new.lds.org - Technology Specialist Access?

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new.lds.org - Technology Specialist Access?

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I have been trying to get access to some of the tools in the new.lds.org website. I am on the District Council which I found out does not have access. I am also the District Technology Specialist which is an Assistant District Clerk, so I added myself to that calling in MLS and called again to find out that only the District Clerk has access, not assistant clerks. Does this make sense that the Technology Specialist can't access the tools? I don't need CDOL, but the calender admin and such I would have assumed would fall under Technology. I am hoping that this is an oversight. Is there going to be some way to assign people to be admins other then a member of the Presidency or Clerk?

Mike
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dmmackay wrote:I have been trying to get access to some of the tools in the new.lds.org website. I am on the District Council which I found out does not have access. I am also the District Technology Specialist which is an Assistant District Clerk, so I added myself to that calling in MLS and called again to find out that only the District Clerk has access, not assistant clerks. Does this make sense that the Technology Specialist can't access the tools? I don't need CDOL, but the calender admin and such I would have assumed would fall under Technology. I am hoping that this is an oversight. Is there going to be some way to assign people to be admins other then a member of the Presidency or Clerk?

Mike
For the calendar the help documentation says a stake technology specialist has admin rights. I would assume that would translate to a district technology specialist, but that may have been overlooked.

Also when did you add yourself as the district technology specialist? It may take a day or 2 to get that information all the way to calendar security system.
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dmmackay wrote:I have been trying to get access to some of the tools in the new.lds.org website.
In addition to the calendar, which you mentioned specifically (and to which Ryan Jones responded), there are other tools. But the Leader tools are not yet available to assistant clerks, as noted in this post.
Questions that can benefit the larger community should be asked in a public forum, not a private message.
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dmmackay wrote:I have been trying to get access to some of the tools in the new.lds.org website. I am on the District Council which I found out does not have access. I am also the District Technology Specialist which is an Assistant District Clerk, so I added myself to that calling in MLS and called again to find out that only the District Clerk has access, not assistant clerks. Does this make sense that the Technology Specialist can't access the tools? I don't need CDOL, but the calender admin and such I would have assumed would fall under Technology.
The source code available to the community is not completely current but it looks like district leaders (including the technology specialist) are supposed to have approval rights. But one of the functions involved looks like it checks for just stakes instead of stakes and districts. So I think this is just a bug. You should probably send feedback about it because I don't see any bug report for it in the issue tracking system.
dmmackay wrote:I am hoping that this is an oversight. Is there going to be some way to assign people to be admins other then a member of the Presidency or Clerk?
Mike
You can add other approvers for the calendar tool but it has to be done by one of the presidency, a clerk or the website administrator (as defined in MLS). As far as I know there isn't a way to add other admins for the other tools other than by adding them as a website administrator in MLS.
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ryan jones wrote:For the calendar the help says a stake technology specialist has admin rights. I would assume that would translate to a district technology specialist, but that may have been overlooked.
I just looked at the community code and it looks like Districts were overlooked in the check for administrators. I have added a bug into JIRA for this.
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Thanks for the reply and opening the ticket. Glad it was just one of those little bugs and not a policy as they are much easier to work with.

Mike
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