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#1Postby techgy » Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:14 am

Can someone please enlighten me as to the purpose for the ldsaccount.lds.org

What's gained by creating an account and what is the account used to access?
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#2Postby mkmurray » Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:16 am

Techgy wrote:Can someone please enlighten me as to the purpose for the ldsaccount.lds.org

What's gained by creating an account and what is the account used to access?

It's the new and sole account system for anything LDS going forward. All current LDS sites will be eventually moving over to this authentication system, and all future sites will be built from the get-go to use this account.

As for the purpose, it's to have one, uniform account system across all things LDS.
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#3Postby techgy » Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:21 am

MK,

Thanks for the quick response. From what you're telling me everyone should be signing up for one, even though they may already have an account on familysearch.org, lds.org, etc, etc.

Do you have any estimate as to when it will start being effective?
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#4Postby aebrown » Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:50 am

Techgy wrote:MK,

Thanks for the quick response. From what you're telling me everyone should be signing up for one, even though they may already have an account on familysearch.org, lds.org, etc, etc.

Do you have any estimate as to when it will start being effective?


It's already being used in a couple of places (the Temple Entry System used by stake presidencies to activate temple recommends, for one). But no site that is broadly used uses it yet. I don't see any particular reason why anyone needs to rush to sign up for an LDS Account; when they need to use a system that requires it, they can sign up then.
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#5Postby WelchTC » Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:57 am

In addition there are some CES applications that use it as well as our wiki and in fact all of the development tools (subversion, etc.) will use it.

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#6Postby techgy » Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:59 am

tomw wrote:In addition there are some CES applications that use it as well as our wiki and in fact all of the development tools (subversion, etc.) will use it.

Tom


Which wiki? The familysearch wiki or??
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#7Postby kd7mha » Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:10 am

Techgy wrote:Which wiki? The familysearch wiki or??


The LDSTech Wiki
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#8Postby techgy » Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:47 am

I must be missing something.
I have created my account on the new ldsaccount.lds.org site but when I attempt to login to the wiki it's not recognizing the account. There's no place on the wiki to create an account even though it says so in the upper-right corner.

I realize this isn't a big deal but I'm trying to understand what's being told to me and it's not making sense.
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#9Postby aebrown » Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:46 am

Techgy wrote:I must be missing something.
I have created my account on the new ldsaccount.lds.org site but when I attempt to login to the wiki it's not recognizing the account.


So just to clarify, are you doing all the following?

  • Get a new account at ldsaccount.lds.org
  • Make sure you can use your account to login again at ldsaccount.lds.org
  • Use the exact same login at http://tech.lds.org/wiki
  • Note that both the login name and password are case sensitive (except for the first character of the login name, which MediaWiki automatically capitalizes)

Techgy wrote:There's no place on the wiki to create an account even though it says so in the upper-right corner.


The LDSTech wiki does have a link called "login / create account"; this is the standard MediaWiki link. It probably would be good to change this to simply "login"; or, better yet, leave it the way it is but on the login page tell the user how to get an account. As it is, we're not giving people much help in knowing how to get an account.
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#10Postby mkmurray » Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:58 am

Techgy wrote:I must be missing something.
I have created my account on the new ldsaccount.lds.org site but when I attempt to login to the wiki it's not recognizing the account. There's no place on the wiki to create an account even though it says so in the upper-right corner.

I realize this isn't a big deal but I'm trying to understand what's being told to me and it's not making sense.

Also, just to make sure you caught this, there is a big difference between the LDS Tech wiki and the Family Search wiki.
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