Host Access for the Cloud version 2.6.2 released June 2021. 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
The End User License Agreement (EULA) is available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, and German in the
<install location>\licenses directory.
All releases are cumulative and contain the features introduced in earlier releases. For previous versions, see HACloud Documentation.
Features and fixes include
Security updates and multiple bug fixes. (2.6.2)
TLS 1.3 is now supported and enabled on core components in both HACloud and MSS. Clients that do not yet support TLS 1.3 will fall back to earlier TLS versions. (2.6.1)
The ability to Cut text, similar to Copy and Paste, has been added to the HACloud Web Client. (2.6.1)
Support is now available for Plus AutoTab and TabOrder. These features provide greater control over cursor tabbing behavior on Plus decorated screens. (2.6.1)
A wait.forHostSettle method has been added to the Web Client macro API to aid in macro creation when the contents of the screen are unknown. (2.6.1)
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)
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)
Changes in Behavior
- As a result of updated encryption libraries, customers who use headless server-based installations may experience system delays if system entropy is too low. Insufficient entropy may lead to the installation process hanging or degraded server performance. Some platforms already install and enable an entropy service by default, and the issue will not be noticed. If needed, a hardware or software solution can remedy the issue. See the Knowledge Base article, Ensuring Sufficient Entropy to Avoid System Delays.
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.
The installed product help for version 2.6.2 is available only in English. Translated documentation is available online for version 2.6. Translated product help will be available in the near future.
Unresolved issues from previous releases are listed in Technical References.
Contacting Micro Focus
For specific product issues, contact Micro Focus Support.
Additional technical information or advice is available from several sources:
Product documentation, Knowledge Base articles and videos - see Support for Host Access for the Cloud.
The Micro Focus Community pages – see Micro Focus Communities.
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