20.5.0 ‘Aurora’ released

Changes compared to 20.2.2

– Feature: Support TOTP 2FA for customer accounts

PLEASE NOTE: this is a limited-security feature only, protecting only (A) registering new devices; (B) opening the desktop app; and (C) logging in to the Comet Server web interface as an end user. Because backup jobs need to run unattended without 2FA prompting, this feature does not provide full 2FA protection in all cases.

– Feature: Support remote browsing a customer’s PC when selecting files for backup

– Feature: Support remote browsing a customer’s PC when selecting a restore path in the Comet Server web interface

PLEASE NOTE: For privacy reasons, these features may be disabled by the customer using the “Allow administrator to view file names” option.

– Feature: Support an end user changing their own password, language, account-name, TOTP when logged in to the Comet Server web interface

– Feature: Support an admin changing customer’s password without recovery code, if they otherwise know the customer’s password

– Feature: Option to automatically request new buckets on Wasabi Cloud Storage

– Feature: Option to require user account to change password on next login

– Feature: Option to generate a random password when creating a new user account in the Comet Server web interface

– Feature: Option to redirect live-connected user to log in to a different Comet Server Auth Role URL

– Feature: Option to set the Comet Server internal database integrity check level

– Feature: Policy option to enforce that password entry is required into the Comet Backup desktop app

– Feature: Add a new policy to hide all cloud storage branding from client-side interfaces

– Feature: Add a live-connection action to remotely uninstall Comet Backup software

– Feature: Add a new Command-line option to remove saved credentials when using the Comet Backup silent uninstaller

– Feature: Offer to remotely uninstall the Comet Backup software when deleting an account or revoking a device from the Comet Server web interface

– Feature: Prompt for one valid TOTP code before enforcing it for future logins in the Comet Server web interface

– Feature: Support case-insensitive operators when performing a custom job search

– Enhancement: Add Protected Item type icons in the Restore dialog in the Comet Backup desktop app

– Enhancement: Prompt to confirm password, when creating new a user account or when resetting an existing password in the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Add visibility toggle to some password fields in the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Support Back/Next buttons when editing a Protected Item in the Comet Server web interface, to improve consistency with adding new Protected Items in the Comet Backup desktop app

– Enhancement: Show progress bar when stepping through the Restore wizard in the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Use native colour picker widget when selecting colours in the setup wizard Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Allow end-users to access the ‘Delete snapshot’ functionality when logged in to the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Add immediate feedback when performing some kinds of logically-impossible job searches in the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Merge the two Language settings when logged in to the Comet Server web interface as an end user

– Enhancement: Automatically switch to customer’s profile language when logged in to the Comet Server web interface as an end user

– Enhancement: Show icons for Protected Item type and Device operating system on the Recent Activity page in the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Show “0.0.0.0” (all IPv4 interfaces) as dropdown option in the Network page in the Setup Wizard in the Comet Server web interface

– Enhancement: Add branded description for Windows services

– Enhancement: Display B2 API transaction class counts used by Storage Role on the About This Server page

– Enhancement: Minor reduction in memory usage for the Comet Backup desktop app

– Enhancement: Minor reduction in memory usage when processing large directories

– Enhancement: Minor performance improvement for some Comet Server Auth Role and Storage Role management operations

Changes compared to 20.3.8

– Enhancement: Support entering plain restore path when remotely restoring data via the Comet Server web interface even when remote-browse functionality is available