Disable channel creation


Is it possible to configure Mattermost to ensure users cannot create private or public channels - in essence, limit their usage to just direct messages and whatever channels the sys admin creates?



Hi @bensullivan,

Yes, but it depends on your server version:

On v4.10 and earlier, you can use these settings (not 100% sure if these are only available in Enterprise Edition or not):

On v5.0 and later, you can use Advanced Permissions (Enterprise Edition only):

Why are all the newest userful features being allocated to the Enterprise Version only?

If you are forcing us to pay for the enterprise version, then why would we not just go with Slack to more established and feature rich solution?

Thank you @GChester for the feedback. Our Team Edition is intended for small teams, with features for large and sophisticated organizations added to the Enterprise Edition.

You can learn more about our stewardship principles for the Mattermost open source project at https://docs.mattermost.com/developer/manifesto.html#stewardship-principles-for-the-mattermost-open-source-project, and about our different editions at https://docs.mattermost.com/overview/product.html#mattermost-editions

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