An air gap environment is a security measure that involves isolating a computer or network and preventing it from establishing an external connection. An air-gapped computer is physically segregated and incapable of connecting wirelessly or physically with other computers or network devices.
In such environments transferring files to and from such systems can be challenging. From vSEC:CMS 6.9 we have introduced a mode where you can configure the system as air-gapped. This will allow for easier activation of the system license when going from evaluation to production mode.
Enable Air-Gapped Mode
Presuming that the system is in evaluation mode, from File - Program Settings enable Enable air-gapped mode.
Once enabled you can verify that the system is in this mode from Help - Diagnostic and check if Air-gagged is set to true.
Depending on whether the System Owner (SO) credential has already been made different flows exist to activate the production license.
If you have not already issued an SO then from File - Add System Owner Card you can perform this task. Attached a blank, supported credential that you will use as the SO credential and complete the configuration similar to below.
Don't forget to save securely the unblock key in your password vault which will be required to unblock the SO PIN should you block the PIN in the future.
Enable Activate production license or subscription check box and click Add. You will then be prompted to save the license request file. Save the file and send the contents to your vSEC:CMS vendor.
If you do not enable Activate production license or subscription above but do Add the SO credential then you need to perform below to complete the license activation.
Navigate to Options - License and click Activate. You will then be prompted to save the license request file. Save the file and send the contents to your vSEC:CMS vendor.
The contents of the request file are designed to be limited in data to make it easier to transfer the data to your vSEC:CMS vendor. You can open the file in any text editor to see the contents. Below is a sample of what the contents can look like:
|Transaction ID: 110E1A2323A6554B
License Challenge : A855893F921880F893B12C288769412E09879F22232F11D799179640AC530D81
Versasec will generate the license code and provide back to you or your vendor. You then need to activate. Navigate to Options - License and click View License button. Select the Waiting for response link and select the license activation file received from your provider to complete the activation.
For future license increases see the article License Management for details.