Audio Security Update

Note: this information only applies while moving from builds with numbers lower than 145 to more recent builds.

There was a small but significant upgrade to the Burli security system in build 145a. In beta builds 145a-149y and in all releases 150+, permission to play audio from the in-queue is controlled for each Burli user. The default setting is NO permission. This means that without a minor tweak to your settings, once you upgrade to any Burli version 145+ no user will be able to play any in-queue audio.

Burli installations where the security module is not installed (i.e. where the above login screen does not appear when Burli starts up) are NOT affected no matter what Burli version is used.

What do we have to do?

Very little. Simply install the new version of Burli and give the appropriate users permission to play in-queue audio. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

Installing the latest version of Burli

  1. Back-up your existing copy of Burli and the file ‘Security.dta’ (found in the Settings sub-directory on your Burli root path).
  2. Download the latest version of Burli.
  3. Install the new version of Burli.

For more details on installing a new version of Burli see our upgrade instructions.

Updating the permissions

  1. Open the security settings in the Burli configuration
    area (Shift-F8 from the main Burli screen).
  2. Select a user from the list and click on the “Rights for user…” button (in the centre of the screen).
  3. The Resource list appears. Expand ‘Core’ (as illustrated at right) and click on ‘In-queue’.
  4. The bottom of the four permission on the right (‘Play in-queue audio’) is the one in question. Make sure this is checked for any user who needs to play in-queue audio.
  5. Click OK. The revised permissions will be in effect the next time the user logs in. Repeat for other users.
  6. Click OK on the security configuration screen when done.

I’d like to give this permission to everyone. Do I have to do this individually for every user?

No. You can assign the permission to all users with one step. Choose ‘Groups’ from the drop-down box at the top left of the security configuration screen. By default Burli includes a group ‘All’ that automatically includes all users. Turn on permission to play in-queue audio for all this group in exactly the same way as described above for a single user. Once done every user, regardless of what other groups or permissions are in place, will be able to play in-queue audio.

I’d like to give the permission to a group of people

If you just want this permission given to an identifiable group of users (editors, newsreaders, or technicians, for example) select that group instead of ‘All’ described above. If necessary, create a new group (by clicking on ‘New’ at the bottom of the screen) and follow the instructions on screen.

OK. I’ve read this through three times and still don’t get it. How do I get more help?

First, read over our installation checklist. It will help you with updating your Burli software at any time. If you still have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Burli or your local reseller for support; it’s what we’re here for.

We don’t currently use Burli security. How do we get started?

Contact Burli support. For most customers the security module can be added at no extra cost.