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Leah KoppermanLeah Kopperman 

Relationship between "Trailblazer Community" account and "Trailblazer Community Groups" account?

I'm sure this is answered elsewhere, but I couldn't find the information.

I have a longstanding "Trailblazer Community" (formerly "Success Community") account--the account that I'm using right now to post this question on https://success.salesforce.com

There is also the "Trailblazer Community Groups" site https://trailblazercommunitygroups.com. As far as I can recall, the only time I ever use this site is when I RSVP to attend a local user group in person. I may be mis-rememberhing, but I swear that when I've done this in the past I was able to log into https://trailblazercommunitygroups.com by using the same Salesforce instance that I use to log into the Trailblazer (Success) Community.

Last week I got an invitation to a local community group that I want to attend, and they seemed to have changed the login interface for https://trailblazercommunitygroups.com. Now when I try to log in it doesn't prompt me to log into a Salesforce instance, it just asks me to fill in an email address and password directly on the page (see screenshot). Alternatively, I can use LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter to log in.

When I enter the email address an password associated with the Salesforce instance that I use for my Trailblazer (Success) Community account, I get an error message that says "the e-mail address and/or password you specified are not correct."User-added image

Separately--on Trailhead https://trailhead.salesforce.com--my account is tied to my LinkedIn credentials instead of a Salesforce instance. When I encountered the above error I tried the LinkedIn option to log into Trailblazer Community Groups"; this got me in, but it set up a brand new account from scratch instead of logging me into my existing account.

Can anyone tell me what's going on here? Is there a way to log into https://trailhead.salesforce.com using a specific Salesforce instance like we do here? If so, how do I do that?

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Tom HoffmanTom Hoffman
This is fun, this was the #1 question at the Community Kiosk at Dreamforce last week. 

Soo...we used to use a platform called 'SplashThat' to manage our user group meetings, I can say amongst the User Group leader set I don't recall it winning a popularity contest. 

At the end July, the Success Community was rebranded and with that came the new TrailblazerCommunityGroups.com site & branding.  This is entirely different from the platform where you used to sign in (SplashThat) that was connected to your success trailblazer community credentials. 

With this new platform, you can register with an email or social sign-on, which is great for all attendees that may not have a specific salesforce login that are interested in learning more about Salesforce, WiT groups, etc. 

To summarize:

1) Success Community = Trailblazer Community
2) ^ these credentials are still the same, you can access your Community Group chatter page, answers, etc through them
3) SplashThat uses to use these same credentials, but was retired in August. 
4) There is a new platform, Bevy, that requires you to register with your email or social logins and all previous ones do not work. 

 

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Tom HoffmanTom Hoffman
This is fun, this was the #1 question at the Community Kiosk at Dreamforce last week. 

Soo...we used to use a platform called 'SplashThat' to manage our user group meetings, I can say amongst the User Group leader set I don't recall it winning a popularity contest. 

At the end July, the Success Community was rebranded and with that came the new TrailblazerCommunityGroups.com site & branding.  This is entirely different from the platform where you used to sign in (SplashThat) that was connected to your success trailblazer community credentials. 

With this new platform, you can register with an email or social sign-on, which is great for all attendees that may not have a specific salesforce login that are interested in learning more about Salesforce, WiT groups, etc. 

To summarize:

1) Success Community = Trailblazer Community
2) ^ these credentials are still the same, you can access your Community Group chatter page, answers, etc through them
3) SplashThat uses to use these same credentials, but was retired in August. 
4) There is a new platform, Bevy, that requires you to register with your email or social logins and all previous ones do not work. 

 
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Leah KoppermanLeah Kopperman

It would be nice if there were an annoucement on the login page that explains that this is a new platform that started in September and that old credentials no longer work.

Thanks for the help!

Kelsey WilliamsKelsey Williams
I noticed the same thing today after receiving an invitation from a new group and not being able to log in with Trailblazer Community credentials. Is there a way to link the Community Group account with the Trailblazer Community account? It would be nice to not have to log into multiple places to see groups I am part of. 
Tom HoffmanTom Hoffman
Nope :(  It's an entirely separate platform - but I promise its at least 647x better than the one were on before, so much easier to manage, create events, send/schedule emails, see past events, check users in, and like a dozen other tasks. 

So when its irritating to have to login to an extra platform - think of the 73 steps per event it saves your friendly Community Group Leaders ;)