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19.2

Overview

Release Date: September 5, 2019

Release Type: Major

New Features

Enhancements

Issues Resolved

Known Issues

Release Summary

CodeLathe customers can now benefit from FileCloud's new Data Leak Prevention feature, offering greater security and control over an organization's data at all stages of creation, existence, and transmission. The DLP feature is assisted by the Content Classification Engine, which streamlines data classification by automatically categorizing and organizing data based on file content.

Upgrade to 19.2

New installation:

Installing FileCloud Server

Upgrading from any version to 19.2:

  • A full system upgrade is required for all existing installations.

Upgrading to 19.2


New Features


ModuleFeature NameDescription

Governance

Data Leak Prevention

Data Leak Prevention (DLP) offers greater protection against data loss when the data is at rest, in transit, and at end points. Users can define rules specifying what data must be protected. The rule(s) can identify files based on properties like file owner, name, path, or associated metadata.

 More Data Leak Information Docs are coming soon

GovernanceContent Classification Engine

The CCE is a rule-driven content classification system that enables the generic labeling of files with metadata. This labeling enables key operations within FileCloud such as contextual file search.

 More Content Classification Engine Docs are coming soon

GovernanceSIEM IntegrationFileCloud Server now offers integration with most major SIEM providers to provide real-time information about audit trails and alerts. Admins can activate SIEM logging, configure transport of structured logs, and set up custom alerts for SIEM events.
GovernanceSMS 2FA Support

Admins can now enable 2FA via SMS for selected users, groups, or their entire organization. 

 Admins can read more about Two Factor Authentication.

StorageAzure BLOB Integration

FileCloud Server now offers integration with Azure Blob storage.

 More information about Azure Blob storage is coming soon.



Enhancements

ModuleFeature NameDescription

Drive


Data was originally only written back to the database upon exiting the Drive appData is now written back to the DB even if users don't perform a proper exit from the Drive app.

Server Sync


Server Sync originally allowed UNC (network) folders to be syncedServer Sync now only accepts local folders for syncing

Sync


Sync now deletes large folders more efficientlyWhen a large local high-level folder is deleted, a single delete request is sent to the server for the parent folder and all subsequent children folders, preserving server bandwidth.

Server


Detailed reports are now available for file movementReports are now available for tracking file activity, including detailed reporting for movement types like downloads, uploads, and shares, as well as the exact count of each movement type.

Server


More information is available in retention auditsWhen an admin edits the retention policy definition, more information about what has changed will be added to the retention audit.

Server


Usernames can now include special charactersUsernames can now include certain non-alphanumeric characters like & and +.

BrowserUI


Drag-and-drop feature is now indicated in the web UIThe web UI now indicates that users can drag and drop files into the server.

Server


ZIP archives are now created white-labeledWhen a ZIP archive is created on a white label installation of FC, it is marked as being created by the white label organization.

Server


SSO emails are automatically detectedWhen a user enters an SSO-enabled email address in the login field, they will be automatically redirected to their respective IDP provider.

Server


Commenting "@<group name>" will notify all group membersCommenting "@<group name" will notify all group members about the comment.

Server


Share ownership can now be modified within group folders

In "User Shares", admins can now change the share owner to another member of the same group.

Server


A final warning is given when deleting a user

When deleting a user, the warning dialogue now indicates that all related files and folders will be deleted in addition to the user account itself. Admins acknowledge this warning by checking a box before proceeding with the deletion.


Server


Admins can now prohibit the use of commonly-used passwords

To increase security, admins can now prohibit the use of commonly-used passwords.


Server


Remote management is now available for autolock in DocIQ

Admins now have the option of remote management for DocIQ autolock.

Sync


SSO login for Sync and Drive on Mac OSUsers can now enjoy SSO login for the Sync and Drive apps in Mac OS environments.

Issues Resolved


19.2.0.4950

ModuleIssueDescription

Server


Changes implemented for CSRF check hardening


Issue: CSRF failure handling was inconsistent.

Resolution: Failure handling is more consistent. Admins can read more about this security update.

19.2 

ModuleIssueDescription

S3


S3 as managed storage doesn't remove temporary thumbs

Issue: When using FileCloud 19.1, /var/www/scratch/tmp gets filled with excess thumbnails.

Resolution: This should no longer occur when S3 or Azure as configured as managed storage. 

