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BBC iD: Switching off the old sign in system

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Nick Reynolds Nick Reynolds | 15:30 UK time, Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Since November of last year we've been upgrading all the BBC's blogs, message boards and communities to a new sign in system: BBC iD.

And we've been getting your feedback along the way. It's been a big task but I think it's gone well. We have now upgraded all the BBC's social media services.

So on Monday of next week, we'll be turning off the old system (called SSO) completely.

If you have an SSO account and haven't upgraded it to a BBC iD as yet then please read on.


You'll still be able to upgrade to BBC iD from an existing SSO account for a few more weeks. However, as a result of turning off the old system, the password reset in SSO will no longer work. From next week on, if you don't know your SSO password then you'll have to create a BBC iD account from scratch.

Most people with active SSO accounts have migrated in the last few months. There are a few services such as Children's and Learning that migrated to BBC iD more recently, whose users are more likely to be affected.

So if you haven't upgraded from SSO to BBC iD then please do so now. And if you know anyone who hasn't upgraded, give them a nudge.

Nick Reynolds is Social Media Executive, BBC Online.



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