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Signon

Enter your ID and Password and select OK to sign on. Each Operator using Collect! must have a **UNIQUE ID** and Password to control the functions they are allowed to perform. Passwords are case-sensitive. Press F1 for help.

1. Type your ID, then press the Tab key to move to the Password.

2. Type your Password, then press Tab to move to the OK button.

3. Then press the ENTER key to choose OK to sign on.

Press the Escape (Esc) key or the CANCEL button to cancel an close the Signon form.

Collect! ships with a predefined set of User IDs and Passwords. For example, OWN for Owner, SYS for System Administrator, MGR for Office Manager, and SC for Senior Collector. For each of the IDs, the Password is the same as the ID. The Password for ID OWN is 'own', the Password for ID SYS is 'sys', and so on. The default OWN is used when the system is first installed.

ID

Enter the Operator ID you want to sign on with.

tip.gif Each Operator MUST have a unique ID. This is especially important when multiple operators are signed on in a network environment!

You may use a maximum of 7 numbers and/or characters as an Operator ID. If you have not changed any Operator information, some examples that are currently used in Collect! are as follows.

ID -- Password -- Description
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OWN -- own -- Owner

SYS -- sys -- System Administrator

CMG -- cmg -- Collection Manager

SC -- sc -- Senior Collector

JC -- jc -- Junior Collector

GUEST -- guest -- Guest

tip.gif For a complete list of Operator IDs and Passwords, sign on to the database using the standard ID OWN and Password OWN. Select System from the top menu bar and then select Rights from the drop-down choices. Select Operators from the side menu and the list of all Operators in your system will be displayed. Press F1 for help on the Operator form and more information about IDs and Passwords, User Levels and Access Rights.

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Password

Enter your Password assigned to your ID.

You can enter a maximum of 21 numbers and/or characters. If you have not changed any Operator information, some examples that are currently used in Collect! are as follows.

ID -- Password -- Description
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OWN -- own -- Owner

SYS -- sys -- System Administrator

CMG -- cmg -- Collection Manager

SC -- sc -- Senior Collector

JC -- jc -- Junior Collector

GUEST -- guest -- Guest

tip.gif For a complete list of Operator IDs and Passwords, sign on to the database using the standard ID OWN and Password OWN. Select System from the top menu bar and then select Rights from the drop-down choices. Select Operators from the side menu and the list of all Operators in your system will be displayed. Press F1 for help on the Operator form and more information about IDs and Passwords, User Levels and Access Rights.

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Server

The Signon form displays a server pick list. The default value is 'RDS' and this should not be changed unless you are an Administrator.

tip.gif This field is visible only when there is more than one Server entry in the connect.ini.

The Signon Server pick list is available in Collect! Version 11.4.1.1 and newer. This is an ADVANCED feature. Please refer to Help topic, CV11 Server Options for details.

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RDM Server Version

The RDM Server Version and Date are displayed in the Collect! splash screen under the Copyrights and also on the Help About screen under the O/S. This will assist in troubleshooting and upgrading when Birdstep RDM patches are applied to our Collect! distribution.

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OK

Select this button or press the ENTER key while it is highlighted. Your ID and PASSWORD and will be compared to the list of valid Operators. If you have entered a valid ID and PASSWORD, Collect! will present the Welcome To Collect! screen. You can open the default database, select a different database to open, or perform other functions accessible from the Welcome To Collect! screen.

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Quit

Select this button or press the ENTER key while it is highlighted to cancel the Signon function and close the Collect! splash screen. Pressing the ESC key will also close the splash screen.

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Help

Select this button for help on the Signon form and links to related topics.

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Use Default ID And Password

The Collect! Demo ships with a default_passwords.txt which contains the ID and Password OWN and own.

Example:

OWN
own

This displays as default ID and Password whenever you open the Collect! splash screen.

When you license Collect!, this TXT file is removed, so that you can immediately enter any ID and Password when you open Collect!. However, you may want to add it back into the CV11\bin folder with a Default ID and Password of your choice. This must be a valid Operator already set up in Collect!

If you would like to sign on automatically using a default ID and Password, you can add an argument to the shortcut properties. You can do this for the shortcut on each operator's computer. However, you must use valid Operator IDs already set up in Collect!.

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See Also

- Command Line Startup Options
- Introduction To Sign On
- Troubleshooting Sign On

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