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SecureFX Beta History


              SecureFX(R) 8.3 (Beta) -- October 12, 2017

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This file contains the SecureFX 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 SecureFX_README.txt (downloaded with this 
installation).


Changes in SecureFX 8.3 (Beta 3) -- October 12, 2017
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Bug fixes:

  - SFXCL returned a success code when a command failed to run
    because the evaluation license had expired.
  - The Move up, Move down, and Play (sound) icons in dialogs did not
    display correctly on high-DPI monitors.
  - Windows: SecureFX crashed in the Windows 10 Creators Update when
    a smart card (PIV/CAC) was used. 
  - Mac: The menu bar contained two Help menus.
  - Linux: The Table of Contents was missing from the online Help.


Changes in SecureFX 8.3 (Beta 2) -- October 3, 2017
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Bug fix:

  - SCP sessions did not work correctly when the remote system was a
    Cisco Nexus device.


Changes in SecureFX 8.3 (Beta 1) -- September 21, 2017
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New features:

  - Improved the performance of synchronization operations involving
    large numbers of files and folders.
  - Improved the performance of listing large local directories.
  - SFXCL now returns the following exit codes:
      0 (SUCCESS)
      100 (Network error)
      200 (Source file system error)
      300 (Target file system error)
      400 (General failures)
  - Added autocomplete to the Connect bar in the toolbar, which makes
    finding and connecting to saved sessions easier.
  - Multiple sessions can be dragged and dropped or copied and pasted in
    the Session Manager and Connect dialog.
  - A new global option "Sort folders at top" forces the folders always
    to be sorted at the top of the local and remote windows regardless
    of which column is used for sorting and whether the order is
    ascending or descending. This option is on by default for new
    installations.
  - SSH2: Added support for the ChaCha20/Poly1305 cipher.
  - SSH2: Added support for the AES-GCM cipher.
  - SSH2: Added support for the UMAC-128 MAC algorithm.
  - Added the ability to use OpenSSH certificates for authenticating
    SFTP sessions.
  - SSH2: Added a new session option "Use a separate transport for every
    connection," which establishes a new SSH2 transport for every
    parallel SFTP transfer.
  - SFXCL: Added a new option /ReconnectDelay, which allows the number
    of seconds between losing a connection and the initial reconnect
    attempt to be specified.
  - Windows: Added an Administrative Policy option to disconnect
    sessions authenticated using CAPI/PKCS#11 when the corresponding
    smart card is removed.
  - Mac: Added an "Update Now" menu item to see if a new version of
    SecureFX is available and if there is, clicking a button downloads
    and installs it.

Changes:

  - Filtered searches in the Session Manager and Connect dialog could be
    very slow when the session database contained thousands of sessions.
  - In the Transfer queue, when the filename or destination is a
    remote system, the hostname is prepended.
  - The option for displaying hidden files in the local window can be
    toggled from the View menu.
  - If the global option "Show Session Manager or Connect dialog on
    startup" is set, the Session Manager is displayed when SecureFX
    starts.  Previously, only the Connect dialog honored this option.
  - SSH2: Modified the default authentication order to be PublicKey,
    Keyboard Interactive, Password, and GSSAPI.  This only affects
    new installations.
  - The default session filter delay has been changed from 500
    milliseconds to 250 milliseconds.  This only affects new
    installations.
  - Mac: For new installations, the global option "Use keychain" is
    off by default.
  - Up to 20 sessions can be included on the recent session list.
  - SSH2: If a session is using public-key authentication and the key
    file has not been specified, the user is no longer prompted to
    specify the file.
  - SSH2: When importing an SSH2 host key, if it's possible to extract
    the hostname, IP address, and port from the filename, those values
    will be used as the default values.  Otherwise, the default
    value for port will be set to 22 and the other values will be
    left blank.
  - SSH2: Pressing the SHIFT key in the New Host Key dialog allows a
    host key to be saved once.
  - SSH2: In the dialogs that prompt to accept the host key, the
    SHA-2 fingerprint is also displayed in base64.
  - In the View Host Key dialog, SHA-2 fingerprints are displayed
    in base64 in addition to hexadecimal.
  - When being prompted to accept an SSH2 host key, the fingerprints
    are now shown in a separate dialog.
  - SSH2: The trace output shows the SHA-2 host key fingerprint as
    base64 in addition to hexadecimal. 
  - The username used for authentication is now logged in the trace
    output.
  - SecureFX uses a templated path, which gets modified to an
    appropriate path on each platform, for the global option "Log File
    V2".
  - If SecureFX is launched using the -F command-line parameter or
    is on a USB drive, the actual configuration path being used is
    shown in the Global Options dialog. 

Bug fixes:

  - In the New Session wizard and the Quick Connect dialog, once a
    session was selected as the Firewall, "Select Session..." was no
    longer in the Firewall dropdown list.
  - When uploading a file to a Cisco iOS device, a prompt was
    displayed if the file did not exist in the target folder.
  - File transfers to a Cisco ASR9K router using SCP failed because
    SecureFX sent an extra "cd" command, which made the wrong
    directory the current directory.
  - The transfer queue displayed "Could not retrieve error text for
    error code 0xe000001c" when an upload failed due to a disk space
    error.
  - A session that contained spaces could not be connected from the
    Connect bar using the /S flag.
  - Windows: If the Connect bar was showing a dropdown list,
    pressing ALT+Q displayed the Quick Connect dialog, but did not
    put focus there.
  - Windows: On high-DPI monitors, the EULA dialog in the installer did
    not display correctly.
  - Linux: In Ubuntu 16, toolbar icons and dialog fonts were not
    displayed properly with high-DPI settings.