Drive 2


Drive 2 showing UTC time when a new file is created 

Issue: Drive 2 would make a file's creation time in UTC regardless of the user's time zone.

Resolution: File creation times are now set to the user's time zone.

Server


Incorrect description for Exposure value in metadata

Issue: Exposure field description was labeled "Copyright".

Resolution: Exposure field description now labeled "Exposure Time".

Server


Image Rotation tool drastically reducing image quality

Issue: The image rotation tool was reducing image quality after rotation.

Resolution: This should no longer occur.

Server


Share Activity doesn't show details if someone viewed a file

Issue: There was no indication on Share Activity if a user viewed a file

Resolution: Notifications are now provided when someone views a file.

Server


No notifications are sent for single file shares

Issue: No notification emails would be sent in the event of a single file share.

Resolution: Notification emails are now sent.

Server


Outbound emails of audit records do not indicate the recipients

Issue: Outbound emails of audit records did not populate with the specific user to which the email was sent.

Resolution: Outbound audit emails now indicate the email address of the recipient.

Drive


Mac Drive2 crashes when clearing cache or moving files, or files would lock after being moved

Issue: Drive2 would crash on Mac OS systems when clearing the cache or attempting to move files

Resolution: This should no longer occur.

Server


Error thrown while parsing EXIF metadata.

Issue: Error thrown to log while parsing text EXIF data.

Resolution: Error is no longer thrown.

Server


Web UI disallowing drag-and-drop of folder to public share

Issue: The Web UI would not allow users to upload a folder via drag-and-drop into a public share.

Resolution: Drag-and-drop is now enabled.

Server


Users weren't receiving email notifications for self-modified files.

Issue: Even if notification emails were enabled by the user, the user wouldn't receive notifications for a file they themselves had modified.

Resolution: Notification emails are sent if enabled by the user.

Server


Backup tasks in 19.1 would time out after 15 minutes

Issue: FileCloud would time out if a backup task job ran longer than 15 minutes.

Resolution: FC no longer times out regardless of how long a backup task runs.

Server

FileCloud would prohibit the creation of Limited users with the same domain as the FC account

Issue: When attempting to create a new Limited user account using the same domain as the FileCloud installation, a validation error would occur.

Resolution: Users can now create Limited user accounts with any domain name, including that of the FileCloud installation.

Drive


Drive2 was refusing to accept multiple mount points

Issue: Drive2 was refusing to accept multiple instances mounting to the same drive point.

Resolution: Multiple instances can now mount to the same drive point.

FileCloud


skipdeleteapproval value to display confirmation UI for serversync 

Issue: skipdeleteapproval value wasn't displaying confirmation UI for serversync 

Resolution: The confirmation UI is now displayed.

Drive


Drive2 showing empty folders after clearing cache

Issue: Drive2 would show empty folders after clearing cache.

Resolution: No empty folders appear after clearing cache.

BrowserUI


User UI login page rendering incorrectly on mobile devices

Issue: The user UI login page was rendering too narrow, with white bands on the side, as well as not responding to clicks.

Resolution: The issue has been resolved and should no longer occur.

Server


Incorrect audit for folder upload

Issue: Audit recorded without proper file path after file upload.

Resolution: Proper file path is now recorded with audit.

Server


File object count was increasing by increments of two on the dashboard

Issue: File object counts were incremented by 2 on the dashboard, leading to inaccurate file object counts.

Resolution: File object count displays correct value.

Sync


Logs were indicating a backup failed when the folder being backed up had subfolders

Issue: Folders with no subfolders were backed up without issue, whereas a backup of a folder with subfolders threw an error to the log.

Resolution: The incorrect log has been removed. Logs now clearly indicate success and failure

Server


Federated search results and PII search results were not clearing before new searches were performed

Issue: Federated search results and PII search results were not clearing before new searches were performed

Resolution: Result pages are cleared when the "Clear" button is pressed on the Search dialogue.

Server


If the established Number of Previous Passwords that cannot be reused is set to 1, a user will be unable to login if resetting their password for the first time.

Issue: If the established Number of Previous Passwords that cannot be reused is set to 1, a user will be unable to login if resetting their password for the first time.

Resolution: Users can now reset their password regardless of the setting for Number of Previous Passwords that cannot be reused.

