SecureCRT(R) 8.1.3 (Official) -- May 23, 2017
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This file contains the SecureCRT product history. It includes lists
of new features, changes, and bug fixes sorted by release. For a
product description, installation notes, registration information,
and contact information, please refer to Readme.txt (downloaded
with this installation).
Changes in SecureCRT 8.1.3 (Official) -- May 23, 2017
- Windows: SecureCRT now uses the Python 2.7.13 library.
- Authentication failed when attempting to authenticate using a smart
card that contained multiple certificates with blank "Issued to"
and "Issued by" fields.
- Mac: SecureCRT could crash when the computer woke from sleep if the
printer initialization failed.
- Mac: When there were dual monitors and the secondary monitor had a
higher resolution than the primary monitor, if SecureCRT started
and connected a session and then the SecureCRT application was
moved to the secondary monitor and SecureCRT was resized to be
almost as large as the monitor, opening the Global Options dialog
and dismissing it by pressing the OK button caused the SecureCRT
window size to change.
- Mac/Linux: SecureCRT did not handle PK_OK packets correctly, which
caused X.509 authentication to fail.
- Mac/Linux: Custom ports were not being saved for Serial sessions.
Changes in SecureCRT 8.1.2 (Official) -- April 27, 2017
- A menu function MENU_SEND_COMMAND_TO_ALL_SESSIONS was added. If
this menu function is mapped to a key or button, pressing it causes
the value of "Send Command to" to become "All Sessions".
- SecureCRT could crash when attempting to access session settings
(e.g., from the Session Options dialog) for a session that lost its
- SecureCRT crashed when attempting to load a certificate from a TIKS
card that was inserted in an internal reader.
- If the menu function MENU_TOGGLE_SEND_COMMANDS_TO_ALL_SESSIONS was
mapped to a key or button, pressing it did not do anything if the
value of "Send Command to" in the Command window was "All Sessions".
- Certificate chaining failed for RFC 6187 when using PKCS#11 if the
complete chain of certificates was not on the smart card.
- When performing X.509 authentication to an OpenSSH server with
Roumen Petrov's PKIX patch applied, the wrong hashing algorithm
was used for generating the signature for an RSA certificate.
- When using Xmodem to do a file transfer in a serial session, the
transfer failed because SecureCRT wrongly changed the parity when
the transfer started.
- Named pipes in serial sessions did not work.
- For serial sessions, if multiple ports were available and a port
other than the first port in the dropdown list was selected in the
Session Options dialog and the Session Options dialog was re-opened,
the selected port was the first port in the list.
- Windows: When a theme other than "Native" or "Shaded" was used, if
the Session Manager was docked, the scrollbar did not match the
theme colors and it flashed when the SecureCRT application window
- Windows: SSH agent did not use the algorithm name specified by RFC
6187 if the session used an X.509 certificate stored in a file.
- Mac: Braille characters were displayed as square boxes if the
session used UTF-8 encoding.
- Mac: If a tab was dragged to create a second tab group and then back
to the original group so that there was a single tab group, the
terminal size for the active session or all sessions was sometimes
- Mac: When the system keyboard shortcut tab option was set to "Text
boxes and lists only," if SecureCRT had focus and then the
application window was maximized, SecureCRT no longer had focus.
- Mac/Linux: If there were multiple tab groups and the SecureCRT
application window was maximized and the splitter bar was moved and
then the application window was restored, the terminal size was
wrong for one or more sessions.
- Linux: The 32-bit Ubuntu 16.x installer reported an error when
attempting to run it on a 32-bit Ubuntu 16.10 system.
Changes in SecureCRT 8.1.1 (Official) -- February 28, 2017
- The mouse cursor does not need to be inside a selected word in order
to choose "Add Keyword" from the right-click menu.
- Trace output now includes printer initialization information.
- Mac/Linux: The Session Manager and Connect dialog now use the folder
and session icons from the system.
- Under certain circumstances, if a command was typed into a session
using TN3270 emulation, SecureCRT could hang.
- For TFTP transfers, SecureCRT incorrectly assumed that if it
received a packet it had already received, an unrecoverable block
error had occurred.
- In the New Session wizard, when a hostname was entered as uppercase,
it was changed to lowercase when it was saved. The case of the
hostname as entered is now preserved.
- Mac: SecureCRT could crash if it started with the Session Manager
enabled and was closed using the red close button while a context
menu was displayed.
- Mac/Linux: It was possible for a session to incorrectly save a font
as being scaled, which caused scrolling output to be very slow.
- Linux: After typing some text in the terminal window and then using
the keyboard to select Copy or Paste from the Edit menu, sometimes
focus was not returned to the terminal area.
