Advanced Authentication 6.3 Service Pack 5 Patch 2 includes enhancements, improves usability, and resolves several previous issues.
Many of these improvements were made in direct response to suggestions from our customers. We thank you for your time and valuable input. We hope you continue to help us ensure that our products meet all your needs. You can post feedback in the Advanced Authentication forum on NetIQ Communities, our online community that also includes product information, blogs, and links to helpful resources. You can also post or vote for the ideas of enhancement requests in the Ideas forum.
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Advanced Authentication 6.3 Service Pack 5 Patch 2 includes the following:
This release resolved several security vulnerabilities, and we strongly recommend upgrading.
Micro Focus would like to offer special thanks and appreciation to Frank Spierings of Warpnet B.V. for following responsible disclosure practices and responsibly disclosing this vulnerability to us. (CVE-2021-22509)
This release includes the following software fix:
After upgrading to Advanced Authentication 6.3 Service Pack 5 Patch 1, thefield of the policy changed into a drop-down list. The previous value of resets to the top value specified in the policy and the administrator is unable to edit the value. Due to this, the existing OAuth and SAML 2.0 integrations might fail.
The recommended upgrade sequence is the upgrade of Advanced Authentication servers, followed by plug-ins and Client components. Any change in the upgrade sequence is not supported. You can upgrade to Advanced Authentication 6.3 Service Pack 5 Patch 2 from one of the following versions of Advanced Authentication:
For more information about upgrading from Advanced Authentication 6.2, see Advanced Authentication- Server Installation and Upgrade guide.
NOTE:From Advanced Authentication 6.3 Service Pack 5 Patch 1 and later versions, the Custom Branding settings of Web Authentication events have been relocated from the Web Authentication policy to the Custom Branding policy.
For more information, see Customizing the Login Page of Web Authentication Events in the Advanced Authentication - Administration guide.
The PPC64 version of Linux PAM Client will not be supported.
The options,and will be removed from the method settings.
The user credentials prompt for HTTPS proxy will be removed during login and the credentials will be made available in the config file.
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