Using Anaconda Navigator with Anaconda Enterprise¶
If your users will use Navigator online, you may need to whitelist the necessary sites in your network’s firewall settings. If your users will use Navigator offline, you may wish to send them information about offline mode, and/or change the icons in Navigator that link to the web.
Normally Anaconda Navigator is used online, so that it can download and install packages.
In online mode, Navigator must be able to reach these sites, so they may need to be whitelisted in your network’s firewall settings.
- https://repo.anaconda.com (or for older versions of Navigator and Conda, https://repo.continuum.io )
- https://conda.anaconda.org for conda-forge and other channels on Anaconda Cloud (anaconda.org)
- https://vscode-update.azurewebsites.net/ for updating Visual Studio Code
- google-public-dns-a.google.com (188.8.131.52:53) to check internet connectivity with Google Public DNS
If Navigator detects that internet access is not available, it automatically enables offline mode and displays this message:
Some of the functionality of Anaconda Navigator will be limited. Conda environment creation will be subject to the packages currently available on your package cache.
Offline mode is indicated to the left of the login/logout button on the top right corner of the main application window.
Offline mode will be disabled automatically when internet connectivity is restored.
You can also manually force Offline mode by enabling the setting on the application preferences.”
In the Anaconda Navigator Preferences dialog, users may select “Enable offline mode” to enter offline mode even if internet access is available.
Using Navigator in offline mode is equivalent to using the command line conda commands
update with the flag
--offline so that conda does not connect to the internet.
By default Navigator includes icons linking to the GitHub, YouTube, and Twitter pages of Anaconda Inc. Enterprise users may change or remove these links by editing the configuration file
HOME_DIR/.anaconda/navigator/anaconda-navigator-config.yml. The file uses key-value pairs of the form
key: value, such as
github_url: https://github.com. Each of the three values
twitter_url may be set to any URL, or set to the value
null. If the value is
null Navigator does not display that icon.