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Monk ID

General Information About Monk ID

Monk Development created Monk ID in an effort to enhance security and simplify the login process for community members. In our communication with our own clients we have continually heard the pain point of using multiple services and systems and having multiple logins across those services and systems.

We work with clients who use one system for their content management, another for online giving, another for their community groups, and so on. Each of these systems has their own login often consisting of a username/email and password unique to itself. For a church member to use these systems they have to manage accounts for each system, changing passwords on each system, etc… This often leads to members using insecure passwords, rarely changing them, or losing them and giving up on using the products and services you are using to engage them.

Our desire is to simplify this process for both administrators and members. Monk ID was created as a secure single-sign-on authentication system that can be utilized by multiple products and services. Simply put it's a login system that is designed to allow you to login to multiple products and services with a single email address and password. Our desire is that church members would be able to login to multiple products with the same email address and password while simultaneously being able to manage their information in each of those products independent of their login details. Forget having to manage multiple accounts across your various ministry products, use just one account to login to them all. We understand Monk ID is not 'instantly' going to be integrated into all of your ministries products and services.

We have begun by rolling out Monk ID to all Monk Development created products, including Ekklesia 360, Monk CMS, Cause 360, Cobblestone, Sermon Cloud, Church Cloud, Monk Donate, and Monk Checkout. We are also engaging with other industry leading platforms and products to see how Monk ID can be utilized in conjunction with their services to better serve you and your ministry.

About the Monk ID Update

Updating to Monk ID is easy, fast, and free. Updating your account to Monk ID takes as little as 30 seconds and allows you to use a single email address and password across all Monk Development products such as Ekklesia 360, Cobblestone, Monk CMS, Monk Donate, Sermon Cloud, Church Cloud, and Monk Checkout. Our desire is to also integrate Monk ID with various other services and products to give you a single, simple and secure login solution between your website and other ministry applications.

  • Enhanced Login Security
  • Single Login for multiple products and services
  • Seamless login via social media accounts

To begin the update today you can simply visit the login page to any of your current Monk Development Inc. products and click the 'Learn More' button to begin.

 Note: If you are having issues with logging in or staying logged into Monk ID it could be due to the disabling of third-party cookies in your browser. Find out how to enable third-party cookies here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is "Single Sign-On"?

Single sign-on (SSO)is a member authentication process that permits a member to enter one name and password in order to access multiple applications. The process authenticates the member for all the applications they have been given rights to and eliminates further prompts when they switch applications during a particular session.

What security do you now have for me as a user?

Monk ID uses 'Devise' at its core for authentication and security of your information. Devise has been tested by thousands of developers for security and proven to be a rock solid system keep your information safe. While no system is 100% safe and secure we wanted to give our clients the industries best solution in protecting their information.

Why did I get an email about Monk ID?

This notification was sent out to any account that can login to a Monk Development Inc. product or service. For the majority of people this is often a church or ministry website that is powered by one of our Content Management Systems including Ekklesia 360, Cause 360, Monk CMS, etc... You may have created an account by utilizing online giving, or signing up for an event.

Even if you never logged in, you may have been added to the system by an organization so they can communicate with you via their website or community network account. You may also have an account on other Monk Development products such as Cobblestone Community Network, Sermon Cloud, Church Cloud, and Monk Donate.

I only subscribe to an organization's newsletter, why was I sent this email?

The most likely cause of this will be your email was entered into our system in order to send you a newsletter and when it was entered in, it was entered as an account with permission to login to the front end of their website.

How can I manage the members who can login to my site and email them to let them know to update their account?

We created this help document that provides the steps to search for those members who can login and email them to notify them of the update. You can view this site here: http://help.monkcms.com/article/managing-members-who-can-login-to-your-site/

I don't have multiple accounts, does this still mean anything for me?

Yes, you still get to take advantage of the enhanced security for your personal information.

What action do I need to take?

If you are an active member and still utilize this account in the next couple of weeks when you login you will be asked to upgrade your account. Some basic instructions are located below.

If you are not an active member and no longer utilize this account you can 1) contact the organization and ask to have your account removed, 2) ignore this email, 3) contact our support team and request they remove your account.

Does this cost anything?

No, this is a security enhancement for our products and services. It is free for all members of any Monk Development Inc. product or service.

I no longer want to receive emails from Monk Development Inc., how can I ensure I do not receive them?

You can either contact the organization your account is with and ask them to remove you from any Monk Development Inc. products or services or contact our support team Please note that all account removal request must be received from the email the account is associated with.

Still have questions?

You can contact us at or 1-877-452-0015 x2.

Steps to update via Ekklesia 360

Follow these steps to upgrade to your Monk ID account.

1. Go to the login page

Ekklesia Login Screen

2. Instead of logging in like you usually would, click on the "Learn More" button below your login fields.

Learn More

3. Read about the awesome benefits of Monk ID, then, click on the "Login and Convert to Monk ID" button.

Login and Convert

4. Sign into your existing Ekklesia 360 account.

Logging in

5. Click the "Sign up with Monk ID" button.

Convert

6. Create your new Monk ID account by filling out the form.

Or, if you prefer, we offer an easy social login. With the social login you can use an existing social login and password and not have to create a new login. We won't use your social information for anything, it's just an easier way for you to sign up, if you prefer.

Sign up

7. Once you hit "SIGN UP" you'll be taken to the CMS.

Logged in

8. Way to go! You did it. You should receive a Monk ID confirmation message on your dashboard. The final step is to confirm via email within 24 hours.

Confirm your account

Welcome to Monk ID! If you have any questions, please email

Thanks!

Steps to update via Cobblestone

Follow these steps to upgrade to your Monk ID account.

1. Go to the login page of your Cobblestone account.

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2. Instead of logging in like you usually would, click on the "Learn More" button below your login fields.

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3. Read about the awesome benefits of Monk ID, then, click on the "Login and Convert to Monk ID" button.

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4. Sign into your existing Cobblestone account.

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5. Click the "Sign up with Monk ID" button.

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6. Create your new Monk ID account by filling out the form.

Or, if you prefer, we offer an easy social login. With the social login you can use an existing social login and password and not have to create a new login. We won't use your social information for anything, it's just an easier way for you to sign up, if you prefer.

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7. Once you hit "SIGN UP" you'll be taken to the CMS.

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8. Way to go! You did it. You should receive a Monk ID confirmation message on your dashboard. The final step is to confirm via email within 24 hours.

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Welcome to Monk ID! If you have any questions, please email

Thanks!

Steps to update via your Website login

Follow these steps to upgrade to your Monk ID account.

1. Go to the login page on your website.

2. Instead of logging in like you usually would, click on the "Learn More" button below your login fields.

3. Read about the awesome benefits of Monk ID, then, click on the "Login and Convert to Monk ID" button.

4. Sign into your existing Ekklesia 360 account.

5. Click the "Sign up with Monk ID" button.

6. Create your new Monk ID account by filling out the form.

Or, if you prefer, we offer an easy social login. With the social login you can use an existing social login and password and not have to create a new login. We won't use your social information for anything, it's just an easier way for you to sign up, if you prefer.

7. Once you hit "SIGN UP" you'll be taken to the CMS.

8. Way to go! You did it. You should receive a Monk ID confirmation message on your dashboard. The final step is to confirm via email within 24 hours.

Contact Info For Monk ID

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns you can contact our support team at

 


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