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Offline Mode

Description

 

The Offline mode allows you to connect to a local copy of the data source when the live database is unavailable. It can be used when a user is working from a disconnected network or when there is any kind of connectivity issue to the data source.

 

The read/write offline mode add the possibility for users to manipulate their sessions while disconnected from the data source. This is extremely useful for off site personnel or when working in environments that have sporadic network availability.

 

When connected via VPN to clients network

Working from home

Working off-site

 

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This feature is not available for all data sources, refer to the help topic of your chosen data source.

 

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The offline cache is first encrypted using our own private key mixed with some information taken from the local computer. This makes it impossible for a copy on another machine to be readable. By default it is also encrypted with Windows NTFS encryption. In this case, there is no key saved anywhere.

 

For added security, offline files are set to expire after a delay, the default expiry is set to 7 days but can be modified via the Data Source Settings.

 

Settings

 

Offline Mode

 

Data Source configuraiton - Advanced tab - Offline mode

Data Source configuraiton - Advanced tab - Offline mode

 

Option

Description

Disabled

The offline mode will be disabled for the data source.

Read-only

Session data can be browsed and launched while not communicating back to the data source.

Read/Write

Session data can be browsed/launched/modified.

 

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Read/Write offline mode is not available with the Basic subscription of Online Database.

 

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Not all functionality of Password Vault Manager is enabled while offline. Even when in read/write access mode you may not be able to perform all actions, for example documents uploaded to your data source are not cached locally. On the other hand, note that the Private Vault is available in offline mode.

 

Grant/Remove Offline

 

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The offline mode is controlled at three levels:

 

User permissions

Data source settings (server configuration)

Data source configuration (local configuration)

 

A user most be granted Read/Write at all three levels to allow read/write privileges.

 

User permissions

Data Source Settings

Data Source Configuration

Effective Access

Disabled or Read-only or Read/write

Disabled or Read-only or Read/write

Disabled

Disabled

Disabled or Read-only or Read/write

Disabled

Disabled or Read-only or Read/write

Disabled

Disabled

Disabled or Read-only or Read/write

Disabled or Read-only or Read/write

Disabled

Read-only or Read/write

Read-only or Read/write

Read-only

Read-only

Read-only or Read/write

Read-only

Read-only or Read/write

Read-only

Read-only

Read-only or Read/write

Read-only or Read/write

Read-only

Read/write

Read/write

Read/write

Read/write

 

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You want to know the current effective Offline Mode while connected? See My Data Source Information.