Wrap WAC in electron or create a react native version for local installs
Please wrap WAC as an electron app for at least local installs. This would allow better performance for WAC, allow for use in restricted areas where web browsers are not allowed, allow for the use of SmartCards on local installs, and many more things
Also, I bet the community would be willing to help create this desktop/native client if this project was open-sourced
Jeff, Thank you for the updates. It still would be great to have a desktop client for this especially in the gateway mode scenarios. It is important we get a desktop client since the overhead from a browser causes issues and in places where browsers are not allowed like in shop floor kiosks.
There are two different issues here.
Issue 1: Performance. Wrapping Admin Center in Electron will not automatically make things faster. Memory usage would go up and performance would likely not benefit. In terms of React, Admin Center uses Angular and moving to React would require a substantial rewrite of all the UI code. In short, we understand there's work to do to improve performance and it's underway.
Issue 2: Smart Card/Windows Hello/OAuth Token support. Yes, we are keenly aware of this request and are investigating solutions. Wrapping the app in Electron marginally eases auth in some scenarios while making critical production scenarios (Admin Center in gateway mode) far more challenging. In short, we know this feature is important and it is on the list.
This would be a great for us.
Pompy George commented
Anything that improves the performance is good by me.. it is sluggish...
Raphael Cardoso commented
If this is implemented, I suggest allowing installation for all users, for use on secure administrative Jump Servers.
And also allow the Shared Connections list to be shared among all users logged in to the same host.
thanks for the
Joseph Rogers commented
I concur. Windows Admin Center (WAC) offers a compendium of management offerings, updating MMC and other tools as well as offering others. If unfamiliar with it, here is a link to explain it a bit more: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/manage/windows-admin-center/understand/what-is