Also a lot of small issues fixed and improved.
First of all, sorry for breaking all the trend reports and subscription usage reports with previous release. These have been fixed to work on all portals yesterday and new reports are available for today. But unfortunately we cannot generate back those missing caps for 1-2 weeks.
This release has 2 quite big changes and then lot of smaller fixes and improvements.
1. PSB management API release
2. Software Updater value report
Again a small release and we did not get the automatic 30 minute logout bug fixed. It turned out to be bit bigger problem with handling simultaneous calls. But it should get fixed with the next release.
Changes in this release
The software updater value report sounds very interesting. I would really like to see it, but it is not currently available in my portal (emea.psb.f-secure.com)
When is the new version going to be applied to each portal? Or has it already done and I am looking in the wrong place?
Here is an example picture how the report looks like:
PSB4/EMEA2 portal is the only one that has it at the moment and as we never do upgrades on Friday to reduce the risk of having problems during weekend, rest of the portals will be upgraded next week. First post in this thread explains how you can check which version is your portal running.
Quite small release with just couple of bug fixes:
While testing this release we also noticed one quite annoying bug in session handling of the new portal: all users get logged out always after 30 minutes, as the authentication token refreshing is not working properly. This got broken couple of releases back when we added more security checks to the system. Due to having incorrectly a different configuration in our testing environment compared to production environments this problem never showed up in our internal testing. This environment difference has been now fixed and next release will bring fix to this problem.
First of this release fixes one very nasty bug, that got introduced in previous release: Infection alert emails are not being sent for all accounts. So please check from the portal infections page, that you haven't missed some infection information.
This 30 minute automatic logout turned out be lot more complex than we originally thought and it is still not fixed. Some customers will notice already improvement with this release, but bug is not yet fixed fully.
Then to some positive changes: PSB Portal user interface is clearly snappier now. We did a bit of backend magic and we've measured the change. The roundtrip times of 340-360ms calls between the Management REST API and the PSB backend are down to 200-220ms. This is just enough for a sharp eye to to notice the difference on PSB portal UI and to appreaciate the increase of quality.
Rest of the changes in this release:
We are also starting the process of shutting down the old portal on 14th of Dec 2016. As a first step we updated text in old portal login page specifying the portal shutdown information.
Warning about the new CO-branding feature: we found out today, that if you use this customization functionality, it will actually make it impossible to log in to the old portal using your solution provider credentials. New portal works perfectly fine, but old one doesn't.
We are working on fix to this currently and will have it in the next release soon.