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Nov
3
FileCatalyst Workflow v4.9.7 is ready to ship
Posted by John Tkaczewski on 03 November 2016 09:01 PM

FileCatalyst Workflow version 4.9.7 is here! It has been just a little over 6 months since our last update of this product (v4.9.6 came out in May 2016). So let's quickly recap what's new. This version will have new features in Workflow only, Webmail is now discontinued! FileCatalyst Webmail has been obsolete since January 2015, so it should no longer be a surprise that Webmail is no longer supported. We encourage everyone to upgrade to Workflow ASAP to remain up-to-date. Click here for upgrade instructions from Webmail to Workflow.

Here is a short list of what we changed:

  • We simplified the in-line installer of TransferAgent; admin rights are no longer required to install TransferAgent.
  • We added video preview to all video files sent to a recipient via an email link. The video preview uses FFMPEG as the encoder.
  • We added a "Strict Security". The strict security creates temporary users for any upload/download functionality which even further isolates the end user from the ROOT of the FTP Site. This feature requires all the FC/FTP Servers to be FileCatalyst v3.6build33 or higher. We encourage all our clients to enable this feature as soon as possible.
  • We made several improvements to LDAP/Active Directory integration with the address book.
  • We improved the native Form Upload with support for reserved characters and UTF-8 characters in the file name.
  • We updated certificate for Java Applets, the new certificate will expire on Sept. 29 2019.
  • All the temporary files from form uploads can now be stored in a separate path and not necessarily under Tomcat.

See Release notes for a complete list of changes in version 4.9.7

How do I get FileCatalyst Workflow v4.9.7?

FileCatalyst On-Demand Accounts

FileCatalyst On-Demand Servers have already been updated to the latest version.

FileCatalyst Licensed Users

Follow the download instructions below to update your local installation of your FileCatalyst Server. You will require a password to download the latest version.

Only Active FileCatalyst Support customers will have access to a Download Password. If you don't see a Download Password button, contact FileCatalyst Support to request access to the "Get Download Password" button in the FileCatalyst Support Portal.


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Nov
1
New Java Applet Certificate Available
Posted by John Tkaczewski on 01 November 2016 06:30 PM

This news item applies to owners of all FileCatalyst and Unlimi-Tech applets ever published (FileCatalyst Upload/Download/2-way,UnlimitedFTP, U-Upload, U-Download) and also applies to FileCatalyst Workflow.

To provide confidence in using our applets to interface with your filesystem, Unlimi-Tech uses code-signing certificates. These certificates are like “shrink-wrap”, guaranteeing the applet has not been tampered with by a third party. Certificates are renewed every 3 years, and the newest are available as of today, the latest certificate will expire on  Sept 29th, 2019

What is a code-signing certificate? I'm sure there are better articles on the web to explain the smallest details, but the general idea is that we use a certificate (much like those used to securely deliver pages over HTTPS) to make sure an applet purchased from us cannot be tampered with. If a third party intercepts and tries to modify the code for malicious purposes, the applet will no longer function. When you use an FileCatalyst or Unlimi-Tech applet, the certificate is our guarantee that it will do nothing harmful to your computer.

Why every 2 years (actually it's 3 years now)? The latest certificate is valid for almost 3 years (untill Sept 29, 2019) The certificate vendor cannot simply issue a certificate for a 'lifetime' guarantee. 

How do I upgrade?

For UnlimitedFTP/UUpload/UDownload, in most cases, all you need to do is download the new version of the Unlimi-Tech applet from our website, then simply copy the JAR file from the ZIP archive over the existing one on your website. Done! Of course, you should always back up before making changes to your site. 

For FileCatalyst Upload/Download/2-way, please download the latest applets build from our download site (password login is required), then simply copy the JAR file from the ZIP archive over the existing one on your website.  Done! Of course, you should always back up before making changes to your site. 

For FileCatalyst Workflow/Webmail, download the latest version of FileCatalyst Workflow released AFTER Nov 5th, 2016 or

Get the latest applets from our download site   (password login is required), then simply copy the JAR files to:

/<TOMCAT-ROOT>/webapps/workflow/jsp  ---> for Workflow

OR

/<TOMCAT-ROOT>/webapps/ fcweb/jsp  --->for Webmail

 

 

 

Done! Of course, you should always back up before making changes to your site. 

 

 

 


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Feb
25
FileCatalyst Workflow and Webmail v4.9.6 released
Posted by John Tkaczewski on 25 February 2016 09:46 PM

Spring is in the air... in the spirit of all things fresh and renewed, we welcome the release of our FileCatalyst Workflow and Webmail version 4.9.6! It has been just a little over 8 months since our last update of these products (v4.9.5 came out in June 2015). So let's quickly recap what's new. This version will have many new features in Workflow and only a few bug fixes in Webmail. FileCatalyst Webmail has been obsolete since January 2015, so it should no longer be a surprise that we're limiting the scope of the releases for Webmail. We encourage everyone to upgrade to Workflow ASAP to remain up-to-date.

