Whaller's architecture is designed to support scalabilty and complex networks.

It includes three key elements:

  • Spheres: Secure, independent discussion spaces where members can communicate and collaborate.

  • Organizations: A group of multiple spheres, including a members portal.

  • Federations: An easy way to group together and manage multiple organizations. Federations are particularly suited to large structures such as a group and its subsidiaries, a sports league and its clubs, etc.

Rights in an organization

Organizations can include both members and external visitors.

Some members have the role of organization manager (the highest level of rights).

There are also some secondary roles with their own specifc rights and responsibilities:

  • Allocator: can award gifts (in the form of badges and points) to organization members

  • CMS editor: in charge of customizing the content on an organization's portal (articles and widgets)

  • Custom rights linked to a "role"

Rights in a sphere

Spheres have members. Members of spheres can include members or

visitors of the organization (if the sphere is accessible to visitors).

Some members have the role of sphere administrator (the highest level of rights in a sphere). Visitors cannot be sphere administrators.

A secondary role is also available in spheres:

  • Publisher: can pin messages and force the sending of new message email notifications to all members

Note: Organization managers are not necessarily administrators of all the spheres in their organization. However, they can appoint themselves or other members as sphere administrators.

Rights in a federation

Federations do not have specific administrative rights. However, the managers of the main organization (also known as the "parent" organization) have access to a management console for their federation.

Note: Managers of the "parent" organization are not necessarily members or managers of the "daughter" organizations.

All roles and rights

Click on the tables below to see a more detailed breakdown of all user roles and rights on Whaller.

* unless restricted by the settings
** unless writing is restricted
(i) action possible via the organization's management pages
(ii) invitation via spheres validated by the manager except if there is a specific right via roles or an authorized domain name
(iii) editing authorized only for posts of which you are the author

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