Community articleWorking with stand-alone forum members
Added by IBM contributorIBM on December 21, 2015
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Using the Atom Publishing Protocol, also known as AtomPub, you can add members as owners or moderators to the members list of a stand-alone forum and make updates to the list. All forums are public, so anyone who can authenticate with IBM Connections is considered a member of its forums. Only forum owners can add people to a forum as owners and moderators.



Using the Atom Publishing Protocol, also known as AtomPub, you can add members as owners or moderators to the members list of a stand-alone forum and make updates to the list. All forums are public, so anyone who can authenticate with IBM Connections is considered a member of its forums. Only forum owners can add people to a forum as owners and moderators.


Adding an owner or moderator to a stand-alone forum programmatically
To add an owner or moderator to the members list of a forum, send an Atom entry document containing the new member to the access control list feed. Use the <snx:role> element to specify which role you want the person to have. You can only add one member per post.

Retrieving a stand-alone forum owner or moderator programmatically
To retrieve the member entry document for the owner or moderator of a stand-alone forum, use the edit link found in the member entry in the members feed.

Updating an owner or moderator of a stand-alone forum programmatically
To change the role of a member in a stand-alone forum from owner to moderator or the other way around, send an updated member document in Atom format to the existing member's edit web address.

Deleting an owner or moderator from a stand-alone forum programmatically
Use the HTTP DELETE command to remove a person from the owner or moderator role of a forum. Everyone has member-level access to forums; you cannot use this procedure to prevent a person from having member-level access to a forum.