Online Banking - download transactions function failed

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Jennifer Blanchard

06 Nov, 2021 01:37 AM

Upgraded to Moneydance 2022. I was hoping this version would fix my broken connection to USAA to download my transactions. I subscribed to Moneydance+ but it still isn't working. I must be doing something wrong. Please advise.

  1. 1 Posted by dtd on 06 Nov, 2021 02:46 AM

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    just a user - what isn't working, could you describe in more detail?

    I haven't yet tested USAA with MD+ as USAA has worked for me with OFX since February.

    My impression, from reading other posts, is that MD+ can work with USAA, but the 2FA (two factor authentication) can get in the way. So more detail on what you see and such would help me help.

  2. 2 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 06 Nov, 2021 06:05 AM

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    @Jennifer - FYI we now have a quite simple process to follow to get usaa working with direct connection. If you’re interested in this, let us know?

  3. 3 Posted by jblanchard on 14 Nov, 2021 02:17 AM

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    To Stuart Beesley: OFX would be our preferred way. Is this a conversation we need to have, or are there instructions that you can pass on. We are long-time MD users, but our USAA connection no longer worked (can't remember the date, but it's been months), and we have been manually entering transactions. We were hoping MD+ might solve our issues.
    Please advise.

  4. 4 Posted by dtd on 14 Nov, 2021 02:24 AM

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    just a user

    Moneydance has written a knowledgebase article on how to do this.

  5. 5 Posted by dtd on 14 Nov, 2021 02:29 AM

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    Note that there are still references to the older, less simple way to fix USAA OFX ("python script", "script"), but basically the new instructions are now in STEP 1 - STEP 3, the rest is older, but mostly valid.

  6. 6 Posted by dtd on 14 Nov, 2021 02:36 AM

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    @Stuart is hopefully in bed now, but he should be available in a few hours (he's based in the UK)

    I could probably help some if you have questions in the next couple of hours.

  7. 7 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 14 Nov, 2021 08:58 AM

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    @Jerry, as @dtd says.....

    Follow the knowledge-base article..

    In very simple terms:
    1/ Log in to USAA and manually harvest your 36 digit ClientUID.
    2/ Install/run Toolbox extension. Advanced mode. MENU: Online Banking (OFX) Tools. Then option 'USAA ONLY: (NEW METHOD) Manually ‘prime’/overwrite stored Root UserIDS/ClientUIDs'. Follow the screen to enter your UserID and the ClientUID.
    3/ Then use the standard MD Online Setup menu (selecting the 'USAA Custom Profile')... From this point, you are using completely standard MD...

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