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Members & Guests

There are diverse types of user roles with different permission levels in Minerva Messenger. Find general information about Account Settings here.


  The User Account with the MPG Email External Partners
User Roles Members (recommend) or Guests Guests
Invite People Only Members can invite someone to the team. x


Member Accounts

Member is the role only for MPG internal users. Members have basic permissions on the Minerva Messenger team.

Invite Members

You can add someone to your team via a direct invite, a public team invite link, or if they already have an account on the server you can add them to the team yourself. Open up your Minerva Messenger – Navigate to Sidebar – Click the Hamburger menu – Tap “Invite People”.

If you want to invite an MPG internal user to your team, we suggest adding the user as a Member. Because Guest is a user role with limited permissions.


Guest Accounts

Collaboration partners who are working on research projects associated with the Max Planck Society may be invited by MPG employees to register for the Service with a guest account. The guest account feature controls access to channels and other members within the MPG. The inviting MPG employee is responsible for setting the appropriate channel access permissions.

See more information about guest accounts here.

Invite Guests
Service members (not guests) can invite members or external collaboration partners to join specific channels as a guest with restricted permissions.




Mattermost Documentation

Account Settings 

Inviting Team Members