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HEADS UP: Community Security Changes Starting September 1

  • 1.  HEADS UP: Community Security Changes Starting September 1

    Posted 08-19-2021 11:12:00 AM
    Greetings CSS Members,

    I am reaching out as there are changes coming on Higher Logic, our community platform host, in the form of beefed up security and privacy protocols.  Starting on September 1 Higher Logic is disabling the Auto Login functionality from community emails.  What this means is that you will still get discussion posts from the Center in your email, however if there are any links related to the Center included, you will be prompted to enter your password to access the material.

    Why is this happening? Auto Login adds additional access parameters to hyperlinks in community posts. When you click one of these encoded links, you're automatically logged into your community site....and so is anyone to whom you might then forward the email.  We acknowledge that losing this functionality may alter your experience accessing the community. However, given the security risks this functionality presents, Higher Logic is removing it.

    SO...keep your passwords handy and remember to use "safe and secure login practices" starting September 1.



    Adam Lustig
    Director, Center for Safe Schools
    National School Boards Association
    Alexandria, VA