Open Atrium

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This group is to relate experiences with Open Atrium and share ideas about this install profile along with understanding and leveraging Spaces, Features, and Contexts for making it work better for you.

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If you're just getting started, you might find the documentation pages useful.

jhartmann's picture

Permission for Open Atrium Folder

Hello Open Atrium community - I am building a company intranet on Open Atrium, hosted on Pantheon and have a question about Folder permissions. I currently am using Open Atrium Folders and want to set the section visibility of a folder to a certain team. How can I go about doing this? I can set the visibility for certain sections, but only want a certain folder to be visible to a team. Thanks!

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Mariana Achelat's picture

How to send notifications only for OA team members?

I have a rule to send an html mail when new content is created, but is not respecting the user permission to access content.

Is an Open Atrium site that works with OG. I have a space with 7 teams and only team members can view team contents (7 sections asociated to 7 teams). All users have the same role (filter by role is not a solution for me).

The content type in question have two entity reference fields: group audience and section (one per team).

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Mariana Achelat's picture

Terms and Condition by space or role


I have an OA site with my first space working as a "course" with sections for homework, calendar, resources and team sections for team work. The idea is make this space blueprint for create more courses like this and other 2 types of "courses" (space blueprint). I need to do "legal terms" for users but different for each space (course) or can be by role too and I can create role by type (blueprint) of space.
Also I need a list of users who accepted the terms.

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smalltalkman's picture

LMS structure

I am implementing basic functionality:

teacher creates an assignment for a particular class
student views the assignment and submits classwork
teacher views the classwork, makes corrections, and marks

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Alex Overton's picture

Views filter Discusson (comments) by new comments

Hi, Pulling what's left of hair out...

So creating a view to show just "new" comments in discussion content type.

For interest this is to display "menu badge" icon on a "forum" section that I have created.

I can see that OA has "new" status possibly using the 'flags' module...but can not seem to leverage this a relationship or filter .

Looking for pointers ...tried using PHP filter in view luck so far...
return comment_num_new($data->nid) == 0;

help much appreciated thanks in advance.


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SHIJU JOHN's picture

Improve Tagging experiance between spaces

I am new to open Atrium and developing an open atrium website. I want to give a better tagging experience for users by giving an option to select the related content/spaces while creating. Also want to display the related content in alphabetical order with count. Please suggest

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mediajam's picture

Drupal core version

How can I see what version of drupal core is included in an OA distribution?
Is there a way to update the drupal core to a later version after updating to the latest OA update?

Thank you.

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smalltalkman's picture

context menu


I have a large set of content fairly well organized into a menu structure with tagging. A user will typically find a page by search, taxonomy term list, or through the menu at the space level.

When someone views a page I want to display its context in the menu tree. I have added the OG menu tree via panels but it has a fixed starting point(Fixed parent item). Always the same tree is displayed even if the page has no menu item.

What I seek is something like starting point -1: display the page's parent , siblings, and children's menu items.

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Chrissuli's picture

Integrating Content and Learning Management Systems

Hi there,

I have heard that there are already Use Cases given for using Atrium as an LMS (Learning Management System). If so, can anyone tell me what the status of these are?

At present Atrium appears to me to be a well developed collaboration and content management system with many of the features and functionalities already installed for what I was hoping for from an LMS, but, does not appear to have the capability, yet, to perform the more specialist LMS functions, let alone a few special additional functional developments that I have in mind.

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nkanderson's picture

Folder page menu

I'm on the latest version of OA (2.69), trying to figure out how to set up a folder page (document center item) that contains a menu of the items contained within the folder. Seems like something that should be possible with the menu tree options, but I can't get a contextual menu to work.

I've tried adding different menu panes under Admin > Structure > Panelizer > Document Page > Content. The only one that seems to work (i.e. display anything at all) is the Group Menu. Anyone else run into this issue or have a solution?

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wheretoplaygames's picture

Can I use existing Drupal users/logins with Open Atrium? LDAP?

