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Authentication And Access

To gain Access and be Authenticated by the Empower Time Track API, follow the following steps:

1. Get a User Name and Password from Empower - this will be provided on request and will be in the form of apiCompanyNamexxxx (where company name is your Company Name and xxxx is a string).

For the security of your data, Empower Time Track API will verify that Clients or third party developers or systems are permitted to initiate a transaction before they make one.  Empower
 will then au
thenticate each request.   If the request cannot be authenticated, an appropriate message is returned.

2.  In the SOAP request header, your application or SOAP client must set the Username and Password elements to pass an API username/password combination.

The following example shows part of the AuthenticationCredential elements.



         <web:UserName>apiCompanyNameAbcd </web:UserName>



   </soapenv:Header>These elements are required for all SOAP requests.

3.  The API Connection/Authentication can be tested by a simple call to the function

PingWithAuthenticated(message As String) As String

You will get the message string back if the ping test is successful.

For an example see Example Code.



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