What’s New in GoldMine 2018.2 and 2019.1
What’s New in GoldMine 2018.2
Uses https by default
For new installations GoldMine Connect will be installed to use port 443 by default
The https implementation needs a certificate installed on the web server
If you don’t have a certificate from an external trusted authority, then you need to create a self-signed certificate
For existing installations there will be a redirect from http to https
Please note that in the case of existing installations, we use URL Rewriter to perform the redirect. If URL Rewriter is not installed previously, then the GoldMine Connect installer will do the installation
In case of upgrade if there is no certificate installed on the web server, the admin needs to configure one (either from a CA or a self-signed one) prior to the installation
Email Merge Code for primary and additional contact
Added E-mail Merge Code in Contact Record > Details section > Email address
Added E-mail Merge Code in Contact Record > Additional Contacts section
GoldMine Link for Microsoft Outlook
Upgrade of Redemption library
The Redemption library was updated to version 5.16
GoldMine Premium Edition
The Chilkat library was updated to version 18.104.22.168. The following known issues in GoldMine were fixed by this library upgrade:
The boundary string appended to the end of Gmail emails won’t be added anymore
Emails with the charset charset iso-2022-jp will be properly parsed
Some spaces that were being added to the subject of emails will be fixed/removed (at least for HTML emails)
Open SSL upgrade
Open SSL library was upgraded to version 1.0.2n which is their latest LTS version
This version uses TLS 1.2 by default
TLS 1.2 support for database communication
In 2018.2 version we added support for TLS 1.2, the most used cryptographic protocol.
Encrypted database connection
GoldMine uses protocol encryption and validate database server certificate by default to adhere to the “Secure by default” security principle and “Privacy by default” principle
A new step “Database Encryption” was added to the installer, where the user is asked if he wants to validate that the database server certificate is a trusted one. The default option is Yes.
If a certificate was configured on the database server and that certificate is trusted, then the user should leave the default selection and press the Next button
If on the database server there is no trusted certificate configurated, then the user must choose No in this step, otherwise GoldMine will not be able to connect to the database
User password complexity
As a part of security enhancements, a password complexity is in place. All defined passwords need to respect the following rules:
Contains 1 uppercase
Contains 1 lowercase
Contains 1 digit
Contains 1 special character
The password has a length of 8 characters or the length setup by the administrator in system settings.
The password complexity is enforced by default for newly created users
For existing users, password complexity will not be enforced by default. However, once they decide to change their current password, the newly set password will need to respect the password complexity.
“Removal” of master user account for new installations
For all fresh installations of GoldMine, the default user named “master” will not be created by default. However, a new step was added at the end of the installation process in which the end user will be required to create a master user which will have full administrative access to the application.
For existing installations there will be no changes to the existent user named Master, however we advise that the default password be changed or to create a new user with full administrative rights and disable the default one, to strengthen the security of your application.
Addition of a read-only account for SQL Query and Filters
The SQL Query Editor functionality requires now to be enabled from System Settings and a read-only user to be set
For Filters functionality to work, the SQL Query Editor functionality needs to be enabled and the read-only database user defined.
A new tab named “SQL Query” was added to System Settings (Tools->Configure->System Settings) from where you can enable the SQL Queries functionality
Once you enable the functionality you need to set a read-only database user and password for the SQL Query functionality to work
The read-only database user will be created as a part of the installation/upgrade process, but it needs to be manually set in the System Settings
Versioning of installation files
All .exe and .dll files created by the GoldMine application during installation will be versioned
The version on the files should be the same version you will find in About GoldMine screen
All .exe and .dll files created by the GoldMine are signed, using SHA256 digest signature.
SQL Native Client usage as DB connector
SQL Native Client 11 is used as a DB Connecter starting with GoldMine 2018.2
If SQL Native Client is not previously installed on the machine, the installation will be done by the GoldMine installer
GoldMine 2019.1 – New Release – Released Fall 2019
Key New Features in GoldMine Premium Edition
Updated compatibility with Microsoft Windows Server, Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Office – Including Microsoft
Windows Server 2019, Microsoft SQL Server 2019 and Microsoft Office 2019
Includes latest updates to Outlook Link
Webimport now uses a secure HTTPS connection