posted this on September 7, 2012, 00:28
SP Passport is a single sign in that links you to all the things you do in the SportingPulse Network.
What are the benefits to Administrators in Sport?
SP Passport allows administrators to access all Network entry points (all Membership and Website logins) via a single email sign in.
SP Passport empowers users with tools of relevance under a single sign in such as;
The ability to receive game reminders
The ability to manage newsletters (current functionality under the ‘mySport’ brand),
Remembering your participation records; including all your registration and payment records, (phase 2)
View of playing history within the Network. (phase 3)
What will the user experience look like?
You can view some screens of the new SP Membership sign in showing the prompts the user will see as they transition from UN/PW to Email/PW via the SP Passport system, HERE
Who will use SP Passport?
For launch we will focus on two key audiences:
Existing mySport members:
Eight years ago SportingPulse launched a network called mySport. The concept was to allow members to bookmark favourite leagues, sign up for game reminders and communications from favourite clubs and teams. It worked well, over 300,000 individuals signed up, but the mySport brand was too associated with social networking, as opposed to a functional dashboard that linked a user to their saved items and logins.
Simply, we are going through a transition for these members, stripping out any ‘social’ function, that is now so embedded in networks such as Facebook and revisiting what was important to them.
Both membership and website administrators will be transitioned to SP Passport. There will be a window up until 30 November when they will be able to use the ‘old’ sign in. After this time they will need to sign in
via SP Passport.
Will a participant or supporter need to create a SP Passport?
Participants will automatically be given an SP Passport if they have an existing mySport account. New participants and supporters will be able to create one if they would like to receive Game Reminders, Results notifications, check player history and payment records.
Why are we introducing SP Passport?
We are moving from a username / password scenario in SP Membership to email / password for the following reasons;
Many administrators juggle logins for multiple database entry points and also their SP Website. SP Passport will allow a single sign in for these administrators
An email address gives us better auditing capacity than a UN/PW, as we are able to track the individual sign in that made a database change
We can more effectively communicate with administrators on software updates and any disruption to SP services
Can I still access my mySport account?
Existing mySport members who transition will simply see all their saved sign ins, communications and game reminders transition from mySport into SP Passport; with the ability to access their mySport page via SP Passport.
Finally, here's a look at the SP Passport dashboard. Its simple, functional and free. You'll be able to link to all your favourite leagues, game reminders, communications and logins via SP Passport. AND, every page in the SP Network will have a global navigation element; meaning, SP Passport will always be only one click away