfiche groups, it would be nice to specify which groups would be added to which user type.
Thanks. I'll add it to the enhancements list.
Also Miruna, we as a school district would like to use and leverage the extensive Badging/Reputation system that is housed in Discussions.
With that said, the only way we saw to be able to assign users a(n) Badge/Achievement, is to apply the badge rule to a "user type" - we were then hoping that could assign said user types to members which would then give them the appropriate badge(s).
Unless you know of another way to be able to assign badges to users that aren't tied to number metrics? (Adding options to 'Custom/Other' maybe??)