1.0 Release Notes

The Host Access for the Cloud version 2.6 released December 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 2.6 released with Management and Security Server version 12.7.

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:

  • Users of Host Access for the Cloud, Reflection Desktop, Reflection for the Web, 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 on the Assigned Sessions list. (Introduced in 2.5.1, improved in 2.6)

  • When using AS/400 File Transfer, column headers can now optionally be downloaded as part of the data. (2.6)

  • When connecting to a host, device names provided by users can now be saved without needing to be re-entered by the user on each connect. See the new option for Device name under connection settings. (2.6)

  • Added support for additional authentication modes when accessing the MSS Administrative Console. See MSS Release Notes. (2.5.2)

  • 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 Java-based Links List has been removed and replaced with the new HTML-based Assigned Sessions list. Please see the MSS Release Notes for more information.

  • 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.

  • NTLM - Customers using Single Sign-on through Windows to authenticate to Host Access Management and Security Server (MSS) are subject to the Netlogon Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability (CVE 2020-1472). See the MSS Release Notes for more information.

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:

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