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This page details the new fixes and features of each version. Whilst we make every effort to eliminate problems, some may remain and some new ones may appear. These are listed here too when they become known.

Current release note

Software Versions

Product: OpenAthens Local Authentication
Product Version: 2.4.1
Date of Release: 3 June 2016

Component

Version

Admin Console

2.3.3

Runtime metapackage

2.4.1

     - openathensd2.4.1
     - atacama-platform2.1.4
     - mod_openathens2.4.1
     - mod_openathens_proxy1.0.3

This release did not update any admin console components

Upgrade instructions

What is new in OpenAthens LA 2.4

  • Minor release of runtime appliance only. No changes to the admin console.
  • Completely re-written documentation

Significant bug fixes and improvements in release:

ID

Description

OALA-139Application path could be made null

OALA-140

Clean server user creation

OALA-143Debug page now identifies that no attributes were released
OALA-165, 177, 209,Various dependency issues

Known issues that have workarounds

Base VM images are old and need patching to work with the latest updates. Workaround: Updates to run on a new install on the old 2.2 base.

MS SQL datastores do not work if the user is accessing a resource. See: MS SQL datastore workaround

A libmemcached dependency issue prevents updates. Workaround: libmemcached dependancy issue

Open known issues

Attributes with the same name are not displayed on the SSO-DEBUG page when more than one applies for a given event (they are correctly passed to service providers) (OALA-157)

Cannot use OpenAthens MD accounts as an authentication source on 2.3.x versions (OALA-192)

Flash objects cannot be processed by proxy server. (B-3088)

Proxy sites are not listed in the publish history. (B-3315)

If an invalid configuration is published from the Administration Console then the cached configuration on the runtime may be used without warning the administrator. (B- 3488)

Slow response when processing very large statistical data sets. (B-3404)

The runtime server will not start if the configuration includes an SP metadata URL that is not accessible. (B-3868)

Advanced options app path change unreversable also can cause template issues. (B-3878)

Metadata loaded by the Admin console that isn't in the correct MIME type triggers a RPC error. (B-3749)

Images and data may be slow to display or not display at all in the reports section. (OALA-13)

Hyper-V images created for WS2008 do not work with the latest Hyper-V hosts (e.g. WS-2012)

Known issues that will not be fixed

The 2.2 and above OVF appliances can't be converted by VMWare converter.

Unresponsive script pop-up on old versions of Internet Explorer when entering a licence key in the first run wizard.

Only the first 'final word' policy will be honoured.

ACLS Humanities cannot be proxied due to the way they set cookies

Form POST is not an available proxy authentication method.

Next steps:


Previous releases

Software Versions

Product: OpenAthens Local Authentication
Product Version: 2.3.3
Date of Release: 15 October 2015

Component

Version

Admin Console

2.3.3

Runtime metapackage

2.3.0

     - openathensd2.3.0
     - atacama-platform2.1.1
     - mod_openathens2.3.0
     - mod_openathens_proxy1.0.2

This release did not update any runtime components

What is new in OpenAthens LA 2.3.3?

  • Maintenance release of Admin console only. No changes to the runtime appliance.

Significant bugs fixed in release


ID

Description

OALA-138, 144Problems loading metadata from the file system
OALA-172PDF files from some sources corrupted by the proxy
OALA-205ssl_error_weak_server_ephemeral_dh_key on Linux version.
OALA-98, 137, 148, 156, 193Various interface annoyances

Software Versions

Product: OpenAthens Local Authentication
Product Version: 2.3
Date of Release: 15 April 2014

Component

Version

Admin Console

2.3.2

Runtime metapackage

2.3.0

     - openathensd2.3.0
     - atacama-platform2.1.1
     - mod_openathens2.3.0
     - mod_openathens_proxy1.0.2

What's new in OpenAthens LA 2.3?

  • Add facility to restrict access to proxy resources by category.

Significant bugs fixed in release


ID

Description

OALA-145Publishing duration when metadata is large
OALA-140Manual RPM install doesn't create openathens user
OALA-139Updates to application path cannot be reverted
OALA-138Metadata from filesystem may not load

3366

Error message appears when publishing large numbers of proxy sites even though configuration has been published correctly.

3940, 3947

Permissions Issue with Proxy Server Metadata.

2192, 3366, 4025, 4425, 4433Various high memory usage issues with large numbers of proxy resources items.

4406

Java version 1.6.0_24 blocks addition of federation metadata via admin console.

4425

Configuring a large number of proxy resources can cause publishing to time out and display a 500 error

4188

Modification of an existing Category removes it from attributes

3936ACS errors for certain entityIDs when metadata in unexpected order
3797Large publication history slows administrator login and reloads
3767Unable to publish if proxy hostname removed



Software Versions

Product: OpenAthens Local Authentication
Product Version: 2.2.2
Date of Release: 7th October 2013

Component

Version

Admin Console

2.2.2

Runtime Engine

2.2.2

What's new in OpenAthens LA 2.2.2?

Maintenance release only.

Significant bugs fixed in release

ID

Description

4172

500 error when accessing very large statistics record sets

4123

Sessions may become confused if multiple users log on during the same second

4135

Editing a service specific attribute after creation causes it to disappear and can cause corruption to the settings DB

4365

tds reluctant to play nicely with SQL servers

4086 4122

SELinux updates prevent use of key items in modules directory

3865

SELinux update changes default to block access to SQL servers



Software Versions

Product: OpenAthens Local Authentication
Product Version: 2.2.1
Date of Release: 23th August 2012

Component

Version

Admin Console

2.2.1

Runtime Engine

2.2.1

What's new in OpenAthens LA 2.2.1?

Upgrade Wizard

If you are upgrading from OpenAthens LA v2.1 then there is now a wizard on the Administration Console to transfer files across from the old version of the Runtime. For full details please refer to Upgrading the Runtime.

Can choose network interface to which proxy can be bound.

You can now choose different network interfaces for the proxy and the runtime if you are running them both from the same machine. For full details, please refer to Connecting Administration Console when proxy module is on a different machine to the Runtime.

Hyper-V images are available

Hyper-V images are now available for the Administration Console and for the Runtime. Note that the Runtime image include the proxy server and the identity provider server. For full details please refer to Installing OpenAthens LA

Licence Key

The first time you use OpenAthens LA v2.2.1, you will need to enter your licence key before logging on. For details about how to obtain your licence key, please refer to What is a licence key and how do you use them?

Significant bugs fixed in release

ID

Description

3499

The Administration Console can not connect to the Runtime if the proxy component of the Runtime is removed,

3422

Link to the context sensitive help does not work

3486

On upgrade of OALA 2.1 to OALA 2.2. the proxy Tab disappears for the default "super-user" account as account does not have correct rights to view the proxy

3489

Statistics do not seem to increment after upgrading from OpenAthens LA 2.1

2976

Update sso-debug page to include the full attribute values which include the scope on scoped attributes

3689

Adding or modifying service specific attributes cause constraint violations within the Derby database.  See How to create a scripted attribute or create an attribute policy via the configuration section.

3719

Kerberos authentication not currently supported.

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