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Quick Merge for members
new
Orbit App
You can now merge members directly from the Members table by using the bulk actions menu:
Quick Merge Update
After you've selected two members, click on the Merge Members action. A modal will appear to let you configure and perform the merge.
Filter by Job Title
new
Orbit App
Following up on our recent large filters upgrades, we've continued to improve the filters and are happy to announce that you can now filter by job Title:
Job title
Filters Upgrades: New Design, Better Filtering on Groups, Companies, and Locations
new
Orbit App
Following up on the recent enhancements on the Activity Type filter, we’ve completely redesigned and reimagined the filtering experience across Orbit with simplicity and expressiveness in mind.
A simpler design
Each filter is now in its own section, with the most used ones (dates, affiliation and Orbit Levels) available with a single click:
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More power, when you need it
While most queries can be expressed with a multiple selection, sometimes a finer-grained approach is required. The Member Tags selection now has two modes,
Simple selection
and
Advanced selection
, to cover all your needs:
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Multiple selection now available for Groups, Companies and Location
You can now filter on multiple Groups, Companies, or Locations (or any combination of the three!). Perfect to cover geographic regions, or a sector, or a set of specific repositories!
All available companies and locations are now available under this filter, not only the most represented in your community.
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We’re looking forward to see all the exciting new use cases this new Filtering experience enables!
Find tools for managing your community on our new "Productivity Tools" page
improved
Integrations
Orbit App
Chrome Extension
Head to
Workspace Settings > Productivity Tools
to easily access our Slack Orbit app and Github Chrome Extension.
prod-tools
Productivity Tools Overview
Slack
Our Slack tool allows you to work directly with your Orbit workspace from your internal Slack channels via the
/orbit
command. This gives you the ability to manually add members, search for members, as well as adding notes and tags without the need to log in to your workspace to do so.
Orbit Chrome Extension for GitHub
Adding the Orbit Extension to your Chrome browser gives you the ability to see your workspace member information directly in GitHub issues and pull requests. You can also use it to create new members and add notes from within GitHub.
Introducing a Better Activity Type Filter
new
Orbit App
We’ve rebuilt the way the Activity Type filter works from the ground up to make it easy for you to
select multiple Activity Types
for an even better filtering experience throughout Orbit.
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The new Activity Type filter is available on all pages, enabling powerful new use cases in Orbit:
  • Showing members that signed up to any recent event;
  • Tailoring the activity feed to the specific activities you’re interested in at the moment;
  • Building reports and dashboards comparing newsletter signups with product signups;
  • …and many others!
Discover all the Available Integrations in the New Integrations Page
new
Integrations
Orbit App
We've redesigned the workspace integrations page to make it easy for you to
discover all the available integrations
and connect your workspace to the data source you'd like to import.
Head to
Workspace Settings > Integrations
. You'll see three sections, so three types of integrations:
Plug & Play Integrations
With Plug & Play Integrations, you can get your community up and running on Orbit in a matter of seconds:
Plug & Play Integrations
Ready-to-Connect Integrations
These integrations can either be deployed in a matter of minutes using Github Actions or run in a standalone app:
Ready-to-Connect Integrations
Create Your Own Integrations
Feel free to create your own integrations using no-code solutions such as Zapier, Integromat, and n8n, or using the Orbit API:
Custom Integrations
If you'd like to give us feedback on what integrations to build next, please let us know here!
Two-Factor Authentication available for user accounts
new
Orbit App
Users can now add an extra layer of security to their Orbit accounts with the ability to enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA).
To enable 2FA, head to
Workspace Settings > Two-Factor Authentication
and follow the instructions.
Workspace Settings > Two-Factor Authentication
You will be asked to scan a QR code, which you can do with an authenticator app such as Google Authenticator or Authy.
Once 2FA is enabled, when logging in to your Orbit account, you will be asked to enter the verification code from your authenticator app:
Verify 2FA log in
Security improvement: encoded IDs to replace numerical IDs
improved
For Developers
As a means of increasing the security of the Orbit app, we've implemented a change to Orbit URL paths in replacing the numerical IDs of Orbit Workspaces, Members, and various other elements with encoded IDs.
Example:
app.orbit.love/my-workspace/activities/qjsjy8gy
For Orbit users making API calls to access Workspaces or Members:
In order to avoid any of your active API calls, scripts, or integrations breaking, we kindly request that you use the
slug
(instead of the ID) of your Workspace or the Members you’re referencing to avoid any lapses in Orbit data and activity.
To access a workspace:
Instead of
app.orbit.love/123
, use
app.orbit.love/my-workspace
To access a member:
Instead of
app.orbit.love/my-workspace/members/3175081
, use
app.orbit.love/my-workspace/members/john-smith
New authentication token format
improved
For Developers
We're changing the format of the Orbit API token that you use to authenticate requests with the Orbit API. The new format provides the following benefits:
  • It makes the API token more secure and verifiable.
  • It allows Orbit to participate in the GitHub Secret Scanning program that'll inform you when your Orbit API token is accidentally committed in a GitHub repository.
If you're interested in learning about the math behind our new API token format, take a look at this awesome blog post by the GitHub engineering team.
Is your old token still working?
Yes, but...
Your old token will only continue working until November 30 2021
.
Tokens that haven't been regenerated by this date will cease to work. Therefore, we strongly recommend you upgrade to the new token format ahead of that date to increase the security of your data and to avoid any potential disruption on your workspace.
Please, go to your account settings page and click Regenerate to get an API token in the new, more secure format.
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Remember that you will need to update the API Token anywhere it was previously used.
Bug fix for Twitter integrations which have stopped importing activities
fixed
Integrations
Orbit App
On Aug. 2nd, the Orbit app received an unexpected error from the Twitter API which caused several Twitter integrations to be marked as invalid. As a result, we stopped importing new activities for these integrations.
The bug was fixed on Aug. 12 and activities are now being successfully imported.
If the Twitter integration in your workspace has been affected, you may see a big spike in new members on Aug. 12 due to the activities import adding new members from the past 10 days.
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