Act in the name of an element - what does that mean?
Sometimes you want to share official information and/or you want to emphasize that your department/team is behind something by acting in the name of a page, workspace or event. In COYO this function is particularly useful when dealing with timeline items and/or blogs. From a technical perspective this feature is named "functional user"
What are the prerequisites to use the feature?
In order to create in a third parties name, you need the right to so, an admin has to assign you the respective right to either act as a local or global user. You finde these rights within the administration when configuring a role in the general section.
What is the difference between local and global?
Local means that you are allowed within an element to act as a page, workspace or event, given you are admin of it. Global extends this option to all other places within your COYO, you can then also post on other timelines or comment it in the name of your element. Hereby, you can only act as an element you are admin of or you can switch do moderator mode to have extended options.
How can I use the feature?
As soon as you have the right, you can choose for the respective elements as whom you want to act.
How does this look like for a timeline post
Using the dropdown button for your timeline item, you can choose as whom you want to publish. You can select all elements you are admin of.
The same option is available for comments, given you have the rights.
Can I add a blog as functional user?
For blogs you need to be allowed to publish an element as well as the functional user right. You can just select the option as displayed in the image.
Can I see the author's real name somewhere?
Currently, you can only reveal the author's name for timeline items and only do so when you are in moderator mode or when you are the elements admin.