Auto-Accept: New Business Feature

Posted on June 20, 2019 by Anthony James Founder/CEOAnthony James Founder/CEO

When we launched the Linux Academy for Business platform, we had it set up where you had to accept a request to allow someone to join your organization(no auto-accept). Our reasoning was to protect an organization’s auto-join link.  If this were public and unmonitored, an external person could sign-up, and automatically take up a license from the license pool. While this secure workflow helped prevent a lot of potential issues, we also know that our customers like choices. Originally, we provided two options:

  • Require that invites be accepted

OR

  • Send direct invitations

Today, I’m happy to announce we have pushed a new feature that auto-accepts any requests to join your organization. This helps reduce the amount of time and friction in getting your users online and training.

The Auto-Accept feature once enabled, works for all your Request to Join URLs. Every group on your organization has a Request to Join URL, either for a full license or to join a specific group. Linux Academy provides these links as they help to quickly add learners, which can be a huge time saver when attempting to add large groups to your organization in a short period of time.

How to Enable Auto-Accept

  1. Open your Linux Academy for Business dashboard.
  2. Click on Administration from the navigation bar and then select Manage Invitations.
  3. Select the Enable Auto-Accept for Request to Join Links button under Organization Join Link.
  4. (Optional) Enter a domain for the Auto-Accept.
  5. Select Confirm.

From now on, when someone requests to join your organization, it will auto-accept their request.

Selecting Auto-Accept will give the option to choose which domain Auto-Accept will work on. This helps limit who can join your organization to only those who are a part of that domain.

You can change the domain at a later date if need be, or remove it altogether. Linux Academy does recommend setting a domain to help protect your license pool and restrict the automatic acceptance to those within your organization.

Make sure to stay tuned into the Linux Academy Blog, as well as the Weekly Updates here and on YouTube for updates on all of our releases.

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