These release notes contain important information about Vault® 23.1.
This release incorporates new features, enhancements, and resolved issues from all previous significant releases. If you're upgrading from an earlier version of Vault, check the release notes for any interim versions for details about additional improvements in this release over your current release.
Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) support
Currently, Vault allows usernames and passwords or SSO-based authentication to grant users access to the Vault application; however, most of our customers requested the implementation of an additional layer of protection to prevent the misuse of their credentials if user credentials were compromised. With MFA now supported, it will allow our users to add Google, Salesforce, or other comparable authenticator apps to provide an authentication code at login.
Unique Identifiers for Object
With this update, we've added the capability to assign a unique identification to each object, preventing the generation of duplicate records. The mapping between source and destination records was not previously available with Vault when records were available in a sandbox, making it impossible to uniquely identify the records in the destination.
Thanks to this capability, every entity in the Salesforce org can now have a unique identifier configured. You can now restore or replicate data without recreating duplicate records.
Enhanced schema representation in restore/replicate
With the most recent Vault 23.1 release, we improved the schema representation by showing one level of the child/parent objects at a time. The tree can now be expanded based on your selection rather than the entire tree, which speeds up the download of the schema data and improves the UI.
The significant improvements are:
- Shows the user one level of the child/parent objects at a time.
- Expand the tree based on user selection instead of expanding the entire tree.
- The schema is easily searchable, and objects are easily selectable.
Ability to search records in backup with partially matching values
We have now made it possible to search backups for records selectively using a term that partially matches them. Users can now search backup records with partially matching values instead of using the whole value as the search keyword.
Description field for backup and archive configurations
Users need to understand the details of the config created, and it is helpful for any new member to understand the configs setup and why they were created. As a result, we included the Description box on the Configuration page so that you may describe why you created the backup and archiving configurations. This description field can also be seen on the Config Summary screen.
- Improved pagination to reduce page load times across the modules.
- Minor performance, bug fixes, and security improvements can also be observed in the Vault portal.
21 March 2023
- Fixed an issue where users were trying to map case records which were eventually restored but not properly mapped.
- Fixed an issue where the users could not use the SSO feature to log in to their Vault account.
- Fixed an issue where users, while changing the password, the users were unable to see the
15 March 2023
- Fixed an issue where the restore operation was stuck for hours, and in the end, the status threw as failed.
- Fixed an issue where the replicate job failed with no error in the log.
- Fixed an issue where the replicate Job is not replicating
- Fixed an issue where the hierarchical and archival-child objects were not processed using EZ-restore and EZ-replicate.
- Fixed an issue for the EZ- Replicate, where the file upload count was incorrect.
08 March 2023
- Handling Salesforce session timeout in restore/replicate improved and performance improvement in the
Support for Serial Backups
With this release, we have added the flexibility to enable your backup configs to run in serial mode. This prevents overlap of backups triggered under the same config and helps reduce redundant data storage caused due to overlapping backups.
Access restriction through SSO for non-registered users
We’ve added the capability to Vault administrator to prevent the auto-creation of new users in Vault from SSO ID providers like OKTA and Microsoft Azure AD.
Notifications for Restore/Replicate operations
With this release, we have enhanced the capability of how the users get notified once an operation is performed inside Vault. You will now have a field to add multiple recipients who should receive notifications whenever the action is performed. The currently logged-in recipient will automatically be enabled to receive the notifications.
Release: 01 August 2021
nCino Template Sync: Now that Vault is linked to nCino, whenever the nCino team changes or releases a template, Vault's nCino features will be updated as well.
- AutoRABIT’s help desk access via Vault had certain issues that have been rectified. Now you can see all of your support tickets when you access the helpdesk via Vault.
- The combination of full and incremental metadata backups was not picking up all metadata for restore. This has now been rectified and is working as it should.
- Due to a certificate issue, SSO for Azure Blob storage was not working. This has been resolved. SSO now functions as intended.