Never heard of LDAP until today.

This will be my first Drupal project in 10 years and my first Open Atrium project ever.

The company has an existing public Drupal 7 site and would like to create a separate Open Atrium intranet. Can I use the existing Drupal logins for the new OA2 intranet?

Is LDAP where I should be looking?

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HJulien's picture

Wrapping my head around the Open Atrium Structure

I'm having difficulty figuring out how to make the structure I need work in Open Atrium. I'm wondering if it's even possible. I'm definitely stumped with the words used and how to map things.

I need to have multiple TYPES of groups that fall into 2 CATEGORIES:

1. ACTION groups (TYPES: examples are topic collaboration and event collaboration)
2. PROFILE groups (TYPES: different types of organizations such as government and business)

In my non-Open Atrium site they were all Organic groups with different types of content types within them.

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coolhandlukek2's picture

Content section creation outside a customer sub-space


Am using OA2 and I have a general question that seemed to have stumped a couple of the guys that I work with.

Basic setup - OA 2 with the need for a client support ticketing system.

Here is how the site is constructed

Main Space (SUPPORT HOME - Access Public)
The support space for all clients to access, features here include a support wiki's/documents (content) sections.

The clients support pages, holding section for the creation and viewing support tickets.


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smalltalkman's picture



I see a lot of potential in OA2 but find it very difficult to work with. I encounter a problem and it can take weeks to resolve. I have tried to attract paid support to no avail.

One harebrained scheme is to form a technical collaboration group of others working with OA in a similar way. Fewer members but perhaps more focus and responsiveness. A possibility is common access: see how someone else accomplished something or take a close look at an issue someone else is struggling with.

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stox's picture

Using OA for a consultant-led project collaboration system

Apologies in advance for the long post, but I'm at the point that I need to lay it all out to get over this hurdle :)

I’m pretty sure I understand the basics of OA but I’m finding some things a bit more difficult than I expected to, so I just want to validate my approach before I sink more time into this. I'm using version 2.65.

I’m looking to use open atrium to build a project collaboration system for consultant-led projects.

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marqpdx's picture

Using Blueprints to share Spaces and Files?

hi all, a question about blueprints...

as it seems that blueprinting is based on node cloning, i am not sure the best way to do this. i want to create a "master space template" with three pdf's and one panels page.

then, i want to make other new Spaces, based off this master space template. yay, and that works perfectly.

but, what do i do when i have an update to one of those pdf's in the master template? workflow-wise, i want all the already created spaces (from this master template) to receive those updated files, as soon as i upload them to the master template Space.

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digitalfarmer's picture

How do I recreate Group membership field in account settings?

I managed to delete the og_user_node field while trying to get automatic group membership working.

Don't ask -- it was stupid and ugly.

But now I have an installation with content that I can't add users to groups.

Does anyone know of a quick way to pull this system out of the fire? I'm just getting back into drupal and OA after an absence of a couple years.

Thanks in advance!

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bojie.wu's picture

Is there any way to control visibility with every discussion post ?

I want to create a post just teams, groups, member which I choose can see.
Is any way to do that?

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kevinschmidt's picture

Add Comment Types Within a Single Comment Thread Drupal 8

Using comments can be very useful for collaboration. However, additional functionality is still needed for my intended purposes.

Is it possible to include different comment types within a single comment thread?

Within a single comment thread, different comment types will be marked with Icon Images preceding each comment so they will be easily recognized by the users.


Image Icon | Image Comment
File Icon | File Comment
Text Icon | Text Comment

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SergeBr's picture

Can't set Password on brand new install

on a new install openatrium-7.x-2.63-core :
all visitors can create an account with email validation.
I fill the form, receive the email, open the modification page, set the new password and the I arrive on a Error page.
The url is :

The message is :
The website encountered an unexpected error. Please try again later.

The other modules I have activated are :
And the language is in French (default) and English

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