Testing the connection to the server
Before you try to connect to the server from ManicTime, make sure that the server is visible. Open web browser and navigate to the server's URL. By default, server will be athttp[s]://<ip or name of server>:8080/
If you are asked for credentials or you see a page, then the connection is working. If you don't, then the server is probably behind firewall. Check with your network administrator about allowing incoming connections to the machine, where the server is running.
Connecting to server from ManicTime
To set up a connection to the server, open ManicTime, then go to Tools and settings -> Server manager -> Add server.
For the URL, use the same URL you've used above to check, if the connection is open. Url should be with protocol (http or https).
If you are using Windows domain, then you can just use “Current user” option and it should work.
If you are not using Windows domain (or don't know what Windows domain is), then try the username and password you use to login to the machine, where ManicTime Server is running.
If the user is part of a domain, you usually need to include domain with the username ( DOMAIN\UserXY )
Which data would you like to send
On the next page you can select which data you want to transfer to the server.
On the server you can define which server tags are allowed. This way all users need to use the same tags, which keeps tags consistent.
Once you hit Ok, you can see server status at the bottom of Main window. On the image bellow you can see ManicTime publishing one timeline and downloading tags.
If you right click on server status you can edit or delete the server. You can also double click it or choose 'Go to server' to open server's web site in the browser.