conpal LAN Crypt 4.1.1 Administration release notes

 

conpal LAN Crypt 4.1.1 is a maintenance release, there are no new features included.
Please refer to the conpal LAN Crypt 4.1.0 part of the release notes.

 

Please note the LAN Crypt 4.1.1 Client release notes.


Older release notes for LAN Crypt 4.00.x remain valid, if not stated otherwise.

 

Requirements

The below listed platforms are officially supported. Other Service Pack levels might work as well but have not run through a QA cycle and won´t be analysed in case of occurring issues.

Platforms supported

32-bit

64-bit

Pro/Enterprise Versions of Windows 10 1809 (LTSC), 20H2, 21H1, 21H2, Windows 11

No

Yes

Windows Server 2019

No

Yes

Windows Server 2022

No

Yes

 

If a LAN Crypt Client (LCC) shall be used in combination with LAN Crypt Admin (LCA), it requires a LAN Crypt Client of the same version. Otherwise, when deinstalling the LCC, the LCA does not work anymore. It is required, to use a client of the same version (LC-1546).

 

Bugfixes in conpal LAN Crypt Administration, Release 4.1.1

 

 

Manuals, documentation and support

At https://support.conpal.de registered customers with active maintenance contracts get access to downloads,documentation and knowledge items.

 

The administration contains an extensive context sensitive help. This information will be available in form of a pdf manual a couple of days after release for download.

 

Download the admin product documentation at

https://docs.lancrypt.com/de/admin/lc_411_ahdeu.pdf in German language, at

https://docs.lancrypt.com/en/admin/lc_411_aheng.pdf in English language and at

https://docs.lancrypt.com/fr/admin/lc_411_ahfra.pdf in French language. Please note, the French manual will be published delayed, for the time being use the English manual

Updates for the context-sensitive help are made available via our support portal if necessary.

 

 

 

conpal LAN Crypt 4.1.0 Administration release notes

conpal LAN Crypt 4.1.0 comes with support for new operating systems new functionality, improved security functionality and new features

e.g.

·          Richer support for SGN/SafeGuard Fileshare customers

·          Portable file encryption

·          Minifilter with caching capabilities for SMB network shares

·          New .NET Administration API

·          Client API login with user context

·          LAN Crypt-Service functionality

·          Manipulation protection for processes

·          Multi factor Authentication based on 3rd party technology

·          Interoperation with Azure technologies (like Azure SQL)

·          Oracle 19 Support

The Legacyfilter has been abandoned, but is still supported with the 4.00.x version of the product.

If not stated otherwise the older release notes for LAN Crypt 4.00.3, 4.00.2, 4.00.1 and 4.00 remain valid.

Please note the LAN Crypt 4.1.0 Client release notes.

Requirements

The below listed platforms are officially supported. Other Service Pack levels might work as well but have not run through a QA cycle and won´t be analysed in case of occurring issues.

Platforms supported

32-bit

64-bit

Pro/Enterprise Versions of Windows 10 1809 (LTSC), 1909 (19H2), 20H2, 21H1, 21H2, Windows 11

No

Yes

Windows Server 2016

No

Yes

Windows Server 2019

No

Yes

Windows Server 2022

No

Yes

 

If a LAN Crypt Client (LCC) shall be used in combination with LAN Crypt Admin (LCA), it requires a LAN Crypt Client of the same version. Otherwise, when deinstalling the LCC, the LCA does not work anymore. It is required, to use a client of the same version (LC-1546).

New in conpal LAN Crypt Administration release 4.1.0

Changes in 4.1.0

 

 

Bugfixes in 4.1.0

 

New known issues

 

 

.NET API (LC-2437)

§  If you do not perform a product installation when using the .Net Admin API on the server and distribute the DLLs yourself, the registry entry for the installation directory must be set accordingly by you, otherwise dependent DLLs will not be found at runtime.

Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\conpal\LAN Crypt\Admin\Setup

Value: InstallDir, Type REG_SZ

Example: c:\Program Files (x86)\conpal\LAN Crypt\Administration

 

Manuals, documentation and support

At https://support.conpal.de registered customers with active maintenance contracts get access to downloads,documentation and knowledge items.

 

The administration contains an extensive context sensitive help. This information will be available in form of a pdf manual a couple of days after release for download.

 

Download the admin product documentation at

https://docs.lancrypt.com/de/admin/lc_410_ahdeu.pdf in German language, at

https://docs.lancrypt.com/en/admin/lc_410_aheng.pdf in English language and at

https://docs.lancrypt.com/fr/admin/lc_410_ahfra.pdf in French language. Please note, the French manual will be published delayed, for the time being use the English manual

Updates for the context-sensitive help are made available via our support portal if necessary.

 

 

conpal LAN Crypt 4.00.3 Administration release notes

conpal LAN Crypt 4.00.3 Admin comes with support for new operating systems and for SGN/SafeGuard Fileshare. If not stated otherwise the older release notes for LAN Crypt 4.00.2, 4.00.1 and 4.00 remain valid.

