SourceGear SourceOffSite Features

Features of SourceGear SourceOffSite

SourceOffSite is a remote access product for users of Microsoft Visual SourceSafe. SourceOffSite makes it easy to use Visual SourceSafe over the Internet. With SourceOffSite, most Visual SourceSafe operations can be performed from any remote location using standard TCP/IP access.

SourceOffSite consists of a Server and a Client. They can communicate over any standard TCP/IP connection, including a PPP connection over a modem, an ISDN line, or an Ethernet connection on the same LAN as the Server. SourceOffSite does not require Windows Remote Access Service (RAS).

The Server is installed on the machine with access to the file system on which the Visual SourceSafe database resides. Once installed there, the Server provides access to Visual SourceSafe operations to Clients that connect using any standard TCP/IP connection.
The Server requires .NET 3.5, and can therefore be installed on systems running Windows Server 2003, Windows ServerTM 2008, Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7. It runs in the background with no user interface of any kind. Configuration of the Server is accomplished through the Server Manager utility
The SourceOffSite Server does not necessarily need to be installed on the machine where the VSS database resides. It can be installed on a different machine from the one hosting the VSS database, as long as they are both on the same LAN. However, the SourceOffSite Server does use the Visual SourceSafe Automation component (APIs). Thus, the Visual SourceSafe Client component must be installed on the server machine hosting the SourceOffSite Server. Installing the Visual SourceSafe Client also installs the Visual SourceSafe APIs.

The SourceOffSite Client is a Microsoft 2007 Office Fluent UI designed application that provides all major Visual SourceSafe Explorer functionality. Visual SourceSafe users should find the SourceOffSite Client to be familiar and easy to use. Users can perform almost all Visual SourceSafe operations in a similar fashion. These operations include:

  • Create Project
  • Add Files
  • Delete Files or Projects
  • Get Latest Version
  • Check Out
  • Check In
  • Undo Check Out
  • Share
  • Branch
  • View
  • Edit
  • Merge
  • Show Differences
  • Show Properties
  • Show History
  • Status Search
  • Cloak
  • Web deploy
  • Label Version
  • Pin Files
  • Rename
  • Move
  • Set Working Folder
  • Refresh File List
  • Refresh Project Tree
  • Cancel Operation

SourceOffSite Key Benefits

  • Use over any TCP/IP connection (does not require RAS)
  • Use within Visual Studio and other IDEs that support the Microsoft Source Code Control API
  • Use in cross-platform environments - Windows and UNIX Clients available
  • Work in a familiar GUI client environment that closely resembles the Visual SourceSafe Explorer
  • Work up to 12 times faster using SourceOffSite over the Internet
  • Enjoy hassle-free, fast and secure remote Internet access to your SourceSafe database

SourceOffSite Network Connectivity

  • The SourceOffSite Client and Server communicates over any standard TCP/IP connection, including a PPP connection over a modem, an ISDN line, or an Ethernet connection on the same LAN as the Server

SourceOffSite Platforms

SourceOffSite 5 Server and Client are supported on Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, and Windows 7

Supported SourceSafe Operations

  • Get Latest Version
  • Check In
  • Check Out
  • Undo Check Out
  • Set Working Folder
  • Create Project
  • Add Files
  • Show Differences
  • Show History
  • Label Version
  • Delete Files/Project
  • Share
  • branch
  • web deploy
  • edit
  • view
  • Get By Label
  • Pin

Cryptography

SourceOffSite supports data encryption to protect passwords and data files from being compromised as they are transferred across the Internet. SourceOffSite uses the Blowfish encryption algorithm as a symmetric block cipher.
SourceOffSite 5.0 contains 128-bit cryptography and has been approved for limited export by the US Commerce Department in accordance with the Export Administration Act.
Export to following countries is prohibited by United States law: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria.
SourceOffSite is also available with no cryptography for users located within a restricted country.
The SourceOffSite Server manages encryption by referencing a key file containing all user keys. User keys are configured within the Server Manager.