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by emarkp
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: MLS Support, Help, and Feedback
Topic: LCR Finance is not loading
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Re: LCR Finance is not loading

This is typical of a server resource that collapses under high load. We saw this at 11AM PDT today and deferred doing any finance until this afternoon. It's not the first time it's happened, and it won't be the last.
by emarkp
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: MLS Support, Help, and Feedback
Topic: Expiring Password
Replies: 21
Views: 2577

Re: Expiring Password

Now Microsoft has come out in opposition to this:

https://arstechnica.com/information-tec ... -obsolete/

Meanwhile we had another password problem that cost us an hour on Mothers' Day. Thanks HQ!
by emarkp
Fri May 03, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: MLS Support, Help, and Feedback
Topic: Expiring Password
Replies: 21
Views: 2577

Re: Expiring Password

But from some PMs, I've learned that "shared passwords" have indeed been a problem in some units. So, NIST not withstanding, a requirement to periodically change the passwords will likely continue in certain church apps for the foreseeable future. This is silly. Correct the behavior throu...
by emarkp
Fri May 03, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: MLS Support, Help, and Feedback
Topic: Expiring Password
Replies: 21
Views: 2577

Re: Expiring Password

drepouille wrote:Well no. This is industry standard security policy, especially for officers of any organization who have as much power as we do to modify personal data.


It's actually not. That's the point of the thread. The evidence is that compelling a password change *reduces* security.
by emarkp
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: MLS Support, Help, and Feedback
Topic: Lost My MLS Pass word
Replies: 12
Views: 2311

Re: Lost My MLS Pass word

We had someone forget their password last week. To set a new password, it required 2 admins to consent to setting password. More of the same moronic password policy.
by emarkp
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: MLS Support, Help, and Feedback
Topic: Lost My MLS Pass word
Replies: 12
Views: 2311

Re: Lost My MLS Pass word

At least for us, it requires 2 different admins now to change a password. Good luck if you don't have 2 admins with good passwords!
by emarkp
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: MLS Support, Help, and Feedback
Topic: Expiring Password
Replies: 21
Views: 2577

Re: Expiring Password

I won’t go into some of the things we’ve seen, but I’ll say that I do see the need. And it affects me — I have to change my MLS password regularly along with everyone else. So decreasing security and causing inconvenience is okay because it's inconvenient to you too? This is not a valid argument. I...
by emarkp
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: MLS Support, Help, and Feedback
Topic: Expiring Password
Replies: 21
Views: 2577

Re: Expiring Password

While the article has valid points, we discovered several interesting things as we started enabling this. There are a few benefits to forcing password changes on a semi-regular basis in our environment. Hey, great for you. Sucked for us. We had Stake Conference + General Conference right after some...
by emarkp
Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Getting Started for New Clerks
Topic: Export membership to spreadsheet and/or query interface with LCR?
Replies: 9
Views: 2089

Re: Export membership to spreadsheet and/or query interface with LCR?

I believe this is a permission assigned in the permissions screen. At least I know any member of our bishopric can do this, but I (Finance Clerk) cannot.
by emarkp
Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: Local Unit Finance
Topic: Tax Statements for 2015 - printing necessary?
Replies: 19
Views: 4029

Re: Tax Statements for 2015 - printing necessary?

In the US, tax summaries are required to be sent before Feb 1. Last year I didn't receive full-year donation records for members who moved in during the year until the last Sunday in January. I wouldn't expect it earlier than that.

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