Group Visibility

An Owner of a group can specify one of three visibility options for a group in HydroShare:

  1. Private Group:
    • The group is not visible on the Find Groups landing page
    • Users cannot discover the group by using the search box on the Find Groups landing page
    • New membership in private groups are determined by the Owners, who invite individual users to join
    • A private group can only be accessed via a user’s “My Groups” page
  2. Discoverable:
    • The group is visible on the Find Groups landing page
    • The group can be discovered by using the search box on the Find Groups landing page
    • The lists of group members and shared resources are only visible to group members
    • New membership is determined by Owners, who can invite individual users to join OR can accept user requests for membership
  3. Public:
    • The group is visible on the Find Groups landing page
    • The group can be discovered by using the search box on the Find Groups landing page
    • The group can be discovered by using the search box on the Find Groups landing page
    • Any HydroShare user can view the list of group members
    • The list of resources shared with the group is only visible to group members
    • Individual users may be invited to join the group by any group member OR the individual user may submit a request for membership without invitation
    • New membership is ultimately determined by the group owners.