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Using Spaces and Spokes
This best practice describes the difference between a space and a spoke and when to them in your digital workplace.
What is a space?
A space is team collaboration within a single digital workplace. Think of spaces as a sub digital workplace which can be added to any hub or spoke site in he network using the Site Manager within the Control Panel. Spaces can live anywhere within a digital workplace and inherit global settings, configuration and design from the parent digital workplace. Generally, members can only be added to a space if they are already a member of the parent digital workplace. Spaces have their own membership, groups, trash, archive settings and navigation.
Spaces can be set up to open or closed and can be used for almost any type of group collaboration including:
- Departmental teams
- Project teams
Any Space can be set as a reusable template. Use this feature to create consistency across your collaboration rooms.
Screenshot - project team room within a digital workplace
What is a spoke?
A spoke site only exists within a networked enterprise. It is connected to a single, central hub site. provides a digital workplace for a community of users so they can work together. Usually these communities have a specific theme or interest which brings them together. Members added to a spoke site are automatically added to the hub site as well. Digital workplace spokes are created in the EAP console from an existing site template. Spoke members are a subset of hub members, so not all members in the hub will be in every spoke.
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