This page last changed on Oct 16, 2015 by ebariaux.

A new Pro release is now available for Pro Users.
Version 1.3.0 adds support for the Velbus protocol and provides fixes to some existing issues.

Starting with Pro Release 1.1.0, the username and password that were last used to do an "on-line sync" are stored by the controller, so that they can be used by background service that communicate with Beehive.
The user is stored in a plain text file (.user) and the password in a keystore (.keystore).
However, depending on the java VM installed, the security requirements we put on the keystore might not be available and the controller then continuously spits out error messages in the logs.

With the Oracle JRE/JDK, the most common reason for this issue is that the distribution limits the strength of the encryption that can be used. You can lift that limitation by installing the Java Cryptography Extension (JCE) Unlimited Strength Policy Files.
Depending on your Java version, please see:

Even with those installed, we've still seen occasional errors with the storage/retrieval of those credentials.
This version (1.3.0) introduces the possibility to use a plain text file to store the password (in a .password file).
To enable that, edit the config.properties file of your controller and set the security.passwordStorage to plaintext, as follows

security.passwordStorage = plaintext

Note that confidentiality of the .password file should be addressed at the OS level (i.e. made readable only by the OS user running the controller).
Protection of the .keystore file should follow the same rule, as encrypting the password does not make it safer if the key is known (which is the case here and cannot be avoided unless a secret is asked to the user on controller launch or provided by an external device).

Online Designer 1.3.0

New features:
Bug fixes:
  • MODELER-543 - Fixed : Saving large rules fail with 500 error

Controller 1.2.0

New features:
  • ORCJAVA-482 - Add TCPSocketPort for protocols that use TCP
  • ORCJAVA-493 - Have an option to store password in plain text file instead of keystore
  • ORCJAVA-494 - Add VelbusConfiguration support

Thanks for all your hard work.

I'm really looking forward to seeing what people do with this new controller, especially regarding Velbus.

Best wishes,

Stuart

Posted by mdar at Oct 16, 2015 18:12

Just a general question.Can I import the old free OR backup zip file to the Pro version. Failing to do so means tons of work to move to Pro version with an existing project.

Posted by niraviry at Oct 17, 2015 05:54

I've not had any involvement with the Designer but I just tried exporting from the free designer and importing to Pro and it failed.

I agree that this functionality is essential to allow users to migrate from free to pro.

I will contact the rest of the team and try and get an update on this.

Rich

Posted by kurrazyman at Oct 17, 2015 08:54

Hi,

when will the ebox image be updated to 1.3.0?

Thanks

Chris

Posted by cstennett at Oct 20, 2015 21:59

We'll continue updating the eBox image, but this takes quite a bit of time and we were not sure people were actually interested in that option.
I think we'll release an updated eBox image along with release 1.4.0 (no release date yet but we'll try to make that happen in November).

Posted by ebariaux at Oct 28, 2015 07:49

I suppose every Pro customer who bought an eBox is intrested. Count me in, anyhow!

Olivier

Posted by oliviertoebosch at Oct 28, 2015 11:16

I suppose every Pro customer who bought an eBox is intrested. Count me in, anyhow!

Olivier

Posted by oliviertoebosch at Oct 28, 2015 11:16
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