There’s a change coming to SportingPulse next week that will start the process of simplifying your online life through SportingPulse.
We know many of you play sport, but also have kids that play other sports within the Network. Or, you may be an administrators, juggling numerous logins to SportingPulse to leagues and clubs.. again, perhaps across multiple sports.
SP Passport is going to make your life easier. We’ve worked for many months on a single sign that will unite and simplify all the different ways millions of people connect with SportingPulse.
Whilst there are a few phases of SP Passport planned, on September 12th, we will launch the following:
- Streamline administrator logins:
We’re creating a dashboard for administrators to access multiple login points around the Network
- Transition mySport members to SP Passport:
We’re also using the SP Passport dashboard for existing mySport members to save their favourite leagues and clubs, sign up for communications and game reminders.. and they’ll still be able to access their mySport page from SP Passport.
Here’s some FAQ’s around the launch of SP Passport:
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?
There are some screens here that show the transition from UN/PW to Email/PW via SP Passport system for administrators here; plus a look at the dashboard page.
Who will use SP Passport?
For launch we will focus on two key audiences:
1) Existing mySport members:
Eight years ago SportingPulse launched a network called mySport. We allowed members to bookmark favourite leagues, and 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.
Having said that, 35,000 people a month still use mySport functionality, so users can still access mySport pages from the SP Passport dashboard.
2) Sport Administrators:
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 for administrators?
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.