The CFA can be registered with your Infrascale Dashboard account (see Registration). If the CFA is registered with a Dashboard account, and if Allow Remote Access selected, then the Dashboard will also have a link to open the CFA Management Console. This makes the CFA interface accessible from the Dashboard, even when on a remote network that would not otherwise be able to access the CFA Management Console.

The remote access feature, when enabled, will establish an outgoing TCP connection to the Infrascale Dashboard. Because it is an outgoing connection most common firewall configurations will not block the connection. When you sign in to the Dashboard and use it to access the CFA, the connection is redirected back through the connection the CFA already established with the Dashboard, allowing access to the CFA Management Console from networks that would otherwise not have access.

While remote access is in progress, a notification will be displayed on the Dashboard tab.