Server


Document Preview fails on PDF files that have the file extension all caps 

Issue: Document Preview fails on PDF files that have the file extension all caps (PDF versus pdf)

Resolution: Preview now works for both file extensions.

BrowserUI


User and admin UI used jQuery 2.1.1 which is deprecated and flagged for security vulnerability

Issue: User and admin UI used jQuery 2.1.1 which is deprecated and flagged for security vulnerability.

Resolution: The UI has been updated to use jQuery v3.3.1.

Server Sync


Dialogue text would overlap in settings screen when server sync is paused

Issue: Dialogue text would overlap in settings screen when server sync is paused.

Resolution: Dialogue text no longer overlaps.

BrowserUI


The Browser UI would mark an image with Horizontal orientation if no orientation value was found. 

Issue: If no orientation value was found in EXIF data, the DB would mark the orientation value as NaN, whereas the UI would show the value as Horizontal.

Resolution: The UI now provides an option for an orientation value of NaN. 

ServerSync


ServerSync freezing or not responding if mapped folders are removed

Issue: ServerSync would freeze or stop responding if mapped folders are removed.

Resolution: This should no longer occur. 

Server


An image's Last Accessed date would not update if opened or modified

Issue: An image's Last Accessed date would not update if opened or modified.

Resolution: The date now automatically changes if the image is opened or modified.

Browser UI


The UI would appear to stay logged in after changing a password, potentially causing confusion as to whether the password was successfully changed

Issue: The UI would appear to stay logged in after a password change, but would logout upon clicking anywhere in the UI.

Resolution: The UI now automatically logs out after a password change.

Admin Dashboard


Enabling Disallow Commonly Used Passwords would in turn disallow all passwords

Issue: Enabling Disallow Commonly Used Passwords would in turn disallow all passwords

Resolution: This should no longer occur; if the feature is enabled, it will allow passwords of any length.

Mobile App


If the number of allowed versions was set to -1, iPhone and Android users were unable to upload files.

Issue: If the number of allowed versions was set to -1 (to deactivate versioning and prevent overwrite), iPhone and Android users were unable to upload files.

Resolution: Mobile users can now upload files even if the allowed version limit is set to -1.

Drive


The Get Logs button on Drive2's admin UI was failing to get the requested logs.

Issue: The 'Get Logs' button from admin UI/Devices section fails to get logs from the Drive2 app.

Resolution: An error is thrown if the user has "My Files" disabled, or if there is no path for storage for the logs.

Server


When previewing shared files that only have View permissions, Office file types would fail to show

Issue: When previewing shared files that only have View permission, Office file types would fail to show on desktop.

Resolution: This should no longer occur, and users can now preview shared files that only have View permissions.

Drive


Drive2 was deleting empty files upon creation

Issue: Drive2 would delete files upon creation if the user did nothing to modify the file's name at the time of creation.

Resolution: This should no longer occur.

Server


Improved message for team folder delete operation confirmation box

Issue: When deleting a team folder, the deletion warning did not specify that deleting the folder would in turn delete all subfolders and files within it.

Resolution: A more specific warning is now provided.

Server


Improved User experience for file preview

Issue: FCDOCCONVERTER would randomly crash.

Resolution: This no longer occurs.

BrowserUI


Rename operation no longer forces UI refresh 

Issue: Renaming a file would cause the UI to scroll to the top of the page.

Resolution: Rename operation no longer forces UI refresh. This keeps selection and scroll location on the page.

BrowserUI


Renaming a file or folder pre-selects the file/folder name

Issue: When renaming a file, the UI would not automatically select the file name.

Resolution: Rename file or folder pre-selects the file/folder name.

ServerLimited users can't see Clear deleted files anymore

Issue: Limited Users were able to clear deleted files in folders they did not own.

Resolution: Limited users can't see Clear deleted files anymore if they do not own the folder.

ServerIf the Message Queue service is not installed when Apache is started, it will be installed and started

Issue: An FC installation would not operate properly if MQ was not installed

Resolution: If the Message Queue service is not installed when Apache is started, it will be installed and started

SyncSync should be more responsive when syncing is paused or exited

Issue: Sync app UI unresponsive when paused.

Resolution: Sync should be more responsive when syncing is paused or exited

SyncSync should start up quickly even when syncing millions of files

Issue: Sync app would start slow when syncing large amounts of files.

