Frequently Asked QuestionsLogin and RegistrationAccessMy ProfileDiscussionsProduct Support
Do you have a question or issue about Appian Community that's not answered here? Would you like to share feedback on Appian Community?
Please email email@example.com with the details including relevant links, screenshots and a clear description.
How do I login or register?
Click on the avatar in the upper right hand corner. To login in enter your email address and your Community password. If you don’t have an account, click on the link to ‘Register Now’ to create one using your email address.
Why should I register with the Appian Community?
Creating an Appian Community account will provide you further access to Community features enabling you to:
Appian Customers and Partners also receive further access to content, resources and tools. Click here to learn more.
How do I register as a user from an Appian Customer or Partner organization?
To register as a customer or partner user view this article.
What Appian Community tools and resources do I have access to?
The Appian Community site is your doorway into the informative and collaborative online content, resources and tools from Appian. From the site you can access many self service and community tools and resources via a single place. For some of these resources, the Community site provides links to the following other Appian sites that you will be forwarded to.
All sites use the same set of user credentials for access. Your user type will determine your access to content and resources.
Although a user can be linked with multiple accounts, they can only be associated with a single user type. Your user type is displayed on your Community profile page.
The following tables summarize access by user type and resource.
Read & Participate in Discussions
Explore the AppMarket
Download Apps from the AppMarket* Free & Downloadable Apps
The Appian Playbook
Health Check Request Analysis Form
Latest Product Webinar
Training Program Information
User Event Presentations
Case Management - Product Support Cases* Support Case Contacts only
Account Management - View account info
Account Management - Add installation details
Account Management - Manage users* Only account admins can manage users
Software Downloads * Specified users only for on-premise accounts
License Requests* Specified users only for on-premise accounts
How can I access User Event presentations and content (AppianWORLD, AppianEUROPE, etc.)?
You’ll need to log into Community to view the presentations. If you still don’t have access, please see the info below:
How can I update my profile and my avatar?
Once logged in, click on the avatar in the upper right hand corner and select ‘Profile’. Click on the Edit Profile link and enter in the information you would like to add or update. You can select an avatar picture, update your display name and enter in other information about yourself. Note that your email address will be visible in the read only view but will not be editable and displayed in the edit view.
What about my profile is viewable publicly and to other members?
Your avatar, display name, about, interests and skills are viewable publicly along with your community activity (e.g. posts or replies). If you have an A-Score or an Appian Certification, that badge will also be visible on your profile.
Your connections are who you choose to share your profile information with. Connections can view the information you complete on your user profile. Note that connections cannot view your email address or primary member organization.
Other Community users can view your Profile page but will only be able to see the public fields mentioned above.
What is my Connections list and how do I add members?
Connections allow you to associate with others on the Appian Community. Connected members can view profile details about each other and are able to exchange private messages.
To add a connection, navigate to the user’s profile by searching for them in the Advanced Search or by clicking on their display name on content they have authored. On their user profile page click on the ‘Connect’ button and complete the form. The member will be notified about the connection request and can accept or deny the request.
What is a private message and how do I send one?
Private messages enable you to send private notes to your Community connections. Click on the Messages icon on the header, select ‘New Message’ and complete the form. Note in the Recipients field you will only be able to select your connections.
What are achievements?
Achievements are awarded to Community users based on the user’s involvement in certain activities in the Appian Community.
How do I ask a question?
On the Discussions page select a category where you would like to post a topic or question to. Click on the ‘Ask a question’ button, enter a subject and description and click on the ‘Post’ button.
How do I insert an image or file in a post or reply?
On a new post in the Description field you can drag the file or image into the editor. You can also click on the ‘Insert’ menu item and select ‘Insert image/video/file’ option. In the form that opens up select ‘File Upload’ in the ‘From’ drop-down and then select the file, image or video you would like to upload.
What is a Verified Answer? What is a Suggested Answer?
Answers identify responses that have provided a solution to a question that is posted. When a question has an answer, the question and the corresponding answer get icons to distinguish them.
A reply becomes a verified answer when the post author or a Community moderator clicks on the ‘This helped me’ link on the reply. A reply becomes a suggested answer if a Community member clicks on the ‘This helped me’ link on the reply. If multiple Community members indicate a specific reply helped them then that reply gets elevated from a suggested answer to a verified answer.
Verified answers are identified by a green check-mark and suggested answers are identified by an orange check-mark.
What is a tag? How is a tag used?
A tag is a single keyword or phrase that describes or categorizes content. You can add one or more tags to discussion posts you create. Make sure to use tags that are relevant for the post. For example, in a post about a SAIL recipe, you might add the tags: SAIL, recipe.
Tags are also added to content in other areas of the Community. Tags are used to navigate content in the Knowledge Base, The Appian Playbook and resources in the Partner area. A tag cloud is displayed in these areas. The more frequently a tag is used, the larger it appears in the tag cloud.
How do I open a new product support case?
Make sure you are logged in and registered as a customer or partner user. Click on the Create/Manages Cases button on the Community Support page. Clicking on the button will open up the Appian Support site in a new tab. Appian support contacts will have the option to create cases on this site.
© 2021 Appian. All rights reserved.