Release Notes for Softerra Adaxes 2019.1

Version: 3.11.18625
Release date: January 25, 2021
Latest update: Update 5

With Adaxes 2019.1 we continue adding great new features and introducing useful improvements to make your user experience with the product even better. This release introduces support for SAML-based single sign-on, adds a bunch of new features for Exchange, extends the automation capabilities of Adaxes and includes a long list of usability enhancements for the Web Interface.

Main Highlights

SAML-based single sign-on

By using SAML authentication you can integrate Adaxes with your corporate identity provider to enable single sign-on for the Web Interface. SAML-based authentication allows users to sign in with the same authentication mechanisms that you use within the rest of your organization.

Adaxes can communicate with any identity provider that supports SAML 2.0, including Okta, OneLogin, Auth0, Azure AD, Duo, etc.

Room and equipment mailboxes

The new version adds support for room and equipment resource mailboxes. For example, using Web Interface and Administration Console it is now possible to view or change how a room mailbox handles meeting requests, who can accept or decline booking requests, when the room can be scheduled, how long it can be reserved, etc.

Shared mailboxes

We've added the ability to convert user mailboxes into shared mailboxes, and shared mailboxes into user mailboxes. The operations can be performed from the Web Interface and Administration Console.

It is also possible to convert mailboxes automatically using Business Rules, Scheduled Tasks and Custom Commands. For example, you can add the Convert to shared mailbox action to the list of the offboarding procedures executed by the Deprovision command. It can be especially useful when a mailbox is hosted in Office 365 and you want to have it available after all the Office 365 licenses have been removed from the user.

To simplify the management of shared mailbox permissions, we have added the Mailbox Members section where you can view and modify the list of users who can access the shared mailbox.

Linked mailboxes

The new version fundamentally changes the way you work with linked mailboxes in Exchange. You no longer need to manage master user accounts and the mailboxes they are linked to separately. Now, if a user account has a linked mailbox, all the Exchange properties and operations are available for the user account, as if it had a regular mailbox.

Out-of-office replies

Changes applied to the Out-of-Office feature include three additional options available while configuring automatic replies for a user:

Cancel meetings organized by a user

Adaxes now allows you to cancel future meetings organized by a user in room, equipment and regular mailboxes. For example, when a user leaves the organization, you can remove all the meetings organized by the user as a part of the deprovisioning process.

Calendar permissions

We've also added the ability to set calendar permissions for users in Exchange and Office 365. It can be done both manually via user interface and automatically via Business Rules, Scheduled Tasks and Custom Commands. The latter option enables you to, for example, automatically grant the Delegate permission to the user's manager as a part of the deprovisioning process.

Mobile devices

Now, using Adaxes you can manage the mobile devices that are used to access Exchange mailboxes in your on-premises Exchange and in Office 365.

Mailbox auto-mapping

Now you can enable or disable the mailbox auto-mapping feature for users who have Full Access permissions to a mailbox.

Dialogs in Web Interface

We've redesigned the majority of dialogs in the Web Interface to make them more convenient to use. Now the dialogs occupy the entire height of the screen, which is especially handy when working with long forms and lists.

Members, Member Of and Child Objects

We have increased the default height of the Members, Member Of and Child Objects sections and added the ability to resize them. Also, now it is possible to group items and add columns to the sections.

Active Directory object creation

Using the Create an Active Directory object action you can now create AD objects from within Business Rules, Custom Commands and Scheduled Tasks.

And More

There are many more improvements that go with the 2019.1 update. To check them out and see more details about the features described above, visit the dedicated What's New page.

Update 1

Adaxes 2019.1 Update 1 comes with multiple fixes to known issues as well as various stability improvements. For more details see the What's New page for Update 1.

Update 2

Adaxes 2019.1 Update 2 comes with some fixes to known issues. For more details see the What's New page for Update 2.

Update 3

Adaxes 2019.1 Update 3 includes fixes to known issues, minor API additions and stability improvements. For more details see the What's New page for Update 3.

Update 4

In Adaxes 2019.1 Update 4 we have fixed the vulnerability that resulted from special characters not being escaped when value references are resolved. For example, the vulnerability made it possible to inject PowerShell scripts in custom command parameter input fields if value references were used to get the parameter values.

Update 5

Adaxes 2019.1 Update 5 extends the previous security update and addresses the same vulnerability. The previous fix can be bypassed, which was discovered recently. As a result, we've reinforced the fix by escaping all possible double quote characters ("„“”) when value references are resolved.

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