Password Recovery Options

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Password Recovery Options

Postby bayless » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:14 am

An e-mail arrived 8-26-13 showing from FHD-Communication and stating "Action Required: New LDS Account Recovery Process Begins Soon" The link takes me to https://home.ldschurch.org/uniquesig075 ... uired.aspx

This appears to be phishing, can anyone validate this?

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Re: Password Recovery Options

Postby aebrown » Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:16 am

That link does go to a valid page on the LDS Church Intranet. There is indeed a change in process for increasing the security of password recovery options. So it doesn't look like Phishing to me (but it's always good to be careful). However, the only people involved in this process should be Church employees, and certain missionaries who have Workforce accounts.

If you sign in to https://ldsaccount.lds.org you will see a Workforce tab only if you have such an LDS Account. If you don't have a Workforce account, you shouldn't have gotten that email, as far as I know.

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Re: Password Recovery Options

Postby russellhltn » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:40 am

aebrown wrote:However, the only people involved in this process should be Church employees, and certain missionaries who have Workforce accounts.

Does that include Seminary Teachers? I thought they had the same/similar situation with respect to having to change passwords on a regular basis.
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Re: Password Recovery Options

Postby lajackson » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:42 am

russellhltn wrote:Does that include Seminary Teachers? I thought they had the same/similar situation with respect to having to change passwords on a regular basis.

Perhaps Seminary teachers who are Church employees. Our stake Seminary teachers have not been required to change passwords.

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Re: Password Recovery Options

Postby sbradshaw » Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:17 pm

Some CES positions are in the Workforce system even though they aren't paid for their service – such as, for example, Stake Seminary Supervisors, which is just a stake calling. They show up in the directory at home.ldschurch.org and, from what I understand, they also have to update their passwords periodically and set up recovery with the new LDS Account page.

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Re: Password Recovery Options

Postby simonawright » Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:51 pm

I have known a stake seminary teacher to be on the workforce system by mistake.


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