Please note the LAN Crypt 4.00.3 Client release notes.

Requirements

The below listed platforms are officially supported. Other Service Pack levels might work as well but have not run through a QA cycle and won´t be analysed in case of occurring issues.

Platforms supported

32-bit

64-bit

Windows 10 1909 (19H2), 2004 (20H1) Pro/Enterprise, 20H2 Pro/Enterprise, 21H2 pro/Enterprise, Windows 11 Pro/Enterprise

No

Yes

Windows Server 2012

No

Yes

Windows Server 2012 R2

No

Yes

Windows Server 2016

No

Yes

Windows Server 2019

No

Yes

New in conpal LAN Crypt Client release 4.00.3

Changes in 4.00.3

Manuals, documentation and support

At https://support.conpal.de registered customers with active maintenance contracts get access to downloads,documentation and knowledge items.

 

The administration contains an extensive context sensitive help. This information will be available in form of a pdf manual a couple of days after release for download.

 

Download the admin product documentation at

https://docs.lancrypt.com/de/admin/lc_401_ahdeu.pdf in German language, at

https://docs.lancrypt.com/en/admin/lc_401_aheng.pdf in English language and at

https://docs.lancrypt.com/fr/admin/lc_401_ahfra.pdf in French language.

Updates for the context-sensitive help are made available via our support portal if necessary.

 

 

 

 

conpal LAN Crypt 4.00.2 Administration release notes

conpal LAN Crypt 4.00.2 is in focus a maintenance release. If stated otherwise the release notes for LAN Crypt 4.00.1 remain valid.

Please note the LAN Crypt 4.00.2 Client release notes.

Requirements

The below listed platforms are officially supported. Other Service Pack levels might work as well but have not run through a QA cycle and won´t be analysed in case of occurring issues.

Platforms supported

32-bit

64-bit

Windows 10 1909 (19H2), 2004 (20H1) Pro/Enterprise, 20H2 Pro/Enterprise

No

Yes

Windows Server 2012

No

Yes

Windows Server 2012 R2

No

Yes

Windows Server 2016

No

Yes

Windows Server 2019

No

Yes

 

Bugfixes in 4.00.2

Manuals, documentation and support

At https://support.conpal.de registered customers with active maintenance contracts get access to downloads,documentation and knowledge items.

 

The administration contains an extensive context sensitive help. This information will be available in form of a pdf manual a couple of days after release for download.

 

Download the admin product documentation at

https://docs.lancrypt.com/de/admin/lc_401_ahdeu.pdf in German language, at

https://docs.lancrypt.com/en/admin/lc_401_aheng.pdf in English language and at

https://docs.lancrypt.com/fr/admin/lc_401_ahfra.pdf in French language.

Updates for the context-sensitive help are made available via our support portal if necessary.

 

 

 

 

conpal LAN Crypt 4.00.1 Administration release notes

conpal LAN Crypt 4.00.1 is in focus a maintenance release and brings support for W10 20H2. If not referenced in the sections New in conpal LAN Crypt Admin release 4.00.1, changes in 4.00.1, Bugfixes in 4.00.1 the release notes for LAN Crypt 4.00 remain valid.

Please note the LAN Crypt 4.00.1 Client release notes.

Requirements

The below listed platforms are officially supported. Other Service Pack levels might work as well but have not run through a QA cycle and won´t be analysed in case of occurring issues.

Platforms supported

32-bit

64-bit

Windows 10 1803 (RS4), 1809 (RS5), 1903 (19H1), 1909 (19H2), 2004 (20H1) Pro/Enterprise, 20H2 Pro/Enterprise

No

Yes

Windows Server 2012

No

Yes

Windows Server 2012 R2

No

Yes

Windows Server 2016

No

Yes

Windows Server 2019

No

Yes

 

New in conpal LAN Crypt Admin release 4.00.1

 

Changes in 4.00.1

·         Now the MiniFilter can handle the setting of the tab „Client-API“. No separate script necessary anymore. (LC-690) (LC-1216)

 

Bugfixes in 4.00.1

 

Manuals, documentation and support

At https://support.conpal.de registered customers with active maintenance contracts get access to downloads,documentation and knowledge items.

 

The administration contains an extensive context sensitive help. This information will be available in form of a pdf manual a couple of days after release for download.

 

Download the admin product documentation at

https://docs.lancrypt.com/de/admin/lc_401_ahdeu.pdf in German language, at

https://docs.lancrypt.com/en/admin/lc_401_aheng.pdf in English language and at

https://docs.lancrypt.com/fr/admin/lc_401_ahfra.pdf in French language.

Updates for the context-sensitive help are made available via our support portal if necessary.

