Cross Domain Login System
The new Cross Domain Login System replaces the legacy iModules login system with a new system based on the Open Web Interface for .NET (OWIN). This new solution separates the authentication logic component for greater control and consistency of the experience for all platform users. The ability to enhance the new login system and also to troubleshoot client issues will be much improved. And future 3rd party integrations with the iModules authentication system will be much easier as a result of the OWIN standard.
The iModules platform is comprised of web pages and system that hosted on different URLs. A challenge in the platform has been maintaining a consistent user experience as both admins and constituents navigate across regular and encrypted web pages, from back end tools to front end CMS tools, or across.
This new platform upgrade solves authentication issues that have long affected our client admins and constituents. Admins may be asked to reset their password upon login attempt. You will need to reset your password to resolve the issue. Once the password is reset, you should be able to log in normally. If you are unable to do this, contact Application Support and they will assist you. This issue affects admins only, not your end-users/constituents.
This new authentication system focuses on its main job - identifying users in the system and maintaining that identity across web pages and the various iModules client URLs. It resolves user issues resulting from the legacy system's inability to consistently maintain user identity across the multiple page URLs in the iModules system. This applies to navigation across sealed sub-communities with different URLs, as well as back and forth between the secure admin and non-secure CMS URLs, and to all of the various admin and constituent permutations.
The existing Login interfaces and all of its related systems for First Time Login, reset password, etc. are all unchanged. All navigation options and flows, web page configurations, URLs, links, admin access and roles remain the same. Current SSO integrations all remain in place.
Social Applications Being Removed
iModules will be removing the Social Applications product from Encompass on February 16. This only affects clients using the Social Applications system and administrative tool that support displaying Encompass event, donation, and membership campaign content information within Facebook.
Please note that the other Encompass social integration products for your constituents, including Social Buttons, Facebook comments, Facebook sharing, and Login with Facebook are not impacted.
If you currently utilize Social Applications, your Facebook Page administrator will need to remove the iModules applications that were added to the Facebook page by going to "Settings," then selecting "Apps" and removing each of the iModules Social Applications - Events, Donations or Memberships - that may have been added.
The following issues have been resolved
- Client Services support emails were failing to send when clients attempted to send an email from the Support section of Encompass navigation. ENC-22784
- Encompass allowed the scheduling and releasing of recurring emails that would never send because of the options that were selected. Now admins will see an error message. ENC-22660
- Clicking on the My Class Notes link took constituents (and some admins without the proper admin rights) to the profile page class notes where they were able to see all class notes instead of just their own. ENC-20963
- Some admins were receiving the error "The baseMemberId is already a registrant of an event where the mergeMemberId is a guest." when trying to merge 2 event guests into their corresponding member records. ENC-19541