NetIQ SocialAccess 2.3.1 P6 Release Notes

April 2017

This patch update resolves specific previous issues. This document outlines why you should install this patch update.

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 SocialAccess forum on NetIQ Communities, our online community that also includes product information, blogs, and links to helpful resources.

1.0 What’s New?

The following sections outline the key features and functions provided by this version, as well as issues resolved in this release.

1.1 Operating System Security Updates

This patch update for SocialAccess includes various operating system security updates.

1.2 OpenSSL Update

This patch update includes the OpenSSL 1.0.2k update. For more information, see the OpenSSL 1.0.2 Series Release Notes.

1.3 Cipher Suites Updated to Support Microsoft Fat Clients

In this patch update, the cipher suites in SocialAccess have been updated to support Microsoft fat clients. (Bug 1032559)

2.0 System Requirements

This patch update requires an existing installation of one of the following versions of SocialAccess:

  • 2.3 Service Pack 1 (2.3.1-7)

  • 2.3.1 Patch Update 5 (2.3.1-26)

For detailed information on hardware requirements and supported operating systems and browsers, see Installing SocialAccess in the NetIQ SocialAccess Installation and Configuration Guide.

3.0 Updating the Appliance

You can update a SocialAccess appliance with this patch update only through the update channel. For more information about updating the appliance, see Updating the Appliance in the NetIQ SocialAccess Installation and Configuration Guide.

4.0 Verifying the Update

Perform the following steps to verify that the update was successful.

To check the installed version:

  1. Access the administration console at https://dns_of_appliance/appliance/index.html, then log in with the appliance administrator credentials.

  2. Click the appliance, then click About. Verify that the version listed in the window is 2.3.1-28.

5.0 Known Issue

Issue: The connector for NetIQ Access Manager that is available in SocialAccess 2.3 and 2.2 works only with Access Manager (Bug 981987)

Workaround: The functionality provided with the connector is now included in Access Manager 4.2 or later. We recommend using the newer version of Access Manager to get this functionality. If you want to use the existing connector for Access Manager in SocialAccess 2.3 or 2.2, you must have Access Manager installed.

6.0 Contact Information

Our goal is to provide documentation that meets your needs. If you have suggestions for improvements, please email We value your input and look forward to hearing from you.

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