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I have 200 employees in our company database. I want to know do i need to add all the employees to Active Directory and in Dynamics AX users list so that they can access Enterprise Portal to enter Time Sheets ?
Thanks in Advance!
as per my understanding...
Yes, you have to create 200 Dynamics AX users using Active Directory users
as per standard employee can enter their time sheets using Employee self service.. which is Enterprise portal based.. which will need windows authentication for login..
if you have any constraint creating 200 users in Dynamics AX then may be you can consider creating .net application for entering timesheet data in dynamics ax this will require development effort.
Please verify and update us with your findings
Nithesh is correct with his answer about the AD users. I have seen up to 900 timesheet users. At a current implementation we are adding department by department in AX. Here we already have 300 persons who needs writing the time using the enterprise portal.
You need to have the AD user, so the person can login and can be linked to a specific worker. Also the workflow should be able to "know" the user for subitting and possible rejections.
The standard role Project Timesheet User is a self serve user, so for the cost I would not consider creating another application...
Consider using an active directory user group to manage you employees logging into AX solely for the purpose of using timesheets. You can then manage disable and enable them automatically via AD and AX will keep in sync. We run something similar for requisition creators.
1. Create a new AD group with all your users in it
2. In AX simply create a new "User" (System Admin -> Users -> New User)3. Select "Account Type" of "Active Directory Group"4. Enter the AD group name under USer id and Alias5. Enter your AD network domain.6. Check the enabled tickbox.7. Add the relevant security role.
Any users who belong to this AD group will now automatically be created as a user when logging into AX.
You may need to write some code to trigger an automatic Employee creation and linking for use in timesheet, but the above may save half of your headache at least.
Thanks for answering guys.
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