Don't let the minor version update fool you, v4.9.6 provides an alternative to Java Applets! The list of web browsers that don’t support or will soon stop supporting Java Applets is expanding. Now is the time to make a move and provide an alternative file transfer method in FileCatalyst Workflow. Cue TransferAgent, FileCatalyst’s latest web-based file transfer tool. TransferAgent supports our lightning fast UDP-based file transfer acceleration protocol and smoothly handles large files and complex directory structures for both uploads and downloads. Built for modern browsers using HTML5, TransferAgent doesn't require Java Applets on the user's browser. All the problems installing and running Java Applets are now gone.

We also made several improvements to other parts of the product including LDAP/Active Directory integration, form upload, JSON files can now be generated after the job submission, and PermaLinks can now take users directly to a specific Upload Form.

Here are some important links to review before upgrading:

 

How do I get FileCatalyst Workflow or Webmail v4.9.6?

FileCatalyst On-Demand Accounts

FileCatalyst On-Demand Servers have already been updated to the latest version.

FileCatalyst Licensed Users

Follow the download instructions below to update your local installation of your FileCatalyst Server. You will require a password to download the latest version.

Only Active FileCatalyst Support customers will have access to a Download Password. If you don't see a Download Password button, contact FileCatalyst Support to request access to the "Get Download Password" button in the FileCatalyst Support Portal.

 

 

 

 


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Dec
17
FileCatalyst Direct v3.6 is here
Posted by John Tkaczewski on 18 December 2015 02:25 AM

Ho Ho Ho! Just like Christmas gifts, this new version of FileCatalyst Direct is very exciting. This new upgrade makes web based file sharing a breeze.  Simply login to the FileCatalyst Server, select a file, enter an email address and you are ready to go... And thanks to our TransferAgent technology, Java Applets are no longer required to upload or download files within a web browser.  Need to get files into Azure in a flash? No problem, this new version supports Azure File System. So go ahead and start moving those files fast to the cloud.

Without further ado, here are the feature highlights in this latest version 3.6:

  • Ability to send e-mail Link to a file directly from FileCatalyst Server.
  • Azure external file system (EFS) support for moving files directly into the Azure cloud.
  • Allow server home directories for S3 and Azure to include credentials
  • Increased performance from S3 driver by utilizing caching.
  • Ability to transfer using multi-client using CLI.
  • Directory streaming (unlimited directory size) available in CLI with multi-client.
  • Ability to re-transfer file headers & footers as post-task operation (for media EVS or Avid files).
  • Improved TransferAgent install and discovery.
  • In HotFolder, ability to schedule task execution with more granularity (ie: every 65 seconds).
  • Advanced Configuration settings exposed in Express for site manager.

 Click here to view the complete release notes. 

How do I get FileCatalyst Direct v3.6?

FileCatalyst On-Demand Accounts

FileCatalyst On-Demand Servers have already been or will shortly be updated to the latest version.

FileCatalyst Licensed Users

Follow the download instructions below to update your local installation of your FileCatalyst Server. You will require a password to download the latest version.

Only Active FileCatalyst Support customers will have access to a Download Password. If you don't see a Download Password button, contact FileCatalyst Support to request access to the "Get Download Password" button in the FileCatalyst Support Portal.


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Jul
31
FileCatalyst Direct v3.5 now available
Posted by John Tkaczewski on 31 July 2015 05:00 PM

In addition to the blazing fast transfer speeds, reliability, and secure data transfer that users of FileCatalyst Direct have come to expect, FileCatalyst Direct 3.5 now also offers:

- Amazon S3 Integration
A new External File System feature allows users direct access to Amazon S3 cloud storage.

- More Dynamic File Support
A Dynamic Files option expands our support for growing files: files can be transferred as they grow, a user can wait until the growth of a file is complete before transferring, or a user can re-transfer deltas that have changed once the transfer is complete.

- Simplified Installation
FileCatalyst 3.5 simplifies the install process for Mac OSX and removes the reliance on 3rd party plugins.  FileCatalyst TransferAgent has also been been enhanced with easier deployment, and navigation features.

- Improved AIX support
FileCatalyst 3.5 can now move your files from your IBM AIX servers to anywhere in the world, including the cloud.

- Improved Central Management
With new REST API, more alarms and a new GWT client, FileCatalyst Central is ready for managing even your most complicated content delivery problems.

Click here to view the release notes. 

 


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