Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Tell me more about this website?
Club and Consencis Software have teamed up to provide a quality website
for Aurora CC and its members. Aurora, its facilities, history and staff
are described throughout this website. Aurora recommends Consencis should
you or your business need a significant web site application
2. Do I need to sign in?
You don't need
to sign in to use the public part of the website. If you want access to the members features you'll need to sign
in the first time you use the site from a particular computer. The first
time you visit, a cookie will be stored on your computer that will let
the website recognize you when you return.
As long as the cookie
is present you won't have to sign in again.
3. A note
Your browser should be set to allow cookies if you want
to do more than simply view the site. These small files are placed on
your computer by web applications to assist in processing. Some cookies
last only until you close the browser session others are saved after you
close the session. The Aurora
site uses both kinds. If your computer rejects the Aurora cookies the
site will not function properly for you. The settings the browser came with should work just fine. Otherwise
you can change them from:
Options/Privacy in Microsoft Internet Explorer or
and Security/Cookies in Netscape Navigator.
has similar preference settings which you’ll need to use
4. Signup and
The site is open to the general public but any personal
information you provide is secured. Access to features displaying personal
information is controlled by the system administrator. If you only use one computer and use that computer
to signup you won’t need to do anything else. The system will recognize
you each time you sign in from a cookie stored on your computer. When
you provide personal information like your name, email or phone numbers
the system will remember that information from session to session.
If you need more security, or if you want to access
the system from a different computer, or if more than one club member
uses the same computer to access the Aurora website, you should signup
for a password. Then each time to want to use the website you can login
using your email address and password.
To sign up, select the “Sign In” feature found on the
home page and on the bottom of every page in the site. Sign In is easy, automatic and forgiving. It includes
a password reset feature if you forget your password. It uses the email
address you provided when you first signed up. It will send notices to that email address. Once you are signed
in you may edit your personal data including your email address and password
as well as your name address and phone numbers. Sign In requires cookies
so please review the notes on cookies above if you experience problems.
Signup works best if you have a separate email address
for each member but it is possible for several members to share one email
and still effectively use the site. There is also the capability for each
member to have an alternate email address in which case notices will be
sent to both addresses.
using “my Aurora”
Personalization gives you quick access to the features
you regularly enjoy at the club. Throughout the site there are buttons
labeled myAurora. Pressing one of these will add the feature you are viewing
to your personal list of interests at the club. Use the MyAurora item
on the menu bar to display and manage your list of interests. Click on
the items in your list to link to additional features for those items.
Your personalized list will be available each time you use the club site.
(Cookies are required)
The event calendar accessible from the homepage displays
the same information that is distributed with the newsletter but since
it is online it is more up to date and complete than the printed version.
This calendar supports multiple themes and may be customized to display
your interests. Initially it opens showing all information for the current
month. From the Themes pull down on the left you can limit the display
to a single theme. Thus if your only interest is Swimming you can select
that theme and see only the Swimming events. The pull down on the right
allows you to view months other than the current month. Clicking on a date (number) will open a page listing the events
for just that date. If an event is underlined on the calendar it is linked
to additional information about that event. A printable version of the calendar can be accessed from the print
link on the month view. You can then use your browser’s print function
to send the page to your printer.
Group Event Organizer
The site includes a powerful group organizer.The organizer
is useful for all sorts of groups, events, meetings, teams and leagues.
Members use the organizer to signup for the group, indicate and confirm
their availability to participate in events. Leaders can manage events
and participants. Group email complements the online roster and calendar.
Leaders can use the results tracking feature to record the outcome of
each event and maintain ongoing records.
8. The technology
In a nutshell this is
an Active Server Pages (ASP), SQL
Server, IIS application hosted on a P4 1U rack mounted server running
Windows 2003 server located at a commercial hosting service in Los Angeles.
Multi-homed redundant T3 telecommunications deliver the application to
the internet. Much of the code is written in either VBScript,
prepare the images displayed online. SHA-1, MD-5 and RSA encryption secures private data. SSL is available
should Aurora need it.
about the website
You can send comments and suggestions to the club and/or
website developers by completing the More Information form accessible
from the menu bar or by clicking the “Contact Us” link found on the bottom
of every page in the site.