If your solution requires a read or write exchange between your local environment and Time Bank Online, you'll need to download the Time Bank transfer application, TBXfer.
TBXfer is a separate application that must be downloaded and installed to the local environment in order for Time Bank Online to access your local PC to read and write data (files, database, etc.).
TBXfer allows Time Bank Online to be compatible with multiple browsers, such as the latest version of Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome.
While TBXfer is installed on your local machine, your browser page is what is communicating with TBXfer over port 80. Nothing EXTERNAL ever calls into TBXfer. All communication is initiated by/requested by TBXfer calling out to Time Bank Online. That means there is no need to open port 80 to external traffic. The IP address for our hosted Time Bank Online application is 188.8.131.52.
The transfer application ClickOnce is supported by fewer and fewer browsers, so if you are still using ClickOnce, to avoid an error messages from your browser, download TBXfer to your local environment now.
Note: TBXfer should run without issues in a terminal services environment; however, TBXfer has not been tested in a Citrix (virtual desktop) environment. If you have multiple users on Citrix that are sharing the same ports, then you might have to run TBXfer on demand rather than having it run all the time in the background. The setup will depend on the Citrix configuration and if each user can use their own ports, etc.
For more instructions and tips about installing and running TBXfer, check out the Time Bank Online Quick Guide.