SecureFX(R) 8.1 (Beta) -- December 15, 2016
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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 Readme.txt (downloaded with this
Changes in SecureFX 8.1 (Beta 4) -- December 15, 2016
- Mac: By default, core files will not be created if SecureFX
crashes. An option to create core files was added to the Global
- If a remote file was edited and was saved while SecureFX was
minimized, the file did not get uploaded until the mouse cursor
hovered over SecureFX or SecureFX received focus.
- If an FTP session contained a local shell command pre-connect
string that was an invalid command, SecureFX crashed when
attempting to connect to the session.
- 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.
- Mac: SecureCRT crashed when attempting to dismiss the Password
Properties dialog if the global option "Use Keychain" was set.
Changes in SecureFX 8.1 (Beta 3) -- November 22, 2016
- Windows: Added preliminary support for certificate chaining for
RFC 6187 when using CAPI.
- Mac: If system accessibility options were on, SecureFX could
crash shortly after starting or waking from sleep.
Changes in SecureFX 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
- 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 file was copied from the desktop and pasted into a remote
session in SecureFX and was then deleted on the remote server and
pasted again in SecureFX, the remote file listing did not get
- Linux: The ALT+M accelerator did not work consistently with the
Cinnamon desktop on Ubuntu 15.
Changes in SecureFX 8.1 (Beta 1) -- October 27, 2016
- 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 pull the username directly from the
specified certificate when smart card authentication is being used.
- Added the ability to specify server-to-server transfers for
- Added support for synchronized file browsing, which allows local
and remote folders to change in lockstep when they have the same
- 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.
- Added an FTP session option that forces EPSV or EPRT to be used.
- Added a "Cisco ASA" operating system to the File Transfer /
FTP/SFTP Category in the Session Options dialog.
- Added an option /ConfigPassphrase that allows the configuration
passphrase to be specified on the SecureFX and SFXCL command line.
- SFXCL: Added an option /NoTempFiles to prevent the creation of
temporary files during synchronize and quick synchronize
- Windows: Added the ability to pull the username directly from a
certificate when using CAPI.
- Mac: Added a global option called "Disable App Nap". Checking this
option allows background processing such as anti-idle to continue
when SecureFX 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
- 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.
- SFTP: SecureFX no longer calls "stat" on the remote "." directory
at startup, which caused problems for some servers such as
- Windows: If a transfer was initiated by dragging from SecureFX to
Windows Explorer and the transfer gets interrupted, if the same file
is dragged to Windows Explorer and a partial copy exists, the user
is given the option to resume the transfer.
- SecureFX crashed if the network connection was lost while attempting
to resolve a symbolic link in a remote session.
- SecureFX crashed if the remote folder for a synchronize operation
was deleted before the synchronize session was closed.
- SCP sessions hung if the password prompt was "password:" instead of
- SecureFX could fail to upload and delete files with Cisco ASA
devices using SCP.
- SecureFX was unable to change the working directory to a directory
whose name was preceded by a space.
- SecureFX did not display setuid, setgid or sticky bit values
properly when the file attributes were shown in the remote view.
- If SecureFX launched an editor for editing a remote file multiple
times, after the second time, if the editor was hidden, it was not
brought to the foreground when a remote file was opened for
- Focus moved to the ".." directory when any file system change (e.g.,
delete, create folder, create file, rename, etc.) was made in a
remote session instead of staying on or near the file or folder
- The filtering search in the Session Manager and Connect dialog was
case-sensitive for Cyrillic.
- 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, SecureFX reported that the
firewall settings could not be found.
- SFTP: SecureFX did not report an error if an attempt to upload a
local folder by dragging and dropping it to a remote location
failed because the remote folder could not be created.
- Windows: When several remote sessions were connected and there was
no local window, after double clicking a file in any tab, focus was
always put in the last tab instead of remaining in the active tab.
- Mac: SecureFX 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
SecureFX's Connect bar or the Session Manager's filter bar and
a shortcut such as COMMAND+ENTER was typed, SecureFX 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: Dragging the application's title icon caused a "Document Drag
Error" to be reported.