This is just out of curiosity. I've been contemplating my options for going from my current stand-alone 1Password on Mac/Windows to 1Password 7, and trying to understand all the ramifications of staying stand-alone vs. going subscription, and thought of the following hypothetical.
At work we have a network that is mostly blocked from accessing the internet. (It's where we handle credit card processing. The only outgoing internet access allowed is access to payment gateways).
I'm just curious. Would it be possible to use 1Password in such an environment?
I'm currently on a stand-alone license, so I don't think that there are any fundamental operational issues. I'd just have to manually sync my vaults with their peers outside the isolated network. That's no problem.
However, how about entering the license key in the first place? Does stand-alone 1Password require internet access to verify the validity of the license key, or is the license key self-validating?
If it does need internet access to initially verify the license, I could probably arrange a one time hole in the firewall to let it through. Would that be sufficient, or does it need to periodically talk to something at AgileBits to verify the license is still valid?
How about if I were on the subscription service? No way could I convince them to white list 1password.com on the firewall, but since the subscription version does keep a local cache of the cloud vault...could I manually move the cache from a copy outside the firewall and somehow make 1Password inside the firewall think that copy was its cache?
My understanding is that on Mac, subscription 1Password can use local vaults, and with 1Password 7 that will be true on both Mac and PC. So using a local vault should address the vault access issue behind the firewall, but what about logging in? Would I have to open the firewall once to let 1Password see that my account is not frozen? Would it need to periodically verify that?
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