1.0 Release Notes

The Host Access for the Cloud version 2.5.2 released October 2020. These release notes list the features and known issues in this release and information on how to obtain the product. Host Access for the Cloud provides terminal emulation for 3270, 5250, VT, ALC, UTS, and T27 host types, while requiring only an HTML 5-capable browser.

Management and Security Server

Host Access for the Cloud 2.5.2 released with Management and Security Server version 12.6 SP1 Update 2.

NOTE:The End User License Agreement (EULA) is available in English, Spanish, French, Italian and German in the <install location>\licenses directory.

1.1 What’s New

All releases are cumulative and this release of Host Access for the Cloud contains everything released in all prior versions of Host Access for the Cloud and Reflection ZFE.

Features and fixes include:

  • This version of Host Access for the Cloud benefits from improvements made to Management and Security Server 12.6 SP1 Update 2. (2.5.2)

    See MSS Release Notes for more information.

    Improvements include:

    • Improvements to the Assigned Sessions list.

    • Support for additional authentication modes when accessing the MSS Administrative Console.

  • Users of Host Access for the Cloud, Reflection Desktop, and InfoConnect Desktop can now launch all their sessions from a new consolidated HTML-based portal (No Java required). See MSS Release Notes for more information. (2.5.1)

  • With this release, Host Access for the Cloud now contains updated styling. (2.5)

  • Printing capabilities have been added for both UTS and AS/400 host types. See Printing for information. (2.5)

  • AS/400 file transfer has been added to this release. You can now transfer data between your computer and an iSeries 5250 host. See the Transfer Files documentation. (2.5)

  • The ability to Restore Defaults is now available to administrators and end users. This option makes it easier to return settings and display options to their original state. See Set User Preferences. (2.5)

  • Multiple bug fixes and security updates.

1.2 Changes in Behavior and Usage

These changes may affect your existing installation of Host Access for the Cloud.

  • The SAML callback URL format has been adjusted to improve compatibility with SAML providers going forward. See MSS Release Notes for more information. (2.5.2)

  • As of Chrome version 80, accessing HACloud using the JavaScript SDK is now limited to HTTPS. This is due to new security constraints related to third party cookies (Samesite) put in place by the Chrome browser team. Also as a result, using Chrome version 80 or greater no longer works for accessing HACloud using the JavaScript Connector before version 2.4.3 (via HTTPS or HTTP).

1.3 Known Issues

Micro Focus Technical Support is always available to help you with any issues you may encounter in Host Access for the Cloud.

  • After a session is launched from the Assigned Sessions list, to successfully logout, the user must log out of both the HACloud web client and the Assigned Sessions list. If a user just logs out of one or the other, the user's session will only be partially logged out and the session will remain in that state until an inactivity timeout is triggered and the user is completely logged out by the system.

Unresolved issues from previous releases are listed in Technical References under Known Issues.

1.4 Contacting Micro Focus

For specific product issues, contact Micro Focus Support.

Additional technical information or advice is available from several sources:

1.5 Legal Notice

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