Single Sign-On applications in offline mode. How to use an application when you cannot connect to the SSO server.
Q. What is Offline Operation?
A . Offline operation is when you like to run certain application without network connectivity. Offline operation lets the user log onto SSO and launch SSO-enabled applications, when the SSO Client cannot connect to the SSO Server.
Q. When do you use offline operation?
A. Offline application is marked to be used offline when you have no connectivity to the SSO server, so the user could continue with his/her daily operation without being interrupted.
Q. How does offline application work?
A. Once the application is marked for offline, the first time and every time you logon to the SSO Client, it copies all the necessary data from the server on to the client machine (ex: scripts, encrypted password..etc) and once you can't connect to the SSO server it uses that data to log you on to any of the application and let you know normally.
To enable (or disable) offline operation
Note: If modified on a local machine, we recommend that you shut down the SSO Client (including SSO Tools, SSO Status Icon and SSO Launchbar) before you make any changes to the configuration files. If you do not shut down the SSO Client, you must restart it for changes to take effect.
Mark an Application for Offline Use
You can mark any SSO-enabled application for offline use. This means that the user can log on to this application while the SSO Client is unable to connect to the SSO Server or authentication agent. You will need to modify your script to run in offline mode as well, if it requires resources from the server while it is unavailable the offline operation will fail.
To mark an application for offline use
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Once you have completed these steps, please test the result by first logging into the SSO client while the server is available.
Logoff and log back in again with the server not available, it will prompt you letting you know that the SSO server is not available.
Now you should be able to see those applications that were set for offline use.
Click on the application and run them to see if there are any issues.
Now you have completed the offline application configurations.