Many OfficeClip administrators (who have installed version of OfficeClip) have asked us how they can allow people to access the software from home (or anywhere outside their office). This article will discuss various ways of doing this.
OfficeClip works with the Internet Information Server (IIS), so it is a matter of making the machine with the IIS available outside your organization.
If your organization has a VPN connection
If your company already has a vpn connection, then you can use it to access OfficeClip.
If you are using DSL/Cable Internet connection
- Make sure you have a firewall rule on the OfficeClip machine that states that TCP/IP Port 80 is accessible outside your organization.
- Log in to your Dsl/Cable router and go to the port forwarding option.
- Open port 80 (TCP/IP) and forward all traffic to the IP address of the OfficeClip Server.
If you do not have Static IP Address
Get a free dynamic dns service. There are many free provider out there. We have tested it with a service called no-ip.com. This service allows you to use a real name (instead of the dynamic ip address) to connect to the OfficeClip server from outside your organization.
SK Dutta is a software architect and creator of OfficeClip Suite of products. He loves to design and develop software that makes people do their job better and more fun. He always explores ways to improve productivity for small businesses. He is also an avid reader in many areas, including psychology, productivity, and business.