SputnikNet Updates: New Maps, Authentication System Enhancements

We have scheduled maintenance for the SputnikNet servers between 12AM and 3AM PST on Tuesday, May 20th. Please read on to see what’s being changed and how this will affect your account.

Maps
  • Replaced CloudMade maps with MapBox maps for faster page loads
PayPal Authentication System
  • Account sharing: ability to control the number of simultaneous logins per account
  • Customizable welcome email with username and password for new signups (optional recovery password can be sent to protect customer privacy)
  • Customizable fields for localizing text during account signup and login
  • Updated code to work with PayPal mobile device payments (e.g. smartphones, iPads)
  • Fixed bug that prevented users from logging in with passwords fewer than 8 characters
Prepaid Authentication System
  • Account sharing: ability to control the number of simultaneous logins per account
Facebook Authentication System
  • Added the ability to selectively bypass a survey if access to the user's Facebook profile is enabled

Although the maintenance window is scheduled for three hours, the impact to your account will be a small fraction of that time. We are working hard to ensure that the upgrades happen transparently and with minimal impact to service.