Configuring expense@work and time@work for Remote Access

time@work and expense@work can be configured to enable employees to access their timesheets and expense claims from remote locations outside the company network.

To enable remote access for employees, your Network Administrator must configure the firewall and/or router for port mapping.

The time@work and expense@work web clients only use the HTTP protocol on the standard TCP port 80 and so to allow remote access the port mapping for an incoming connection should be done to port 80 on the IP address of the Server on which time@work or expense@work are installed.

An alternative port on the firewall’s public (Internet) interface can be used (for example 8080) if port 80 is already in use, but this should still be mapped to port 80 on the internal server. In this case the URL for access to time@work or expense@work will contain the alternative port number.

It would also be normal to configure the external IP address with a DNS alias such as:

taw.yourcompany.com or
exp.yourcompany.com

Using the above examples, if port 80 was used then the address to access time@work or expense@work might be:

http://taw.yourcompany.com/taw/psw/login.aspx or
http://exp.yourcompany.com/exp/psw/login.aspx

If port 8080 was being used then this would need to be included in the address, e.g.

http://taw.yourcompany.com:8080/taw/psw/login.aspx or
http://exp.yourcompany.com:8080/exp/psw/login.aspx

Depending on the security privilages of your network you may also need to amend the Web.Config file found in the time@work or expense@work Web/PSW/ directory on your server.