Changes in SecureCRT 8.1 (Official) -- January 26, 2017
Changes in SecureCRT 8.1 (Beta 5) -- January 17, 2017
- Added a menu function MENU_ADD_KEYWORD that allows a key or button
to be mapped to the add keyword operation.
- Implemented the HOME key for TN3270 emulation.
- ECDSA keys with bit sizes of 384 or 521 generated by SecureCRT
could not be added to ~/.ssh/authorized_keys using ssh-keygen.
- TSO logon did not work with TN3270 emulation.
- Mac/Linux: If there were multiple tab groups and a tab from a
single-session tab group was dragged into another tab group, the
area from the tab group that was removed was always added to the
first tab group.
- Mac/Linux: Dragging a tabbed session between groups caused the
connection status of the other sessions to change to "New Input".
- Mac/Linux: If multiple tabbed sessions were connected and one of
the sessions was sent to a new window, session-specific operations
such as copy, paste, print, and reset, were performed in both
- Mac/Linux: If there were two tab groups and the tab group separator
was resized by dragging the tab group separator, focus was not in
any tabbed session.
- Mac: The COMMAND+X shortcut did not work in the Session Manager or
- Mac: The shortcuts COMMAND+C, COMMAND+V, and COMMAND+A did not work
in the Connect bar if there were no tabbed sessions.
- Mac: If a session name contained two or more ampersand characters,
when the session name was shown in the File or Window menu, it had
at least one extra ampersand.
- Linux: There was a delay opening the Global or Session Options
dialog if the CUPS server was inaccessible.
Changes in SecureCRT 8.1 (Beta 4) -- December 15, 2016
- Mac: By default, core files will not be created if SecureCRT
crashes. An option to create core files was added to the Global
- SecureCRT could take a long time to start if the default printer
was not available.
- With some print to file options, such as doPDF, bold characters
were hard to read.
- When a script created a new session or folder using
SessionConfiguration.Save(), the Session Manager did not refresh
the session list.
- For Serial sessions, the Session Options dialog always chose COM2
as the default port even if nothing was connected to the COM2 port.
- SSH2: If an RSA key was generated and the .pub file was specified
to be used as a raw SSH2 key for public-key authentication, a
format error was reported during authentication.
- Windows: The installer option "Subscribe to Product Announcements"
did not work.
- Windows: If a session name contained an ampersand (&) character,
the session name in the tab contained two ampersands.
- Mac/Linux: If two sessions specified different button bars and the
second session was opened in a new tab group, it used the first
session's button bar.
- Mac: If SecureCRT was attempting to find a string in the session
and the Find dialog was closed, SecureCRT crashed.
- Mac: SecureCRT crashed when attempting to dismiss the Password
Properties dialog if the global option "Use Keychain" was set.
Changes in SecureCRT 8.1 (Beta 3) -- November 22, 2016
- Windows: Added preliminary support for certificate chaining for
RFC 6187 when using CAPI.
- The Modified Data Tag (MDT) bit was not being handled correctly
for TN3270 emulation.
- When the mouse hovered over the terminal area of a session, the
mouse cursor was an edit cursor instead of an arrow cursor.
- Windows: When using the JAWS screen reader application, if the
mouse cursor hovered over the menu bar or the keyboard was used
to switch focus to the menu bar and then away from and back to
SecureCRT, the text from the terminal window was no longer spoken.
- Mac/Linux: If a session was dragged to create a new tab group, the
tab that was dragged had the wrong rows and columns.
- Mac: If system accessibility options were on, SecureCRT could
crash shortly after starting or waking from sleep.
- Mac: The connection status changed to "New Input" when switching
- Mac: On Sierra, SecureCRT could crash when editing the Default
session and making changes that brought up the color picker dialog.
Changes in SecureCRT 8.1 (Beta 2) -- November 10, 2016
- Mac: The global option "Disable App Nap to allow background
processing" is now on by default. This only affects new
- SecureCRT could hang after changing the display theme when there
were multiple SecureCRT application windows.
- If the host key database was on a network share and contained
thousands of keys, there was a delay when attempting to display
the Global Options dialog.
- If a script passed a nested directory structure into Config.Save(),
the folders in the directory structure were created in the Sessions
- Mac: SecureCRT crashed when attempting to open a keymap file that
contained incorrect path separators.
- Linux: The ALT+M accelerator did not work consistently with the
Cinnamon desktop on Ubuntu 15.
- Linux: When Help was selected from the menu or toolbar, the help
file did not load in the browser because the URI was incorrect.
Changes in SecureCRT 8.1 (Beta 1) -- October 27, 2016
- Mac/Linux: Added support for tab groups, which provides another
option for organizing connected sessions and doing side-by-side
comparisons of session output.
