I understand the benefit of it. I just literally dont understand WHAT it is. I mean, I know its hardware but what does it do? You place it on the network and log into its LAN IP or use the Ubiquiti App? Then once part of the system, how do I access it remotely? Do I have a portal on Ubiquiti site? Does it create a site specific DDNS that I have to keep track of? What is it?
It's OVRC of UniFi.
You log in to https://unifi.ubnt.com and can see all your UniFi installations. From there you can log into each of the sites and manage them, review usage/statistics, etc.
It's the same thing as AWS or maintaining your own server, only easier to manage, without monthly/yearly fees.
Also, I used to have issue with Java in the past.
Seems like I spent more time creating/downloading/di*king with Java then I did using/modifying the actual UniFi settings. Since starting using CloudKey -- not a single snag.
Also, with CloudKey, you can create multiple users, so if your client insists on accessing the site, you can give them access to that, without giving away the farm.