We attempted to use Manufacturing Execution to modernize our time tracking by clocking-in to Job Card Device. We were using manual time cards. Upon deployment into Production environment, we found that the Job Card Device (on a tablet or PC) will not stay signed-in over night. So each morning, someone has to go to over 100 public time and attendance devices and sign them back in before our workers can clock-in to their day or a job. We reported a bug...MS says it is working as designed which is both short-sighted and unfortunate. Either through a licensing-type designation/assignment, configuration, or user roles (we could care less how), there should be a way to allow an open session to stay open for a device that is simply clocking time, attendance, and activity.

Ideas Administrator

It is now possible to extend the session time-out limit for select users to a maximum of 90 days. To do so, you must

  1. Enable the (Preview) Enables session management for users feature in Feature management
  2. Go to System administration > Users > User session management and specify the Supply Chain Management user account that is used to sign in to the device, and the number of hours that the session should stay active for.

Extending the user session time-out is available starting from 10.0.20 / Platform Update 44 (July 2021 update), and applies to both the Job card terminal, the Job card device, and the new Production floor execution interface.

For more information, please refer to the Extend the session past 12 hours and User session management.documentation topics. 



Søren Vagn Andersen | Principal Program Manager | Microsoft Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management | sorenand@microsoft.com