Technical Community Code of Conduct 2023
The CyberArk Technical Community (hereafter referred to as “Community”) is the place to ask questions, seek guidance, and share solutions and best practices with your fellow CyberArk Community Members. CyberArk encourages its community members to learn from each other and share knowledge as we want the Community to be the go-to resource for CyberArk information. With that in mind, we have a few guidelines for our users to follow!
Communication Standards for the Technical Community
Help Improve the Discussion
- If you have a question in mind, please spend some time browsing the discussions available before starting your own. You’ll have a better chance of meeting others who share your interests, and your replies will be more meaningful.
- Make sure to include as much detail as possible in your initial post! This will help forum members craft better responses allowing you to get your questions answered even faster!
- Help make the Community a great place for knowledge sharing by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. Before you post, ask yourself if you are sure your post adds to the conversation, if not, think things over and come back later.
- The topics discussed matter to all of us. Be respectful of the topics, the time it takes to craft a question and the people discussing them, even if you disagree.
- Keep in mind that discussions are publicly accessible. Protect your personal information and sensitive information.
See a Problem? Flag It
- Moderators are responsible for this forum, but they need your help! With your assistance, moderators can be Community facilitators, not just janitors or police.
- If you see bad behavior, don’t encourage this behavior by acknowledging it with a reply. Just flag it. Immediate action will be taken by one of our Moderators to correct this.
- In order to keep our Community a place of growth and learning, moderators reserve the right to remove any content and suspend a user account at any time.
- Posts are not previewed or held in a queue. Moderators and the site operators take no responsibility for any content posted by Community members.
Improve the Community through participation
- Help make the Community a better place by sharing your CyberArk expertise. You may have just the right answer that somebody else is looking for, so don’t be shy about adding your insights to the conversation.
- Use the ‘like’ button to emphasize useful responses from your peers.
- Use your ‘like’ and ‘best answer’ button to emphasize useful responses.
- Flag posts and articles which need improvement.
Discussing Certification Exam Questions is Not Permitted
- We are aware of several sites purporting to sell “Exam Dumps” or “Practice Exams” for CyberArk Certification exams as well as for many other popular Certification Programs. We want to issue a word of caution about purchasing these products.
- There are currently no authorized sellers of CyberArk exam preparation materials. Our goal in the creation of a certification program was to create certification exams that test for real world experience. Cyberark products are complex solutions that cannot be mastered in a single training class or by quick exam study. Using materials that “teach to the exam” will not ensure preparedness for a real-world CyberArk Environment. Therefore, CyberArk has not created these kinds of materials nor authorized any third- party vendors to do so.
- We ask you to do your part to maintain the value this program provides to our customers, partners, and certified individuals:
- Do not use unauthorized study materials.
- Do not divulge to anyone what you have seen on a CyberArk Certification Exam.
- Do not provide answers to anyone using the CyberArk Community or other public forums to seek inappropriate help preparing for exams or interviews.
- Report to moderators any accounts seeking answers to test or interview questions.
Promotions and Commercial Solicitations are not allowed
- In order to preserve the integrity of the Community, content and activities consisting of advertising, promotion (different to open-source solutions), or solicitation (whether direct or indirect) is not allowed, including:
- Creating, modifying, or posting content regarding your (or your relative’s, close friends, business associates, or employer’s) products or services.
- Creating, modifying, or posting content regarding your competitors’ products or services.
- Creating, modifying, or posting content in exchange for compensation of any kind (including free or discounted products, refunds, or reimbursements) or on behalf of anyone else.
- Offering compensation or requesting compensation (including free or discounted products) in exchange for creating, modifying, or posting content.
- Posting advertisements or solicitations, including URLs with referrer tags or affiliate codes.
Think before posting
- Reasonable, well thought-out, and detailed posts help other Community members understand what is being asked or explained. When expressing negative views, take a deep breath and review what is being said before posting to ensure the post is both constructive and respectful to others.
- When posting a link please confirm it is not malicious and is valid.
- When posting a question please ensure to include all relevant information. This includes your product, version, and full details of what is occurring. One sentence questions are rarely good questions!
- When posting an answer, please include all relevant details, one sentence answers rarely help resolve a question!
Protect your Personal Information
- When posting to CyberArk’s forums please use your best judgment when disclosing information about yourself.
- Moderators try to keep the forum a safe environment to post and may remove any posts that reveal sensitive information such as addresses, phone numbers, names, or other identifying information.
Do not SPAM
- Spam can include cross posting the same information in multiple threads across multiple forums, repeated advertisements in several threads, or posts containing less than helpful content (such as “+1”, “first post”, or “grabbing popcorn”). We encourage meaningful conversations on our forums and spam posts are often counter to this goal.
Post in Relevant Topic
- Posting in relevant forums ensures threads are seen by the Community members that are most interested in the subject. Please take some time reviewing the various forums to ensure you are posting to the best place.
- Make sure to tag your question with the appropriate Topics.
- Moderators will adjust post topics as needed.
CyberArk’s Technical Community management team encourages all active Community Members to refer to these guidelines before asking or answering a question and before flagging a post. This community is truly a user-powered community where quality is stressed over quantity. If we search to validate if our question has been asked or answered, and if we are only posting an answer to provide a solution which truly solves the discussed issue or to provide a valuable point of view to the discussed topic.
For any other issues not covered here we encourage our Community Members to provide us with direct feedback by emailing the CyberArk Technical Community management team [email protected].
Please also visit CyberArk’s Technical Community Rules of Engagement to be informed of the rules which govern your access and use of the CyberArk communities.