Resolution: Sync should start up quickly even when syncing millions of files.

SyncFilenames with space in them are skipped without any errors or notifications on the Mac

Issue: On Mac systems, files would not sync if they began with a space, or had spaces in their name.

Resolution: Filenames with space in them are skipped without any errors or notifications on the Mac

SyncServer Sync now synchronize folders even if the remote folder name and the name of the folder at the first level of local sync folder are the same

Issue: Server Sync would not synchronize some folders if If remote folder name and the name of the folder at the first level of local sync folder are the same.

Resolution: Sync now synchronize folders even if the remote folder name and the name of the folder at the first level of local sync folder are the same

SyncServer Sync now has an option to scan for file changes at a set frequency to detect file modifications when large files are being saved

Issue: Sync would not upload a large file if it was copied to a mapped folder from a LAN.

Resolution: Server Sync now has an option to scan for file changes at a set frequency to detect file modifications when large files are being saved.

SyncSync no longer skips files or folders with '/' in them on Mac OS

Issue: If a folder or file name had trailing spaces at the end, it would not be picked by sync on Mac OS.

Resolution: Sync no longer skips files or folders with '/' in them on Mac OS.


Sync

Sync client no longer overwrites existing NTFS permissions

Issue: Sync would overwrite existing NTFS permissions in some scenarios.

Resolution: Sync client no longer overwrites existing NTFS permissions.

SyncServer audit logs no longer contain too many registerrmc API calls

Issue: When enabling login by SSO, the server audit logs would contain numerous registerclientforrmc alerts.

Resolution: Server audit logs no longer contain too many registerrmc API calls.

SyncApproval dialog for numerous files changes no longer appears for a small number of files

Issue: The upload approval dialog would appear regardless of how many files were changed.

Resolution: The approval dialog now only appears if a significant portion of the files have been changed, pursuant the delete approval percentage set in config. The default percentage is 10%.

ServerDownload permission is no longer required for maximizing a video 

Issue: Users could not maximize a video preview if download permissions were not enabled.

Resolution: Users can now maximize video previews in all cases.

ServerUsers can specify sort selections based on the admin setting.

Issue: Users could not specify sort selection options, nor would options be saved after logout.

Resolution: Users can specify sort selections based on the admin setting. To enable that option:

  • Admin UI can allow/disallow users to override sort selections.
    • To control this setting, follow this path Admin UI -> Customization -> General -> Listing
  • User UI
    • If admin allows override, user selections such as sort by, sort direction will be remembered even after logging out.
ServerIssue with search not working for paths containing '&' has been fixed

Issue: Search would not function properly if the path contained '&'.

Resolution: Search now functions properly.

ServerSOLR issue for multi-tenant setup has been fixed

Issue: SOLR would not allow multi-tenant setup.

Resolution: SOLR now allows multi-tenant setup.

ServerIf an upgrade is performed, the FileCloud control panel now points to the filecloud.conf file, where changes made to the apache config file are stored.Formerly, the control panel would open the default http file after an upgrade. FC now opens the new filecloud.conf after an upgrade.
ServerIn multi-tenant sites, only default site will allow upgrades.After upgrades, only the default site's admin panel will be updated. No tenant site admin panels will be automatically upgraded.
BrowserUIThe Retention – Remove metadata button is no longer active when a metadata condition should be disabled

Issue: When editing the retention policy, metadata conditions should be completely disabled. 

Resolution: The Retention – Remove metadata button is no longer active when a metadata condition should be disabled.

ServerWhen using the filter, the input field should be automatically cleared when entering a folder.In the Admin UI, the filter field now clears when entering a new folder.
ServerRetention expiry date doesn't affect save operation anymore when not changed.When nothing is changed on a retention policy, the policy expiration date also doesn't change.
ServerWhen allow delete option is enabled for a group, files can be moved to a new destination without any error

Issue: Users were moving files despite not having Allow Delete permissions, sometimes causing errors.

Resolution: Errors are no longer thrown with Allow Delete permissions are enabled.

ServerA new icon, indicating whether delete operation is permitted, was added to the Details panelUsers will now receive an explanation detailing why a delete operation was allowed or disallowed.
ServerPagination support was added to user locks page in the admin UIThe locks page of the admin UI now properly paginates and displays the locks properly.
ServerNotifications list will automatically refresh every 15sN/A