Remote MLS Access

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Remote MLS Access

Postby mkpolansky » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:24 pm

I was just checking to see if there news on the availability to MLS outside of the church building.

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Postby aebrown » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:48 pm

MKPolansky wrote:I was just checking to see if there news on the availability to MLS outside of the church building.


Remote access to a ward/stake administrative computer has been discussed at length in the thread MLS remote access. I know of no update on the policies related to this, and I doubt that anything will change in this area (but that's just my opinion).

However, the new beta.lds.org has a link to "Leaders (Stake President, Bishop, and Clerk) Resources"; as I understand it, some bits and pieces of MLS functionality will be exposed there, and I imagine that over time, many more of the MLS capabilities will appear there.
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Postby mkpolansky » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:56 pm

I actually saw that, but the link takes you to a "Bad request" screen. It would be REALLY nice if something could be developed! I can't tell you how many times I have had to make special trips to the building, or just don't go (and subsequently forget the next time I'm there).

Thanks for the information! :)

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Postby aebrown » Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:03 pm

MKPolansky wrote:I actually saw that, but the link takes you to a "Bad request" screen. It would be REALLY nice if something could be developed! I can't tell you how many times I have had to make special trips to the building, or just don't go (and subsequently forget the next time I'm there).


The beta.lds.org link for leaders doesn't necessarily take you to a "Bad request" page. It depends on your calling. Since I'm an assistant stake clerk, and that calling does not currently have permissions, I get the same error that you do.

But if you are a bishop or a stake president you definitely will see more when you follow that link (when you are signed in with your LDS Account, of course). I think that stake and ward clerks are supposed to be able to see more as well.
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Postby mkpolansky » Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:05 pm

Well...I'm a Branch President...what would that get me? ;)

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Postby aebrown » Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:12 pm

MKPolansky wrote:Well...I'm a Branch President...what would that get me?


I'd say you "should" be able to have access, but clearly you don't. I have only seen Bishop, Ward Clerk, Stake President, and Stake Clerk mentioned specifically as having access in this post and this post, with hints that others would have access in this post. That last post seems to indicate that the set of callings with permission to access the Leader pages on beta.lds.org is still in flux.

My guess is that the Branch President calling was overlooked. I'd recommend that you use the feedback link on beta.lds.org to report this issue.
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Postby jonesrk » Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:33 pm

Alan_Brown wrote:My guess is that the Branch President calling was overlooked. I'd recommend that you use the feedback link on beta.lds.org to report this issue.


My understanding is that Branch President support is being worked on, but is not available yet.
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Remote MLS Login

Postby lbhales » Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:55 pm

I don't see a link for "Leaders Resources" on the beta site. I'm the ward clerk and my Bishop needs the instructions for getting logged on the the MLS remotely. Where do I find the instructions? Thanks Lynn Hales

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Postby jonesrk » Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:13 pm

lhales wrote:I don't see a link for "Leaders Resources" on the beta site. I'm the ward clerk and my Bishop needs the instructions for getting logged on the the MLS remotely. Where do I find the instructions? Thanks Lynn Hales


The link is [url]https:/beta.lds.org/leader[/url].
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Postby techgy » Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:40 am

ryan jones wrote:My understanding is that Branch President support is being worked on, but is not available yet.


Ryan,

Can you provide a list of the callings that have access to the Leaders section of http://beta.lds.org/leaders ? I'm curious if an Asst Stake Clerk would have access to this section.
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