- Mac/Linux: Modified the GUI to look more modern, including new
icons for the toolbars in the application window, the Session
Manager, and the Connect dialog.
- Mac: Added support for X.509 certificate authentication using
- Added the ability to view session output as hexadecimal in a
- Added new Command window options to send to selected tab groups
or visible tabbed sessions.
- For Serial sessions, only available COM ports are shown in the
- Made it easier to add a word to the keyword highlighting list by
selecting a word in a session and then right clicking and choosing
- Added a menu to the tab/tile context menu that closes all tabbed
or tiled sessions except for the current session.
- Added new menu items "Expand All Folders" and "Collapse All
Folders" to the Session Manager and Connect dialog right-click
- Added new menu item "Edit Default Session" to the Options menu.
- In the Session Manager and Connect dialog, the ENTER and arrow
keys can be used when focus is in the filter bar.
- Xterm emulation now handles the escape sequence for maximizing
and restoring the SecureCRT window (CSI 9).
- Added an option /ConfigPassphrase that allows the configuration
passphrase to be specified on the command line.
- Added a session INI-file-only option called "Raw EOL Mode" which
allows CRLF (default), only CR, or only LF to be sent as the EOL
for sessions using the Raw protocol or Dumb emulation.
- Added the ability to pull the username directly from the
specified certificate when smart card authentication is being
- Windows: Added the ability to pull the username directly from a
certificate when using CAPI.
- Windows: Added support for selecting multiple tabs and doing the
following right-click menu operations on them: Send to New Tab
Group, Send to New Window, Disconnect, Close, and Lock.
- Windows: Added the ability to administratively disable SSH2 port
- Mac: Added a global option called "Disable App Nap." Checking this
option allows background processing such as anti-idle to continue
when SecureCRT does not have focus.
- When doing a filtering search in the Session Manager or Command
window, the search does not start until there's a pause in the
- Locked sessions can now be dragged between tab groups, sent to a
new tab group, or sent to a new window.
- Pressing ALT+I brings up the Connect dialog and puts focus in the
- Hostname resolution now uses the first IP address returned by the
system rather than preferring IPv4 over IPv6 addresses.
- The default terminal emulation is Xterm. This change only affects
- When a hostname is used to connect to a session, the IP address is
shown in the trace output.
- SSH2: An INI-file-only "Transport Window Size" was added to allow the
SSH protocol window size to be manually set.
- Windows: Pressing the middle mouse button on a tabbed session
- Mac/Linux: The font dialog only shows monospace fonts.
- SecureCRT crashed if an evaluation license expired while SecureCRT
was running and an attempt to connect to a session was made.
- The filtering search in the Session Manager and Connect dialog was
case-sensitive for Cyrillic.
- If the same keyword highlighting list was being used for multiple
connected sessions and the list was modified in the Session
Options dialog, the sessions were not updated to reflect the
keyword highlighting changes.
- If Trace Options were enabled after connecting to a session that did
port forwarding, port forwarding information was not logged in the
- When a session was connected, its configuration value "Password V2"
was modified unnecessarily.
- If a session that specified a dependent session was created on a
Windows system and then copied to a Mac or Linux system, when
attempting to connect to the session, SecureCRT reported that the
firewall settings could not be found.
- Windows: If the Command window was open, SecureCRT crashed when
switching from vertically tiled sessions to tabbed sessions.
- Windows: When color rectangles were being used as the connection
status indicators, if a tab to was dragged to create a new tab
group, the color rectangle was too wide.
- Windows: Zooming did not work correctly when a session was using the
Adobe Source Code Pro font.
- Windows: When the "VS2013 Dark" display theme was used, the icons
in the Connect dialog became black squares when the mouse hovered
- Mac/Linux: SecureCRT could crash when dragging the last tab in one
window to another window.
- Mac/Linux: If a session that used the "Scale the font" resize mode
was resized so that font scaling occurred and was then restored to
100%, the window size and font were not restored correctly.
- Mac: The Session Manager could not be resized after it was
- Mac: SecureCRT crashed if the Connect bar had focus and the
application was put in full-screen mode.
- Mac: When VoiceOver was enabled, and focus was placed in
SecureCRT's Connect bar or the Session Manager's filter bar and
a shortcut such as COMMAND+ENTER was typed, SecureCRT hung and
the CPU was pegged.
- Mac: The Session Manager did not correctly handle folder names for
some languages, such as Norwegian and Chinese.
- Mac: If SecureCRT was in the system full-screen mode and the last
session was closed using COMMAND+W, the OS X desktop was not
- Linux: SecureCRT could crash on CentOS 7 when the application window
was left open overnight.
- Linux: When /T was used on the command line, the tabbed session was
not always opened in the most recently-used window.