Listed are our recommendations when utilizing Universal Type Server/Client from home or a remote location
This article covers Universal Type Server/ Client 7 in all supported environments on Mac OS and Windows OS
Universal Type Server/ Client 7 is an on-premise software. Put into plain terms this means the software is designed to work while in your local office environment. This being said there are many technologies that can be used to "remote" into your local office. VPN (Virtual Private Network) technologies are some of the most common. This enables a user to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if they were doing so from their local office environment. While all environments are different, the main element is to make sure that the necessary ports are accessible to the server via the VPN connection. For UTS/UTC you will need ports 8080 and 8443 open (ports may differ if your administrator has changed them within the application) This configuration and set up would depend solely upon your company's IT staff.
Work in Offline Mode
In Universal Type Client you have the option to work "Offline". This can be done by going to Server>Go Offline. Depending on what your replication mode is set to (see below) you will have partial or full access to your fonts. You can then work offline for the next 30 days, at the end of which you'll need to reconnect to Universal Type Server in order to validate your seat.
Administrators of Universal Type Server/ Client 7 can choose different replication modes for their users:
- All: The user has access to all fonts in their workgroups.
- On-Demand Local Cache: The user has access to any fonts that they have previously used. Any fonts that they have ever previewed or activated reside in the cache.
- On-Demand: The user has access to the fonts that are active on their system before going offline.
Public Facing Servers
Some companies may opt to make their UTS server public facing. This is essentially the same as how a web server would allow you to access webpages anywhere on the internet. While this is not necessarily a recommended configuration (due to the potential security risks) the same principles that were applied to the VPN connection hold true. Ports 8080 and 8443 will need to be open on the server to allow users to login and download fonts. If your environment has opted to do this, then you may have to forget your connection to establish a new one to the public facing server. This can be done in the client by going to Server>Forget Connection. This will bring you back to the login page of UTC 7. You can then login to the necessary environment.
If you run into trouble with this process or have additional questions please contact technical support