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Community in salesforce Chatter API

Hi,

    Can someone expalin what community in salesforce chatter api means and its use.

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Communities are like different spaces within your org where you can allow different users in without exposing all of your org's private data to them. You could make a Community for partners to talk to your employees, and another Community for your customers to join in, for example. There is some more info on Communities here: http://www.salesforce.com/chatter/features/communities.jsp

 

All requests to the Chatter REST API (and Connect in Apex) are handled in the context of a single community. If your org does not have communities turned on, you don't have to worry about it. All requests made to the Chatter REST API that don't include a community id (or to Connect in Apex with 'null' community id) are processed in the context of the internal default community. If a real community id is passed in then the request is processed in the context of that community. There are also Chatter REST API endpoints for browing communities.