Settings - Control Panel

The Settings section of the Control Panel contains configuration options that let administrators customize how their digital workplace functions. Settings are divided into the following pages: Global Settings, Public/Private Access, Labels, Community Details, Social Media Sites, and Localization.

The settings section of the control panel.

Features and functionality

Global Settings

Use the options in Global Settings to control the following site-wide features:

  • Likes: Select to turn on/off the ability to like content in the digital workplace. 
  • Feedback: Select to turn on/off the ability to leave feedback in the digital workplace. 
  • Notifications: Select to turn on/off email, mobile, and activity feed notifications in the digital workplace. 
  • Broadcast: Select to turn on/off the ability to broadcast from within the digital workplace. 
  • Labels: Select to turn on/off whether labels are mandatory for published content in the digital workplace.
  • Page Cloning: Select to turn on/off whether users can use pages as templates.
  • Polls: Select to turn on/off whether exported Poll widget information will include user names, email addresses, and choices.
  • File Manager: Select to turn on/off the ability to open files and folders in the File Manager from file previews and Folder Channels.
  • Dashboards: Select to turn on/off whether users have a dashboard and whether they can create personal dashboards.
  • Microblogs: Select to turn microblogs on/off in the digital workplace. Disabling microblogs removes the feature from your digital workplace.
  • Tasks: Select to turn tasks on/off in the digital workplace. 
  • Add Content: Select the content types displayed on the Add Content button.
  • Email Content: Select the content types that can have content added via email.
  • Archive: Select what content types can be archived, and set how long the grace period is.
  • Reserving Documents: Select how strong document reservations are.
  • Calendar: Select to turn on/off open invitations (RSVPs) for new calendar events. It is still possible to toggle this setting on calendar events. Selecting this option will turn off the syncing of the attendees' list for events created in a third-party calendar service. You can only manage the list of attendees in your workplace calendar.
  • GIPHY Integration: Select to turn on/off whether the GIPHY tool will appear on the WYSIWYG editor's toolbar.
  • Clickjacking protection: Select to turn on/off whether locations in your digital workplace can be placed within an iFrame on another site. Hackers sometimes exploit a vulnerability in the web browser to trick people into clicking on concealed links (clickjacking). Turn this setting on to eliminate this threat and prevent users from performing undesired actions.
  • Responsive Design: Select to turn on/off whether your digital workplace's mobile experience is optimized and whether the navigation menu will have items truncated into a single More option.
  • Avatar: Select to turn on/off the ability to send Microsoft Teams messages from avatars. When enabled, you can also select whether avatars appear as squares or circles.
  • Space Members Visibility: Select to turn on/off whether the Members widget displays the members of a space group to users who are not members of that group.
  • Public Sharing: Select to turn on/off whether Space Administrators and users with Full access can change the Anonymous Users access rule.
  • Notify Followers: Select to turn on/off whether publishers can opt-out of sending notifications when content is updated. This feature will be enabled for the following content types: Blog articles, calendar events, documents, forum posts, and wiki articles.


Public/Private Access

Use the Public/Private Access options to control how open your digital workplace is to non-members.

  • Page Access: Select whether to make all locations public or private. This applies to the general public's access setting only and can be overwritten on a per-page basis. Everything is private by default when the site is created.
  • Public Registration & Search Access: Select to turn on/off whether public registration and search are available to non-members. This affects how non-members use the site. Digital workplace members will still have full functionality.
  • Member Profile Access: Select who can view members' profiles. Options include Everyone, Members Only, and Administrators Only. Contacts can always see each other's profiles.

Option to make the workplace public or private.

Manage Labels

Use the options in Manage Labels to:

  • Turn on/off whether labels are mandatory for content in the digital workplace.
  • Add and edit label groups.
  • Add labels to label groups.
  • Select and edit existing labels.

The labels page of a digital workplace.

When naming label groups and labels, you can enter names in multiple languages by selecting the language dropdown next to the name text box.

Community Details

Use the options in Community Details to:

  • Change the name of your digital workplace.
  • Navigate to your digital workplace's preview environment.
  • View basic digital workplace details such as creation date, storage usage, number of members, number of groups, and number of pending invitations.

The community details page.

Social Media Sites

Use the options in Social Media Sites to enable easy sharing of public pages to popular social media sites.

The social media sites page.


Use the options in Localization to:

The localization page.