Changes to the login process for Quicken 2015 Starter Edition

Categories: End Users Information Instruction Upgrades

Extension offices in most Oklahoma counties have switched from Quicken 2012 to the newer Quicken 2015 Starter Edition. With this change, you might remember having to create a new Intuit ID to log into the application. There is a change in the authentication system coming that will affect all counties that made the switch. Soon you will have to create an entirely new account using the Quicken ID system to access versions of Quicken starting with Quicken 2015. Below, I’ll summarize what to expect with the change and the timeline for the process.

A little over a year ago, Intuit sold its consumer based money management software, Quicken, to private equity firm H.I.G. Capital. In an effort to move away from Intuit altogether, the company has been working on a new secure authentication system for Quicken users.

Starting now and through August, you will receive an email from Quicken about this change and what to expect. This email might look similar to the picture below. To verify, this email will come from Quicken’s verified email address, quicken@e.quicken.com.

Once the process is live, all you need to do is update your Quicken software. You will need to click the One Step Update Button and install any available update. After your product is updated, when opening Quicken, you’ll be prompted with a screen to create your Quicken ID. You’ll use your new Quicken ID to access all Quicken applications, including Quicken for Windows, Quicken for Mac, Quicken Mobile, and Quicken.com.

Don’t worry, creating this new Quicken ID doesn’t impact or change the data in your Quicken file, and, as always, your data is secure.  If you have any bank account logins or passwords, or a password vault stored in Quicken, those will remain stored locally on your computer.

If you have any questions about this change, please see the links below or contact the Support Specialist for your county.

Sources:

https://getsatisfaction.com/quickencommunity/topics/fyi-upcoming-action-required-critical-updates-for-quicken-windows-canada-and-mac-users

https://www.quicken.com/support/why-am-i-prompted-create-new-quicken-id-and-password

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