ER 4.6 enhancements include:
Multi-Level Adjustment Approval Rules
The existing Adjustment Approval Rules have expanded functionality to allow the administrator to configure multiple levels of adjustment or entry approvals.
Each level of approval may be associated with an optional assignment, which routes the adjustment to a specific user or queue.
By default, an approval rule has a single level of approval. To add an approval level, open the rule for editing and select the new Approval Level stack tab. On the Approval Level tab, click Add to add an approval level. Select the approval level and click Edit.
On the Assign Owner pop up, click the user picker icon to the right of the Assign To field. The list of Users displays by default.
If desired, select Queue in the Type drop-down list. In the list, locate and select the user or queue. Click Select. Click OK to close the Assign Owner pop up.
You can re-arrange approval levels by selecting one and clicking Move Up or Move Down. Selecting an existing level and clicking Remove deletes the level.
Add additional approval levels if needed. When the rule is complete, click OK to close the Adjustment Approval Rule editor and save the adjustment definition.
Default Proxy Configuration
In environments which use a proxy for login to the rich client, administrators can now configure the default proxy connection information, including hostname and port.
To use this feature, the RICH_CLIENT_USE_PROXY parameter must be set to true (it is false by default) and the hostname and port parameters must be configured prior to deployment.
Log in Optimizations
Optimizations in the login code were undertaken to make the total login time faster for end users. Based on testing results, users may expect logins that are roughly 30% faster than past versions of Infogix ER.
NOTE: The total time it takes to log in is highly variable, and dependent upon numerous factors, including environment specifications, network configuration, and the number of rules. It is expected that the first login for a user will be slightly longer than subsequent logins due to the amount of data that must be downloaded. Administrative users will generally see the same login performance.
Confirmation Prompt on Close
Configuration of a new parameter allows the administrator to enable a confirmation prompt to users when they attempt to close items. The prompt is disabled (false) by default and may be enabled prior to deployment by setting the CONFIRM_MANUAL_RECON_ITEM_CLOSE parameter to true.
Users can now duplicate items via the Duplicate button on the Recon Entity detail screen. This button’s functionality is equivalent to the Duplicate button on the Item search screen.
Adjustment Entry Upload File
In this release of Infogix ER, new functionality has been added to allow the upload of adjustment entries via an ANSI or UTF-8 encoded comma-separated values (CSV) file.
If enabled, an adjustment file upload is initiated on the adjustment panel by clicking the Upload button. The Upload button must be enabled by the administrator prior to deployment.
The Platform now uses the OWASP Encoder to defend against Cross-Site Scripting attacks.
User input is encoded with the OWASP Encoder to prevent the execution of a malicious script.
Embedded Directory: User Access Reports
For embedded directory deployments only, an administrator or a super user can generate a report that shows a list of users that can access the product. The report includes user attributes such as name, email/pager information, Roles, last login, and last password changed information.
Embedded Directory: Audit Logging
For embedded directory deployments only, failed login attempts are now logged in the audit logs. The log message includes timestamp, name of the affected data and system component, and the identity of the user affecting the modification.
Embedded Directory: Password Security and Complexity
Password and Account lockout policies determine the strength of the passwords and control when the accounts are locked out of Infogix products.
Embedded directory users can now configure their site-specific Password Complexity, Maximum password age, Enforce password history, Force password change after first use, and Account lockout policies.
Please see Embedded Directory Properties section in the Infogix Properties Guide for more information.
Event Subscription Management
Infogix products use event subscriptions for internal and cross product communication. The Event Subscription management functionality adds the ability to correct an incorrect remote event configuration. Common errors include an incorrect remote host or port number that prevents the delivery of remote events. For example, an incorrect listener property can prevent Infogix Insight and Infogix Perceive from receiving Infogix Assure events.
Users can now view and update the connection properties when the hostnames are changed, or when the product is deployed on a new host.
Warning: Any changes to event subscription details can result in undesirable product functionality and loss of data. Do not make any changes unless advised by Infogix Customer Support.