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Elvis 6 Server Release Notes

The Elvis 6 Server Release Notes contain information about the new features, changes, fixed issues, known issues and upgrade instructions for each release of Elvis Server version 6.

The versions are sorted by version number in descending order. Use the Navigation block to the right of the page to quickly navigate to the information of a released version.

Elvis Server 6.8.1

Elvis Server version: 6.8.1.76

InDesign client version: 3.3.1.614

Migration Tool: 1.1.28

Release date: 12 December 2017

New features

Changes

Fixed issues

Known issues

Installation

Downloads

Documentation

New features

The following features have been introduced in Elvis 6.8.1:

Changes

The following change has been made in Elvis 6.8.1:

  • Sorting assets in the Pro client: When browsing assets without entering a search term, all assets now typically have the same relevance score. As a result, sorting on 'relevance' is no longer possible; instead, a more logical field such as 'file name' should be used for sorting the assets.

Fixed issues

The following issues have been fixed in Elvis 6.8.1:

LVS-3851 Generate previews of XLSM files.

LVS-11207 Share/dialog: Text in Share Link description field is not limited and therefore not visible.

LVS-11346 Plug-in/stats: RAW Stats plug-in not showing older statistics.

LVS-11375 Pro client/linked items: Close linked items search when browsing folders.

LVS-11517 Server/license: Maximum API licenses reached while only one API user active.

LVS-11546 Enterprise/integration: Fix possible Null Pointer Exception when updating Enterprise relations without placement.

LVS-11574 Client/pro: Load more assets initially when viewing search results on larger screens.

LVS-11627 Pro client/scroll: Increase performance of rendering assets on screen.

LVS-11654 Admin/tool: Add cleanup tool for assets with duplicate assetIds.

LVS-11662 Enterprise/integration: Drag-and-drop from Pro client to Content Station depends on InDesign Client capability granted.

LVS-11669 Metadata/copy: When copying, prevent several technical fields from being copied to assets.

LVS-11679 Admin/upgrade: Add Enterprise Relations upgrade to admin page.

LVS-11688 Preview/XMP: Previews are not generated for file types containing much XMP metadata.

LVS-11725 Pro client/search: Change default sort on search results without query or filter.

Known issues

The following known issue exists for Elvis 6.8.1:

  • Share links with a custom serverPath are not working correctly.

Installing, upgrading and migrating

  • Clean installation: For information about installing Elvis 6 Server on a system on which Elvis 6 Server is not yet installed, see Installing Elvis 6 Server.
  • Upgrading an existing installation. For information about upgrading an existing installation of Elvis 6 Server, see Upgrading Elvis 6.
  • Upgrade from Elvis 5: For information about upgrading Elvis 5 to Elvis 6, see Upgrading Elvis 5 to Elvis 6.
  • Migration from Elvis 4: For information about migrating Elvis 4 to Elvis 6, see Migrating Elvis 4 to Elvis 6.

Downloads

The download files for Elvis 6.8.1 can be found in the Release announcement.

Documentation

The following documentation accompanies the release of Elvis 6.8.1:

Elvis Server 6.7.1

Elvis Server version: 6.7.1.75

InDesign client version 3.3.0.611

Migration Tool: 1.1.28

Release date: 21 November 2017

New features

Changes

Fixed issues

Known issues

Installation

Downloads

Documentation

New features

The following feature has been introduced in Elvis 6.7.1:

  • API plug-ins. API plug-ins make it possible to route API requests through Elvis Server instead of directly to an API of an external service, thereby making it possible to use the security and authentication features of Elvis Server.

Example:  Assume we have a Web shop with products and we want to show product information in an Elvis Web client. In this case, you could create an Elvis web client plug-in that displays the products and it could fetch the information directly from your shop API. This might work, but has the following disadvantages:

  • A cross-origin request is required as your shop API is hosted on a different domain. This can lead to security issues as cross-origin requests are often blocked.
  • Authentication needs to be set up to ensure that your Elvis users can access the external API.

