The system supports offline repository management at two levels:
Single Repository: One or more specific remote repositories need to be offline.
Global: The whole organization is disconnected from remote repositories
Single Repository Offline
If a remote repository goes offline for any reason, the system can be configured to ignore it by selecting the Offline checkbox. In this case, only artifacts from this repository that are already present in the cache are used. No further attempt will be made to fetch remote artifacts.
Global Offline Mode
This is common in organizations that require a separate, secured network and are disconnected from the rest of the world (for example, military or financial institutions) .
In this case, remote repositories serve as caches only and do not proxy remote artifacts.
You can enable Global Offline Mode by setting the corresponding checkbox in the Administration module under Artifactory | Settings.