For companies without online access, offline licenses are the way to go!
Conduktor relies on Auth0 to manage user authentication securely and check our software licenses. Therefore, it is not normally possible to use Conduktor if you don't have an online access. This was limitating for secured enterprises where online is just not possible (insurance, banking institutions etc.). This is why we developed an offline mode.
Make sure to purchase the Offlineoption with your subscription to use this feature.
Process to login offline
To work in offline mode, there is a few steps to be followed by the user and the manager.
1. User: Enable offline Login
To avoid using auth0, Conduktor can identify you using a "offline token" instead. Doing such, no contact to the outside world is necessary, and you can work offline, with your clusters still accessible on your network.
To get this "offline token", you need to enable the Offline mode into Conduktor by going into the Network options, on the welcome screen:
Go to Network > Options, enable offline Login
By doing so, the "LOGIN / SIGNUP" button now reads "OFFLINE LOGIN".
2. User: Click on Offline Login and generate a Code
This is open a dialog where you have to enter your email address, then click on "Generate Code".
This will generate a code specific for your account and your machine, that you need to send to your Conduktor manager. Every code generated will be different.
3. Manager: Create an Offline License from the Code
Using our portal (through an online access), the manager of your team / company will be able to create an "offline token" for Conduktor, from a code.
A token is specific PER USER. All users will have a different token.
Step 1: the manager enters the code of the user, this will generate a license with a token
Step 2: the manager copies the token of the license and give it back to the user
Step 1: create an offline license from the user code
Step 2: copy the offline token and sent it to the user
4. User: Paste its personal "offline token" into Conduktor
Paste the token your manager sent you in the Step 2 / 2, then click on Login:
Et voilà! You are "offline logged in"! You can show the "Offline mode" enabled on the bottom left.
A few things
Offline means nothing goes out
Because you are offline, some options are now disabled and hidden (like Analytics & Reports: they have nowhere to go!).
A code is generated for a specific machine (where Conduktor is installed). A token generated is also specific for this same machine (where the original code was generated).
You cannot use a token on a different machine, you will need to generate a new token for the user (hence a new license).
Renewal every year
Subscriptions are typically renewed every year.
Therefore, the generated tokens will be declared INVALID by Conduktor on the subscription anniversary date (there is one day of slack to provide a "smooth" migration). All tokens will need to be generated again for all users under this mode.