We resolve both by running the API requests through Elvis.

Cross-origin requests are now no longer required as the client only communicates with Elvis Server, not the Shop API. As for authentication: the API plug-in contains support for Elvis Capabilities, allowing you to for example configure the plug-in in such a way that only users who are logged in to Elvis are given access to the external API.

API plug-in example

For more information, see Routing API requests through Elvis 6 using API plug-ins.

Changes

The following change has been made in Elvis 6.7.1:

  • Metadata: allow customizations of compass or analyzer settings of existing fields. It is now possible to change compass and analyzer settings of default metadata fields. This makes it possible to customize more existing fields, thereby reducing the need for creating custom fields.

Note: Changing these compass settings requires to restart and re-analyze the index.

For more information, see Changing the default metadata field options in Elvis 6 Server.

Fixed issues

The following issues have been fixed in Elvis 6.7.1:

LVS-11364 Management Console/Asset Processing-tool: Browser freezes when thread count is emptied.

LVS-11448 Server/performance: Increase speed of removing assets from the system.

LVS-11496 Config/metadata: Allow customizations of compass/analyzer settings of existing fields.

LVS-11554 Processing/previews: defaultImagePreview with custom value results in error in log: 'Could not retrieve preview'.

LVS-11638 Brand protal/basket: Error banner and console error while navigating to Basket.

LVS-11653 Migration/export: Elvis Migration shows it is finished before it is actually done.

LVS-11672 Migration/metadata: sceRelations object is parsed incorrectly when migrating Elvis 4.6 to Elvis 5 or 6.

LVS-10712 Plug-in/API: Introduce API plug-ins to add custom API services.

LVS-11640 Pro client/linked items: Linked items panel freezes when many relations exist.

LVS-11647 Configuration/analyzer: Add customization option in custom-assetinfo to alter compass settings.

LVS-11691 Share/metadata: Copying a shared asset caused the copy to be shared too.

Known issues

No known issues exist for Elvis 6.7.1.

Installing, upgrading and migrating

  • Clean installation: For information about installing Elvis 6 Server on a system on which Elvis 6 Server is not yet installed, see Installing Elvis 6 Server.
  • Upgrading an existing installation. For information about upgrading an existing installation of Elvis 6 Server, see Upgrading Elvis 6.
  • Upgrade from Elvis 5: For information about upgrading Elvis 5 to Elvis 6, see Upgrading Elvis 5 to Elvis 6.
  • Migration from Elvis 4: For information about migrating Elvis 4 to Elvis 6, see Migrating Elvis 4 to Elvis 6.

Downloads

The download files for Elvis 6.7.1 can be found in the Release announcement.

Documentation

The following documentation accompanies the release of Elvis 6.7.1:

Elvis Server 6.6.1

Elvis Server version: 6.6.1.73

InDesign client version 3.3.0.611

Migration Tool: 1.1.27

Release date: 1 November 2017

New features

Changes

Fixed issues

Known issues

Installation

Downloads

Documentation

New features

The following features have been introduced in Elvis 6.6.1:

Changes

The following change has been made in Elvis 6.6.1:

  • Elvis InDesign client: improvement in the process of updating out-of-date images. In previous versions of the Elvis InDesign client, Elvis images for which a newer version existed than the one placed on the layout were automatically updated when the layout was opened or when the user chose Elvis > Update All. However, the user had no control over the process and last-minute changes to images were difficult to spot when working on the layout.

From Elvis InDesign client version 3.3, a message is now shown informing the user that updates are available. The user is now also given the option to not update the images:

"This document contains links to sources that have been modified. You can update the modified links now, or update them later using the Links panel."

The message showing that updates are available

When clicking 'Don't update links', the linked images will not be updated. However, the updated images will be downloaded in the background from Elvis to the local system. This makes them readily available should the user choose to later update the links manually by using the options in the Links panel.

For more information, see Updating the content of all Elvis files placed on a layout using Elvis 6.

Fixed issues

The following issues have been fixed in Elvis 6.6.1:

LVSID-435 Make it possible for InDesign users to see which linked assets have been updated.

