Connectware releases 1.4.0 and 1.3.2 – Security enhanced
In our continued commitment to ensuring robust security, we’re introducing multi-factor authentication (MFA) with Connectware release 1.4.0 to enhance your protection. And while we were at it, we’ve also improved our Protocol Mapper.
Including the features and bug fixes of the previous Connectware 1.3.2 release, Connectware 1.4.0 now offers the following enhancements.
New and enhanced features
- Multi-factor authentication
Multi-factor authentication adds an extra layer of security by requiring a second factor, in addition to the regular password, to authenticate the identity of each Connectware user.For users, it is super easy to enable MFA when logging in to Connectware, offering greater control over everyone’s account security. All common authenticator apps are supported. For example, Google Authenticator, Microsoft Authenticator, Authy and others. In case a user does not have access to their authentication device, individual backup codes ensure that no valid user is ever locked out of Connectware.Admins have the flexibility to control the MFA settings for each client individually. As an admin, you can disable MFA for a specific user if needed, tailoring the security level to your organization’s requirements. Learn more on how to use MFA.
- Protocol Mapper
The HTTP server, embedded in our Protocol Mapper, now also supports reading data using HTTP GET requests. HTTP is a widely adopted and standardized protocol, making it easier for various devices and systems to communicate with each other. For Connectware users, this greatly simplifies data consumption for MES & ERP systems or similar applications. We have also significantly improved the overall resource consumption of the Protocol Mapper to improve its performance. Additionally, our Fanuc Focas protocol integration now supports AddressType E for even heavier lifting.
- MQTT shared subscriptions
MQTT shared subscriptions can now handle rule engine context variables. Additionally, we have improved the error messages to give more insights.
- Change passwords
Users can now change their passwords via the Settings page.