Members Only Website Access and Security
Control Security Levels and Access to Your Website For Staff, Volunteers, Members and Supporters
Wild Apricot software is tailored for member-based communities: associations, clubs, charities, churches - and any other groups and communities, creating a need for control of security levels and accessibility of the site.
Wild Apricot is built and constantly updated by a professional development team. We are proud of our top Microsoft Partner designation - Certified Gold Partner - and follow strict development and quality assurance methodology to ensure security and privacy of your data. Wild Apricot has been tested and certified in stringent Microsoft platform tests
Read more about our security measures.
Here is how you leverage Wild Apricot security mechanisms to run a tight ship:
- Provide secure remote access to staff and volunteers
- Grant different people different levels of access
- Create webpages accessible only for specific member levels
- Control access to blog and forum communications
- Ensure privacy of member data
Remote Access For Staff and Volunteers:
Wild Apricot is designed for organizations who rely on part time staff and volunteers.
They can access your system from anywhere with Internet connection using a personal secure login.
Tap into a pool of your passionate supporters and let them help with web page updates, event registrations and other administrative tasks - so that your group can do more with less.
Setup access for each person to use the appropriate functionality: full control of your account or limited use of specific functions like website management, event registration, membership records management, donations.
Encrypt Website Traffic with HTTPS:
While your online payments are always encrypted for maximum security, Wild Apricot also allows you to provide secure access to your entire website using HTTPS traffic encryption. If you or other administrators access the Internet over a unsecured Wi-Fi connection (such as a public wireless network in a cafe or library) you run the risk of someone intercepting the data you are sending and receiving. Enabling HTTPS will provide protection against this, and visitors to your site can also feel more comfortable knowing traffic is secured.
Create Private Webpages - Accessible Only to Specific Groups:
With Wild Apricot you can create web pages with premium content accessible only to your members - aka Member Intranet.
Or setup web pages for private access by the board or volunteer committees.
Select which people should be granted access - for example, let premium members in but exclude free subscribers and use this as an incentive to grow your membership.
Create web pages to store industry research, provide best practices, members-only blog, members discussion forum and more. Provide a secure member directory. Fully automate access control so that new members are immediately granted access while lapsed members are locked out.
Keep Blog and Forum Communications Secure and Organized:
Wild Apricot's integrated software, online discussion forums and built-in blog module provide a simple and convenient way for your community to share ideas and knowledge. Control who is allowed only to read, who can create comments and who can start new discussion threads and blog posts - to keep your online dialog organized.
Ensure Privacy of Member Data:
Wild Apricot provides you with powerful capabilities to make member data accessible online - in members own profiles, in online directories, online discussions. With power comes responsibility - both your responsibility to your members as well as the need to comply with ever-stringent privacy regulations. Here are some of the privacy controls built into Wild Apricot:
- Each member can only access his or her own record with a secure personal login
- Administrators control which member database fields are accessible only to internal staff, which can be edited by members and which can be displayed on member directory and member profiles
- Each member controls the privacy of his own record - opting in or out of member directory, selecting whether to share his email, phone or picture and all other fields.
- Mass emails you send out from Wild Apricot automatically include unsubscribe link so that each member can change his communication preferences.
With Wild Apricot, each member has the option to edit their own profile via online self-service functionality. Members can choose to opt out from the member directory or display only certain contact information