Board Privacy

Choose different privacy options to limit access to your board

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Written by Markus Palm
Updated over a week ago

Boards can be public, read-only, private, anonymous, or limited to certain users through user roles.

Learn how to:


Public boards

All posts made on public boards are visible to everyone who visits them.

This means anyone who can find your board, will see all posts on the public board. They will also appear in Google search results, etc.


Read-only board

You can disable posting on a board so only the admins can create posts under this board. Users can still vote/comment on posts.

Here's how to make a board read-only:

  1. Go to Dashboard β†’ Settings β†’ Feedback board

  2. Click edit on the board you wish to make read-only.

  3. Check the Disable posting checkbox


Private boards

Posts on a private board are only visible to administrators and help keep internal feedback away from the public.

Here's how to make a board private:

  1. Go to Dashboard β†’ Settings β†’ Feedback board

  2. Click edit on the board you wish to make private.

  3. Check the Private board checkbox


Anonymous boards

If you want to keep your boards public, but prevent users from seeing information about each other, you can turn on the 'Hide author information' option:

  1. Go to Dashboard β†’ Settings β†’ Feedback board

  2. Select 'Hide Author Info'

This hides the user's information from everywhere, including all posts and comments, making it anonymous.


Author-only boards

You can make all posts made on a certain board be seen only by you and the author by default. This can be very useful for sensitive feedback, like bug reports, etc.

  1. Go to Dashboard β†’ Settings β†’ Feedback board

  2. Click edit on the desired board.

  3. Check 'Default to author-only' checkbox


Limited access boards

You can also restrict boards' access only to certain user roles. This can be done via user roles, available on our Enterprise plan.

Limiting access to boards with user roles in Featurebase.

Allowing a certain role only to access a board:

  1. Go to Dashboard β†’ Settings β†’ Feedback board

  2. Choose the board you wish to allow only specific users to access

  3. Click on the role you just created, such as Paid Users

  4. Click on 'Change Board'

Now only users with that role can view or create posts under the board.


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