LVSID-444 Elvis InDesign plug-in does not link all images on shadow layouts.

LVSID-458 Elvis InDesign plug-in log-in times out.

LVSID-459 Show error message when placing an Elvis image with a very long file name on layout fails.

LVS-9051 Pro client/flags: Configure up to 18 metadata flags to be shown for an asset.

LVS-11504 Server/event: Add user that removed the asset to Event API assetRemove metadata as 'deletedBy'.

LVS-11566 Security/config: ContentSecurityPolicy frame-ancestors header contains domain names with apostrophes.

LVS-11569 Pro client/select: Select up to 1000 assets in search results by using keyboard shortcut.

LVS-11580 License/activation: Improve connect and time-out of Activation page to the Activation Server.

LVS-11585 Pro client/copy: Copying Collection from browser to existing location overwrites existing.

LVS-11591 Share/access: Share Links are not working when server is configured with custom serverPath.

LVS-11596 Server/event: Reduce events sent by the server on Collection relation updates.

LVS-11599 Processing/Linux: Incorrect profile applied when processing sRGB profile to custom rendition with embedded profile

LVS-11601 Pro client/thumbnail: Missing 'regenerate thumbnails' option when right-clicking asset.

LVS-11603 Download/ZIP: Unpacking multiple large asset downloads fails.

LVS-11606 Pro client/thumbnail: Add configuration properties to customize retry behavior when loading thumbnails.

LVS-11610 Share/upload: Moving or deleting folder breaks upload request authkey.

LVS-11616 Pro client/sort: Allow customization of sort options.

Known issues

No known issues exist for Elvis 6.6.1.

Installing, upgrading and migrating

  • Clean installation: For information about installing Elvis 6 Server on a system on which Elvis 6 Server is not yet installed, see Installing Elvis 6 Server.
  • Upgrading an existing installation. For information about upgrading an existing installation of Elvis 6 Server, see Upgrading Elvis 6.
  • Upgrade from Elvis 5: For information about upgrading Elvis 5 to Elvis 6, see Upgrading Elvis 5 to Elvis 6.
  • Migration from Elvis 4: For information about migrating Elvis 4 to Elvis 6, see Migrating Elvis 4 to Elvis 6.

Downloads

The download files for Elvis 6.6.1 can be found in the Release announcement.

Documentation

The following documentation accompanies the release of Elvis 6.6.1:

Elvis Server 6.5.1

Elvis Server version: 6.5.1.67

InDesign client version 3.2.1.556

Migration Tool: 1.1.27

Release date: 11 October 2017

New features

Changes

Fixed issues

Known issues

Installation

Downloads

Documentation

New features

No new features have been introduced in Elvis 6.5.1.

Changes

No changes have been made in Elvis 6.5.1.

Fixed issues

The following issues have been fixed in Elvis 6.5.1:

LVS-11022 Pro client/import: Duplicated naming handled differently for creating and renaming files.

LVS-11471 Pro client/metadata: Certain characters cannot be added to tags.

LVS-11472 Import/CloudFront: Unable to upload large movie files.

LVS-11473 Migration Tool/import: Copy/move operation fails for files containing umlauts in name.

LVS-11475 Management Console/plug ins: Table style broken in plug-in pages.

LVS-11506 Improve large metadata extract.

LVS-11511 Processing/XMP: Incorrect processing of empty XMP history entries.

LVS-11516 Security/Web: Conflicting X-Frame-Options header.

LVS-11537 Migration Tool/versions: Migration tool not able to successfully migrate old versions with a different file extension.

Known issues

The following known issue exist for Elvis 6.5.1:

  • Share links that contain a custom serverPath are not working correctly.

