Limiting Clock Ins and Clock Outs to a Specific IP Address

TimeForge has the ability to limit clocking in and clocking out to a specific Internet Protocol (IP) address. One common concern with web based software and attendance tracking is ensuring that staff members are actually at work before they are allowed to clock in. TimeForge can require staff members to be physically be at the location that connects to a specific IP address before allowing staff members to clock in or out.  

IP addresses are unique identifiers for computers on the internet and are normally provided by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). In some cases, your ISP will provide a dynamic IP address, which changes every few weeks. Most ISPs will allow you to get a static, or sticky-static IP address for a nominal monthly fee. In many cases, multiple computers in a single office will share a single IP address through the use of a router or firewall device (such as those provided by Cisco, Linksys, D-Link, or Netgear).  Similar to a phone number, only one physical location at a time can have an IP address.

Note: TimeForge can require that employees must clock in and clock out using a fingerprint scanner, which will restrict clocking in and out to a single physical computer at your location, regardless of the IP address.

Navigate to the “Attendance Options” page.

Navigate to the "Attendance Options" page.
  • Log in
  • Hover over “Attendance
  • Select “Attendance Options.”

Add your IP address to the list of allowed IP addresses.

Add your IP address to the list of allowed IP addresses.

To add an IP address, or several, to the list of IP addresses allowed for clocking in and out, locate the pictured option on the “Attendance Options” page.

Then, either

1. Type the IP address(es) into the text box, separating multiple addresses by a space, comma, or by putting them on separate lines

or

2. Click the “Add this computer to allowed IPs” button, and TimeForge will add your current IP address to the list of allowed IP addresses.

Save the changes.

Save the changes.

Scroll to the bottom of the “Attendance Options” page and click the yellow “Save Company Settings” button.

Employees will now be unable to clock in from restricted computers.

Employees will now be unable to clock in from restricted computers.

Employees that try to clock in to TimeForge from an IP address other than those you have allowed will receive a warning similar to the above screen shot.

These staff members will not be able to clock in or clock out.

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