Missionary in Bulgaria and I'm yet again lost in MLS

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Missionary in Bulgaria and I'm yet again lost in MLS

Postby TheDragonReborn » Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:01 am

So, the Branch President was a return missionary from Bulgaria here in Blagoevgrad, however due to problems he is back in America and I'm a current missionary here in Bulgaria and have been asked to fill his spot.

I'm using his login to do everything, the problem is when I go to Authorize a batch or do anything like that - I enter the Branch Presidents login and username however, no one else is an option to put in to authorize anything. How do I go about adding someone to the user list? Thanks for any information.

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Re: Missionary in Bulgaria and I'm yet again lost in MLS

Postby russellhltn » Sun Aug 16, 2015 12:05 pm

TheDragonReborn wrote:How do I go about adding someone to the user list?

You have to log in as someone who has admin rights in MLS.

Note that to authorize a batch, that person must not only have the correct rights in MLS (probably finance), but the MLS login must be connected to someone with the proper calling (Bishopric, clerk, finance clerk). Since you are using someone else's login who is no longer in the area, that might be the problem.
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Re: Missionary in Bulgaria and I'm yet again lost in MLS

Postby sbradshaw » Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:12 pm

In order for a person to be able to authorize a batch, he needs to 1) have a membership record in the ward (regular or out-of-unit), 2) have his calling as a bishopric member or clerk recorded in Organizations > Bishopric (or Branch Presidency, in your case), and 3) have an MLS account created for them that connects to his membership record and has the finances checkbox checked.

Check under Organizations > Branch Presidency and make sure your calling is recorded.
Then, check under System Options > Users and make sure the account you're using is linked to your membership record.
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