Installing, upgrading and migrating

  • Clean installation: For information about installing Elvis 6 Server on a system on which Elvis 6 Server is not yet installed, see Installing Elvis 6 Server.
  • Upgrading an existing installation. For information about upgrading an existing installation of Elvis 6 Server, see Upgrading Elvis 6.
  • Upgrade from Elvis 5: For information about upgrading Elvis 5 to Elvis 6, see Upgrading Elvis 5 to Elvis 6.
  • Migration from Elvis 4: For information about migrating Elvis 4 to Elvis 6, see Migrating Elvis 4 to Elvis 6.

Downloads

The download files for Elvis 6.5.1 can be found in the Release announcement.

Documentation

No documentation updates have been made for the release of Elvis 6.5.1.

Elvis Server 6.4.3 Quick Patch

Elvis Server version: 6.4.3.66

Release date: 29 September 2017

Fixed issue

The following issue has been fixed in Elvis 6.4.3:

LVS-11556 Cluster/upgrade: Multi-node cluster fails to start up when upgrade takes longer than 1 minute.

Note: If you have upgraded to Elvis 6.4.1 successfully then using the Quick Patch is not necessary.

Elvis Server 6.4.1

Elvis Server version: 6.4.1.64

InDesign client version 3.2.1.556

Migration Tool: 1.1.26

Release date: 19 September 2017

New features

Changes

Fixed issues

Known issues

Installation

Downloads

Documentation

New features

No new features have been introduced in Elvis 6.4.1.

Changes

The following change has been made in Elvis 6.4.1:

  • Video preview shows original video where possible: When previewing a video, the original video is now shown (in its original quality and duration), instead of a preview (in lower quality and limited in duration). This applies to videos in MP4 or MOV format and to videos with h264 encoding.

Note: To make this work, the authKeyViewableFields setting of the cluster-config.properties.txt file should contain the following entries:

assetType, videoCodec, height, width

Fixed issues

The following issues have been fixed in Elvis 6.4.1:

LVS-10475 Allow playing original video instead of preview if format allows it.

LVS-11304 Pro client: Dragging and dropping images from Elvis to InDesign is not possible for Pro and Standard users.

LVS-11360 Panel plug-ins: Error when using Metadata Stamper Panel plug-in: "Unable to load messages, cause: 403 Forbidden".

LVS-11427 Pro client/drag: ServerURL in dragFormat is set to two dots.

LVS-11457 Security/plug-ins: Plug-ins are not working in Firefox and Safari.

LVS-11474 Management Console/Webhook: Previously selected Webhook is not cleared by the Filter.

LVS-11482 Pro client/thumbnail: Empty thumbnails are cached by the Web browser and not updated when the image is available.

Known issues

No known issues exist for Elvis 6.4.1.

Installing, upgrading and migrating

  • Clean installation: For information about installing Elvis 6 Server on a system on which Elvis 6 Server is not yet installed, see Installing Elvis 6 Server.
  • Upgrading an existing installation. For information about upgrading an existing installation of Elvis 6 Server, see Upgrading Elvis 6.
  • Upgrade from Elvis 5: For information about upgrading Elvis 5 to Elvis 6, see Upgrading Elvis 5 to Elvis 6.
  • Migration from Elvis 4: For information about migrating Elvis 4 to Elvis 6, see Migrating Elvis 4 to Elvis 6.

Downloads

The download files for Elvis 6.4.1 can be found in the Release announcement.

Documentation

No documentation updates have been made for the release of Elvis 6.4.1.

Elvis Server 6.3.3 Quick Patch

Elvis Server version: 6.3.3.62

Release date: 18 September 2017

Fixed issue

The following issue has been fixed in Elvis 6.3.3:

LVS-11457 Security/plug-ins: Plug-ins are not working in Firefox and Safari.

Elvis Server 6.3.1

Elvis Server version: 6.3.1.61

InDesign client version 3.2.1.556

Migration Tool: 1.1.26

Release date: 31 August 2017

New features

Changes

Fixed issues

Known issues

Installation

Downloads

Documentation

New features

The following new feature has been introduced in Elvis 6.3.1:

  • Security: using Secure Session cookies. Elvis Server can be now be configured to issue HTTPS-only session cookies by adding the 'Secure' directive to these cookies.

