SLASCONE does not require the licensed application to have permanent internet connectivity. However, in order to avoid using license files, internet connectivity is sporadically required, at least during the activation process.
By default, most firewalls allow outbound traffic, while blocking inbound traffic. SLASCONE traffic is outbound, so it should be allowed in most cases. If not a firewall rule is necessary.
In order to circumvent potential firewall restrictions, it is recommended to define an outbound firewall rule, during the installation of the application. An IP based inbound firewall rule is not necessary. You may optionally further restrict the rule to the port used for https (443 by default).
You can easily create such a firewall rule using powershell:
New-NetFirewallRule -DisplayName “Slascone-Client” -Direction Outbound -Program “PathToProgramm” -RemoteAddress “RemoteInboundIPAddress” -Action Allow
The RemoteInboundIPAddress can be easily found in the Azure Portal or by simply pinging your SLASCONE API Url. Your SLASCONE API IP address is static.