 

 

 

 

conpal LAN Crypt 4.00.0 Administration release notes

Please note the LAN Crypt 4.00.0 Client release notes.

conpal LAN Crypt is the successor of SafeGuard LAN Crypt.

conpal LAN Crypt 3.97 Administration was the initial release of conpal for the Administration. It contained fixes and hotfixes of the previous SafeGuard LAN Crypt 3.90 Administration, but almost no functional enhancements. In sense of operating systems and databases additional versions were supported and support for some operating systems and databases have been dropped.

conpal LAN Crypt 4.00 Administration is a significant rework of the Administration, focused on improvements in operational speed and laying the ground for a complete replacement of the API functionality by a faster and more modern approach. It is reworked bottom up, including the cryptographic base.
Some new functions, like SHA2 support for LAN Crypt generated certificates, have been added.
Novell and Windows 7 support has been dropped, Oracle support for more current databases has been added. Current operating systems are supported.
In addition new client capabilities can be managed.

Please note that we have invested considerable effort in the continuity of the product. A migration of 3.9x databases requires minimal effort.
Mixed environments of older and current clients are supported (please refer to section operation).

 

Manuals, documentation and support

At https://support.conpal.de registered customers with active maintenance contracts get access to downloads,documentation and knowledge items.

 

The administration contains an extensive context sensitive help. This information will be available in form of a pdf manual a couple of days after release for download.

 

Download the admin product documentation at

https://docs.lancrypt.com/de/admin/lc_400_ahdeu.pdf in German language, at

https://docs.lancrypt.com/en/admin/lc_400_aheng.pdf in English language and at

https://docs.lancrypt.com/fr/admin/lc_400_ahfra.pdf in French language.

Updates for the context-sensitive help are made available via our support portal if necessary.

Requirements

The below listed platforms are officially supported. Other Service Pack levels might work as well but have not run through a QA cycle and won´t be analysed in case of occurring issues.

Platforms supported

32-bit

64-bit

Windows 10 Build 1803, 1809, 1903, 1909, 2004 Pro/Enterprise 

No

Yes

Windows Server 2012

No

Yes

Windows Server 2012 R2

No

Yes

Windows Server 2016

No

Yes

Windows Server 2019

No

Yes

Database

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP4
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 SP2
Microsoft SQL Server 2017
Microsoft SQL Server 2019
Azure SQL has been verified to be functional with LAN Crypt administration 3.97 and 4.0 LAN Crypt 4.0 provides the ability to logon using the active directory interactive authentication. LAN Crypt 3.97 does not support this type of authentication.
Oracle 12 and Oracle 19 are supported, whereas SQL Server remains LAN Crypt’s preferred database.

A LAN Crypt database created under LAN Crypt 3.90 or 3.97 must be updated in advance using "CreateTables.exe %ODBCName% m u" for use under LAN Crypt 4.00 Administration. The createtables tool provides a help message for specifics regarding e.g. Oracle.

Upgrade

For an upgrade-installation you can find additional information in the user manual.
An upgrade installation of the administration is supported from conpal LAN Crypt 3.97 (recommended) and SafeGuard LAN Crypt 3.90.
Migration of older versions is not supported, but technically possible, we recommend to make use of Professional services in such cases.

New in conpal LAN Crypt Administration release 4.00.0

Operation of LAN Crypt 4.00 administrative environments

A mixed operation of LAN Crypt v4 Admin and LAN Crypt v3.x Admin is not supported.

It is possible to run a v3.97 Admin with v4 Clients and v3 Clients.

It is possible to run a v4.00 Admin with v4 Clients and v3 Clients.

XML is the only supported policy file format of v4.00 Admin and v4.00 Clients.

New profile files are created by v4.00, with sections for v3 and v4 Clients.

The new encryption rules for Removables, Opticals etc are transported in the new section.

Once new rules have been created with v4.00, it is no longer possible to create profiles with a v3 Admin. Doing so would potentially have negative effects on the client.

 

Changes

At central points, the memory handling was improved and optimized. These optimizations were clearly measurable, but only lead to small improvements in relation to database accesses.

For continuity reasons (e.g. backup) such algorithms are not prohibited.

For the selection of XOR this is reinforced, and the SO must also have the right to define GUIDs for new keys to be able to select this algorithm.

Long path names are now default for client API configuration. For convenience reasons short names are internally completed by searching some  protected paths, when program names are configured without path information. The client will search in the following directories:

 

LAN Crypt Install Dir\Shared\ (non-recursive)

CSIDL_SYSTEM (typical C:\Windows\System32, non-recursive)

CSIDL_WINDOWS (typical C:\Windows, non-recursive)

CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILES (typical C:\Program Files, recursive)

 

If an EXE file with the specified name is found, the full path will be internally added.

Other pathes are now untrusted for short file names. (LC-690)

 

 

 

Bugfixes

 

Known issues

In Windows Server 2012 R2, SO logon with certificate on smart card is not possible. According to our tests, this is the only supported operating system with this limitation.