Cookies with the 'Secure' directive are only sent by Web browsers when they connect to the server over HTTPS. This prevents the session cookie from being exposed over an unencrypted channel when for example a user's Web browser is (un)intentionally directed to HTTP instead of HTTPS.

Using Secure Session cookies is controlled through the following option of the cluster-config.properties.txt file and is enabled by default when HTTP is disabled:

session.cookie.secure=auto

For more information, see Elvis 6 security updates overview.

Changes

No changes have been made in Elvis 6.3.1.

Fixed issues

The following issues have been fixed in Elvis 6.3.1:

LVS-11229 Folder/download: Downloading a folder containing a large number of assets is only partly downloaded.

LVS-11241 Stats/download: Multiple asset downloads are not recorded in Elvis Stats.

LVS-11328 Management Console/permissions: It is possible to store an incorrect rule.

LVS-11357 Upload/client: Files with an excluded file type can still be uploaded.

LVS-11369 Preview/processing: Incorrect preview generation for PSD images with multiple transparency layers.

LVS-11377 Pro client/profile: User name not shown in Avatar menu of Pro Client and Brand Portal.

LVS-11378 Preview/processing: Import of certain JPG images consumes all system memory.

LVS-11384 Pro client/metadata: Metadata tooltip does not disappear when mouse pointer is no longer hovering over it.

LVS-11385 Management Console/permissions: Incorrect tooltip for Watermark permission.

LVS-11397 Taxonomies: Taxonomy Filters are not working correctly in the Pro client and Brand portal.

LVS-11398 Server/index: Stats index is not created for new month.

LVS-11401 Metadata/embed: Metadata embedding fails on fields with new lines.

LVS-11407 Pro client/Shared Links: Subject and description disappear when changing zoom settings.

LVS-11408 Metadata/extract: fNumber metadata not extracted for some assets.

LVS-11409 Pro client/version: When replacing current file with a file of different type and using Download Original, file of incorrect type is downloaded.

LVS-11437 Pro client/Safari: When editing folder name, text is shown as white text on white background.

Known issues

No known issues exist for Elvis 6.3.1.

Installing, upgrading and migrating

  • Clean installation: For information about installing Elvis 6 Server on a system on which Elvis 6 Server is not yet installed, see Installing Elvis 6 Server.
  • Upgrading an existing installation. For information about upgrading an existing installation of Elvis 6 Server, see Upgrading Elvis 6.
  • Upgrade from Elvis 5: For information about upgrading Elvis 5 to Elvis 6, see Upgrading Elvis 5 to Elvis 6.
  • Migration from Elvis 4: For information about migrating Elvis 4 to Elvis 6, see Migrating Elvis 4 to Elvis 6.

Downloads

The download files for Elvis 6.3.1 can be found in the Release announcement.

Documentation

The following documentation accompanies the release of Elvis 6.3.1:

Elvis Server 6.2.1

Elvis Server version: 6.2.1.x

InDesign client version 3.2.1.556

Migration Tool: 1.1.26

Release date: 8 August 2017

New features

Changes

Fixed issues

Known issues

Installation

Downloads

Documentation

New features

No new features have been introduced in Elvis 6.2.1.

Changes

No changes have been made in Elvis 6.2.1.

Fixed issues

The following issues have been fixed in Elvis 6.2.1:

LVS-11227 Admin/status: 'In processing' counter includes already finished tasks.

LVS-11229 Folder/download: Downloading a folder containing a large number of assets is only partly downloaded.

LVS-11241 Stats/download: Multiple asset downloads are not recorded.

LVS-11272 Processing/PDF: Default resolution PPI is ignored for PDF previews.

LVS-11297 Admin/Rescue tool: the Rescue tool fails for version assets without an index entry.

LVS-11304 Pro client/drag: Pro and Standard users are not able to drag and drop Elvis images to InDesign.

LVS-11318 Admin/Asset Processing tool: Asset Processing tool options are ignored.

LVS-11338 Installer/Windows: Kill known processes that can block tool files upgrade.

