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Honored Contributor

Allow someone to post as another user?


We have a blog in which a marketing associate will be posting on behalf of a marketing leader. How can I set up this marketing associate to be able to post as the leader?

We have SSO so I can't just give the marketing associate the leader's credentials.

I could allow the marketing associate to "switch user" but I'd rather not; they should only be able to post as the leader and as themselves.

I could give the marketing associate access to the "Manual migration" feature which allows you to post as someone else from the admin console, but this seems a little ugly / techy and probably also requires me to give her more admin permissions than I'd like.

Other ideas? How have you handled this?


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Honored Contributor

Post it yourself using the switch user functionality if you're not prepared to give the power to anyone else?


But I just finished a months-long effort to get someone besides me to do it! 😆 

I can give "switch user" permission if needed; was hoping for some better / more limited solution though.


Lithium Alumni (Retired)

@CarolineS Ability to Ghost Author, post on behalf of another member is an enhancement we have in the roadmap this year, targeted tentatively in the first half. After the enhancement is rolled out, in your case, the market leader would be able to specify who can post articles on behalf of him/her/them. 


Honored Contributor

That’s great news @SohilM!

Honored Contributor

This thread makes me happy as our team was just discussing some of this.

@SohilM Since you brought it up that awesome news, I'll take the opportunity to ask - Any chance you'll be including the ability to alter who the author was after the fact in that enhanced workflow? IE; We post an article on behalf of Timmy, our CEO. 6 months later, Timmy the CEO is gone. We now want to change the post to reflect our new CEO Tommy. Can we edit the article and change who the author was?

Lithium Alumni (Retired)

@StanGromer Yes, ability to change the author is also part of this year's roadmap. 

Honored Contributor




Respected Contributor

I hope I'm on the right path here but we have a group of users that we want to write articles and be the article author for certain categories but we don't want them to be Article Publishers in that category.  Here's what we do: 

We set up a role at the Community level and assigned these users to that role.  That role can only have Article Publisher permissions in a certain tkb that can only be viewed/accessed by the same users with this role.  The users with this role will write their articles here, we'll review, then move the articles to the area in which they should be housed.  It shows that person along with the person that moved the article as article contributors.

Honored Contributor

Awesome news @SohilM. Ability to change blog author will be very welcome functionality.

Thanks for the update.




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