Release: 06 June 2021
- Pre Restore/ Replicate Checklist: Now you can achieve improved governance for restore/ replicate jobs by following a set of guidelines to maximize the success rate.
- UI Improvement: With this release, you will see all the jobs on a single summary page. The In-Progress tab under Backup, Restore, Replicate, Archival, GDPR module has been deprecated.
- Vault now provides a capability to download backed-up metadata files for the on-premise offering
- Improved security: We have worked on strengthening security by adding an additional layer of security.
- Field level restores fix for On-Premise offering: The field level restore showed peculiar behavior for on-prem hosting this issue was identified and fixed. Now you can successfully restore at field level for the on-prem offering.
- Backup member count for Dashboard, Reports, and EmailTemplate: There was an issue identified on backup count mismatch for incremental backups for metadata (Dashboard, Reports, and EmailTemplate). This is issue has been fixed, now you can see the exact count of the metadata that got changed and picked up in an incremental backup.
Release: 26 April 2021
For our customers in regulated industries with extended needs to meet compliance and security auditing standards – Now Vault is fully available for on-premises or in-your-cloud deployment and use of on-premises storage (including SANs). These new deployment and storage options give you complete control of the environment where Vault is deployed, and your data sets are stored.
On-premises or “in-your-cloud” deployment
Now Vault can be deployed where you need it to be. You have the choice of our AutoRABIT hosted and managed SaaS deployment, within your premises or at a cloud location of your choice (Private or Public Cloud). Contact your sales representative if this is something your organization would like to pursue.
On-premises storage from your AutoRABIT hosted Vault
We now support on-premises as well as cloud storage. Host your backups and archives within your premises, at your DR sites, or within a cloud environment. And get all the control you need to meet the extended security, compliance, and risk reduction needs of regulated industries.
Continued updates to the UI
We’ve continued updates that we started in the UI with our March release. Again – there are no changes to where you’ll find content in the UI – just our updated look and feel with fonts, colors, buttons, and more.
Email notifications with job status in the subject line
Until now, when you received a Vault job status notification from us, you had to read the body of the email to find out what it would refer to. Now you’ll be able to quickly read the status line and select for immediate reading those that most need your attention.
Some button naming changes: Full Restore to EZ Restore – Full Replicate to EZ Replicate
- EZ Restore (formerly Full Restore) enables restoration from a backup of all content from a selected backup. No functionality changes.
- EZ Replicate (formerly Full Replicate) simplifies all the content from a backup set with just a few clicks. Again, no functionality changes.
Support for additional FinancialForce Metadata types
We’ve added support for some previously unsupported FinancialForce metadata types – (Layout, QuickAction, CustomObject, DuplicateRule).
Release: 25 March 2021
The first thing you’ll notice with this new release is our updated look and feel. You’ll find all your familiar tools and features available – but with updated fonts, colors and logos. We hope you’ll like it.
Elsewhere you’ll find new capabilities for using Google Cloud Platform (GCP) storage, enhanced support for Azure retention policies, and restore/replication functionality for non-required parents.
Google Cloud Platform (GCP) storage support for Vault
You can now use GCP storage for backups. Options available are to use either AutoRABIT’s hosted storage on GCP or your own GCP storage environment.
Here’s a quick look at the updated UI and branding changes you’ll see in the product. Again – there are no changes to where you’ll find content in the UI (except for the new features below) – just our updated look and feel:
- Login/ Logout screens
- Application fonts
- Application colors
Restore/Replicate parents with relationship lookups
We’ve now added the capability to restore or replicate any non-required parents. To do this, select them from the schema before running a restore/replicate job.
Retention policy enhancements for Azure
With our January release, we added the capability to configure the Azure Blob Retention Policy for Azure-hosted backups from within the Vault UI to meet your retention requirements.
We’ve now enhanced this feature with the capability to define retention periods in previously existing Azure Blob-hosted backups or archives to start using retention periods. Keep in mind that once you’ve applied a retention policy, your backups will no longer be available after the retention period has expired.