This week, we're celebrating improvements in the way you sign in to Dynah. Small changes individually, but together they make for a breath of fresh air in some common tasks.
We're all about making Dynah easier to use. When you're answering a question, we want it to be as quick and smooth as possible to get in and out. We're excited to ship magic sign-in links this week. Your reminder messages now have a link which automatically (perhaps even magically?) signs you in to Dynah.
We want to avoid any possible security risks with this smoother sign-in. A magic link only lets you answer questions on Dynah. To perform administrative tasks, you'll still need to authenticate with your regular credentials.
The default Django interface for managing people's accounts on Dynah... leaves a lot to be desired? We heard your feedback loud and clear. Which is why we're thrilled to replace it with a new — and dare-we-say actually usable — way to add and manage people's accounts?
This one is a substantial change; it completely replaces the old interface. The new framework has clear labels and understandable actions. We think you'll love it.
Changing the TOTP reauthentication window
I know, I know. I can hear your eyes glazing over already at this sort of technical minutia. But what's the point in giving you a convenient magic link if we then make you juggle your phone for a 2FA code just to answer your question? Well, no longer. We're now using longer-lived sessions. One fewer barrier between your notification and being done with your Dynah question for the week. You're welcome.