Burli Login

The login screen appears automatically when Burli is started ot by using CTRL-L. Users must login correctly to use the programme.

Once logged in, the user’s name appears beside items added to the In-Queue and is associated with any item he or she creates, edits or prints.

Not every Burli installation uses the security system. Small radio newsrooms with a limited number of workstations or users may decide not to use the feature. In this case no login screen appears, all users have access to all installed features and Burli does not keep track of the author of any item. Television installations require the security system.

Logging in

If you are starting Burli on a given computer, the login screen appears automatically. If Burli is already running at a workstation, press Ctrl-L to log out the current user and bring up the login screen.

To log in, enter your user name and password in the spaces provided. If necessary, choose a Profile from the list, (see below) then press <Enter> or click the Login… button.

What the heck is a Profile?

A profile is a distinct set of features designed to simplify logging in for users who need different features at different times. The most common profiles are Radio and Television, with each automatically providing the specific sets of Burli tools that a journalist in each kind of newsroom needs. For example, users running the television profile automatically have access to TV scripting, rundowns, prompter controls and printing; radio profile users get the radio equivalents.

If the profile box is empty or greyed-out, the profiles system is not installed on your network – not every Burli system needs profiles. On systems that do have profiles, most users will not need to change the profile setting as they log in.

Logging out

To log out of Burli, press Ctrl-L. The current user is immediately logged out and the login screen reappears. Shutting Burli off at a workstation also logs the user out.

Troubleshooting

I get the message ‘Invalid login name’

The system does not recognise the username you are entering. Check the spelling (including capital and small letters) and try again. If the problem persists, ask your system administrator or IT department for help.

I get the message ‘Invalid password’

The system recognises your username but not your password. Check the spelling (including capital and small letters) and try again. Also check that you’ve entered your username correctly. It’s possible you’ve entered someone else’s username by mistake (yours and theirs may differ by a single keystroke) and Burli is expecting their password. Try re-typing both your username and password. If the problem persists, ask your system administrator or IT department for help.

I get the message ‘Action not allowed without first logging in’

No one is currently logged into Burli at that workstation. Press Ctrl-L and log in using your username and password.

I get the message ‘No authorisation for this action’

Your security settings don’t include permission to do whatever it is you’re trying to do. Permission to perform each function (reading wires, playing audio, deleting stories, editing copy and so on) is controlled for each user. Some users have permission to do only one or two things, others have permission to do everything. Most people (likely including you) fall somewhere in between. Your editor or news director can have the system administrator or IT department change your security permission if necessary.

If you normally have permission to perform a task and suddenly get this message, double check that you are logged in at that workstation (someone else with different permissions may be logged in instead). To be sure, press Ctrl-L and log in again. If the problem persists, ask your system administrator or IT department for help.

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