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Preparatory Steps

Define a User for Linchpin Touch

The concept for Linchpin Touch supports large screens in quasi-public areas (for example: social rooms, entrance areas, factory floors). The displayed information is taken directly from Confluence. Therefore, a user must be logged into the device, who has read-permission for the relevant spaces to be shown on the screen. To do this, we recommend you create a dedicated "board user" and not use one of the existing real users

What contents are available on your touch device depends mainly on the reading permissions of your board user. Any page the board user has no reading permissions for, will not be displayed, even if there's a link to it somewhere. The board user doesn't need any editing permissions at all, and we recommend not giving him any, just in case. 

Linchpin Touch is not intended to work for anonymous, non-logged-in users.

If you want to use personalization features, you'll need to create several board users that have different profile information. Read more about that in the respective section of this documentation. 

Decide on contents for Linchpin Touch

The main area

  • for news, events and similar content
    Examples: Daily updates

  • Contents for this area are usually specifically edited because there is not much room.

The sidebar on the right

  • for the bulk of the information you want to make available
    Examples: Access to older news and static contents, information from HR like job opportunities, image galleries, presentations from different departments, security information & your company vision

  • TIP Think of the sidebar as a two-tiered navigation menu through all the contents you want to be easily accessible from the boards.
    • Pages you include in your sidebar can be from anywhere within your Confluence.
      You don't have to set up this information separately.

The footer at the bottom

  • for a handful of pages that contain information that are most important for users of your touch device:
    Examples: What's for lunch, where to find meeting rooms & a bus timetable

  • Here too, you don't have to offer special pages if the contents you want to show already exist in your intranet.

Of course you don't have to stick to this plan - feel free to put your contents wherever they seem to be at the right place for your specific use case. (smile)

This page was last edited on 11/20/2023.