LVS-11340 Admin/users and groups: Random user is shown selected when opening the page.

LVS-11359 Plug-in/authentication: Sample plug-ins log in using an unsupported GET method.

LVS-11360 Plug-in/panel: Metadata Stamp plug-in shows an “Unable to load messages, cause: 403 Forbidden” message

Known issues

No known issues exist for Elvis 6.2.1.

Installing, upgrading and migrating

  • Clean installation: For information about installing Elvis 6 Server on a system on which Elvis 6 Server is not yet installed, see Installing Elvis 6 Server.
  • Upgrading an existing installation. For information about upgrading an existing installation of Elvis 6 Server, see Upgrading Elvis 6.
  • Upgrade from Elvis 5: For information about upgrading Elvis 5 to Elvis 6, see Upgrading Elvis 5 to Elvis 6.
  • Migration from Elvis 4: For information about migrating Elvis 4 to Elvis 6, see Migrating Elvis 4 to Elvis 6.

Downloads

The download files for Elvis 6.2.1 can be found in the Release announcement.

Documentation

The following documentation accompanies the release of Elvis 6.2:

Elvis Server 6.1.1

Elvis Server version: 6.1.1.50

InDesign client version 3.2.1.556

Migration Tool: 1.1.26

Release date: 19 July 2017

New features

Changes

Fixed issues

Installation

Downloads

Documentation

New features

The following new features have been introduced in Elvis 6.1.1:

Changes

Compared to Elvis 5, the following changes have been made in Elvis 6.1.1:

  • Licensing. Assigning a license to users or user groups now also determines which clients they have access to; it is not possible anymore to specify this separately. Example: users with a Standard license will automatically have access to the Pro client, Brand portal, and InDesign client. For more information, see Controlling user access to clients and client features in Elvis 6.
  • Desktop AIR client removed. The Desktop client that was based on Adobe AIR technology has been made obsolete. Its features are now available in the Pro client (for end users to work with the available assets) and the Management Console (for system administrators for setting up and managing Elvis Server).
  • Elvis Admin pages. Changing any of the configuration files through the use of the Elvis Server Admin pages can now only be done by clicking its link on the Change Config page and making the changes directly on the page. Updating a property by running a URL is not possible anymore.
  • Security options. The following changes related to security have been made:
  • The configuration option 'accessControlAllowOrigin' has been replaced by 'security.accessControlAllowOrigin'
  • The configuration option 'security.xFrameOptionHeaders' has been replaced by 'security.antiClickjackHeaders'
  • The configuration option 'security.enableSecureHtmlPreviews' has been renamed to 'security.sandboxPreviews'
  • API Authchred.Authcred authentication does not support anymore the ability to modify data; only retrieving data (GET/OPTION/HEAD requests) such as downloading assets is supported. Integrations that want to modify data should use another form of authentication.
  • API REST login. The following parameters of the REST API - Login are not supported anymore: 
  • failUrl
  • JSESSIONID
  • locale
  • nextUrl
  • SessionId
  • timezoneOffset
  • Changes to REST APIs. Because of improved security measures in the REST API of Elvis 6, all data changing APIs only accept POST requests, not GET requests. Also, the POST request needs to include a cross-site request forgery (csrf) token. For more information, see Elvis 6 REST API - Performing a POST request with a csrf token.

Known issues

The following issues are known for Elvis 6.1.1:

  • Automatically exporting assets from Elvis to Enterprise. The process of automatically exporting assets from Elvis to Enterprise is currently not possible. The tool that was available in the Desktop client of Elvis 5 is not yet available in Elvis 6.

Note: Assets can of course still be moved from Elvis to Enterprise manually through drag and drop.

Installing, upgrading and migrating

Downloads

The download files for Elvis 6.1.1 can be found in the Release announcement.

Documentation

Information about how to install, configure and use Elvis 6 can be found in the Elvis 6 section on the Help Center.

Information about compatibility with Elvis 6 with other software can be found in the WoodWing Compatibility Matrix.

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