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# 67971 12-Sep-2010 10:55
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At work we have a website that we use as a product catalogue, I want to be able to access this from home. The site has a normal .co.nz domain so I don't believe it is hosted locally on our intranet etc. When I try to access out side of work I get 403 - access Is forbidden with the given credentials supplied. When using from work no login information etc is needed How would I go about accessing this site from home??

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  # 378936 12-Sep-2010 11:01
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It sounds like the website is protected on a per IP basis with your work's IP allowed and others not allowed. I'd suggest you talk to the IT department about how to get access from home. TBH if the application was half decent it would have good enough security in credential authorization to not require any IP restrictions at all.




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  # 378940 12-Sep-2010 11:30
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Firefuze: this should never have made it to Geekzone, whether you can access internally hosted stuff externally or not is entirely up to your corporate IT lot. Having a .co.nz domain associated with it means nothing, and not having to sign in seperately also means nothing at all.  The answers to both are in DNS and Single-Sign-On.

There are plenty of technical reasons for and against and a bunch of strangers are hardly in a position to make a judgement call like that, that's a decision for your employers to make - if you're meant to have access to it at home, they'll show you how or enable it somehow.

Zeon: That's a horribly judgemental statement to make - that a sufficiently credential-protected resource should not require other means of protection.  Ever hear of defence in depth?





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  # 378941 12-Sep-2010 11:35
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I agree with black jack.

We have terminal servers and only allow certain staff home ip addresses through from outside the office.
There are some things you dont want your staff accessing from home, outside their work hours. And I do this by IP restrictions.

Some generic usernames are shared for access to certain applications and in a 24 hr office, you cannot enable time restrictions on a few of these usernames either.




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  # 378945 12-Sep-2010 11:46
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Thanks for the replys, I have requested access, am also allowed but our IT department is off shore and do everything remotely and they are not exactly the quickest bunch when it comes doing things. Been waiting 2 weeks so far. Hence wondering if I can set up access myself.


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