Redirect to login if chat or ticket requires login instead of hiding departments from the dropdown box
Idea shared by Pantheon - 10/14/2019 at 5:16 PM
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Right now if you set a department's permissions so that only registered users or registered users with a verified email can submit tickets or start chats, then it hides the department from the dropdown on the portal and chat widget if the user doesn't meet those requirements. 

But I don't see how that makes sense, since how does the user know they have to login in order to see those departments? There is no notification of any kind. It simply hides the departments from view. 

I think if you set permissions so that only registered users or registered users with a verified email can submit a ticket or start a live chat, then it should redirect to the login page if they select a department which has such permissions and they're not logged in. 

Doesn't that make a lot more sense? And if the user is logged in and the permission is registered user with verified email, it shows a message telling the user they need to verify their email before they can proceed.

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Ben Gilstrap Replied
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Pantheon,

Thanks for the suggestion!  I've submitted this as a feature request for you.
Ben Gilstrap
Regional Sales Executive
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
www.smartertools.com
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Can someone tell me if they are going to do this? I really need this. Doesn't it make sense? If you set permissions so only users logged in can do live chat and tickets, it should show the chat widget and ticket icon in the portal even if a user isn't logged in, since they won't even know these things exist if it's the first time on the site. I need it so if I set permissions so only registered users can start live chats or open tickets then the chat widget still shows and the ticket icon in the portal still shows if a user isn't logged in, but if they try to open the widget or click the ticket icon in the portal it will redirect to the login page so they can login then ideally it would redirect to the page they were trying to access, either the ticket page on the portal or the chat in the widget.

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