Hey Guys,Here are the notes from our latest release. It's a big one!
The VSA 18.104.22.168 release includes new features, enhancements, and bug fixes. See the topics below for details.
IMPORTANT! This release requires agent version 22.214.171.124. Be sure to update your Windows, Mac, and Linux agents after installing this release.
New VSA User Interface
This release introduces a new VSA User Interface. These requirements must be met to use this feature:
For On-premise customers, the installer confirms whether the VSA is HTTPS ready and, if so, displays the new UI by default.
For SaaS customers, the new UI is the default if your browser is set to support HTTPS.
The following considerations apply to the new UI:
To check whether HTTPS is enabled, launch a browser and connect to the VSA UI. If you see Not secure, HTTPS is not enabled:
How to enable the new UI if you’re HTTPS capable
1-Click Access for Live Connect & Remote Control
This release introduces a new 1-Click Access feature that enables administrators and other authorized users to log in to a Windows agent right from the Live Connect > Remote Control menu or from the Quick View window. (VSA-4380)
See the topics below to get started with 1-Click Access.
How it works
The 1-Click Access feature attempts to run when the 1-Click Access button is clicked (either from the Live Connect > Remote Control menu or from the Quick View window) to any authorized Windows 126.96.36.199+ agent. An agent or a user role can be authorized from the VSA, under Remote Control > Policy Settings > User Role Policy/Machine Policy. Once the machine or user role has been authorized, the 1-Click feature becomes enabled in Quick View and Live Connect.
The feature starts by checking whether or not the KaseyaAdmin account exists. If the account does not exist, then it is created with a randomized password. For additional security, the password for the account is then randomized during each subsequent login onto the 1-Click Access session and every time the session is disconnected.
Note: If a KaseyaAdmin account exists on your system prior to activating 1-Click, your KaseyaAdmin account password will be changed and it will become inaccessible.
Next, KaseyaRemoteControlHost verifies that the account is part of the Administrators group and the Remote Desktop Users group and, if needed, moves the account into these groups. Once these steps have been completed, the account name and password are given to the RDP remote control process so that the KaseyaAdmin account is automatically used to log in. If another user is logged into the machine, there may be a message indicating that the other user will be disconnected from their session if the 1-Click user continues. If there isn’t another user logged in, this does not happen and the session begins immediately.
At this point, the private 1-Click session has been successfully connected. In the event that any of the above steps fail, 1-Click Access is aborted and a private session is used instead. If the private session fails, the user has the option to fall back to a shared remote control session. Once the session is connected, it is logged to the Agent Remote Control logs located in Agent > Agent Logs > Technician Logs > Remote Control. This information, like other remote control sessions, can be included in reports (Logs > Kaseya Remote Control Log report).
Note: Connecting two 1-Click sessions to the same machine is not supported. If two people attempt to open 1-Click sessions to the same machine, one or the other may be kicked off of the machine, or both sessions may fail entirely.
1-Click Access requirements
The following requirements must be met to use the 1-Click Access feature:
Note: We do not recommend 1-Click Access be allowed on a domain controller.
Note: Mac and Linux agents are not yet supported.
To authorize an agent
Use these steps to enable 1-Click Access for an agent:
To authorize a user
Use these steps to enable 1-Click Access for a user:
To run a 1-Click session from Live Connect
In Live Connect, you can run a 1-Click session from the Asset Summary tab or from the Remote Control menu.
To run a 1-Click session from the Quick View window
To run a 1-Click session from the Quick View window, click 1-Click Access:
Reporting for 1-Click
1-Click session activity is included in these reports:
Handling 1-Click connection failures
If 1-Click cannot connect to an agent, this message displays:
Connection couldn't be established. Please verify that Windows Remote Desktop is enabled on the remote machine. Do you want to connect to a console session instead?
Do one of the following:
Account Security Notifications
There is a new User Interface for account security notifications. The new menu item is only visible to master- and system-level users running version 188.8.131.52 or higher. (VSA-5490)
When sending out email notifications, there is now an option to deliver the message to ‘all admins’ or define specific email addresses. When specifying addresses, a user can add up to 5 email addresses (comma or semi-colon separated) with a maximum limit of 1000 characters in total.
The notification features in the new UI include:
The number of lockouts is set by the administrator on the System > Server Management > Logon Policy page.
Software Management Module
Agent - Windows
Audit Module & REST API
Cloud Backup Module
Database & Schema
Remote Control Module
Service Desk Module
Security Vulnerability & Software Management Module
When does this drop for On-prem? I am not seeing it available for download yet.
We attended Kaseya Connect this year and I believe they said this weds.
Set for Wednesday, May 15
EOB Wednesday and not a peep for the ONP release as of yet .... looking forward to this one .... where's the beef?
Any update on this? It's now almost 8PM CST on the 15th and I don't see the patch available for on prem.
When is this due to hit on-premise users? I thought it was coming yesterday?
Well Oscar, my Kaseya VSA doesn't see the latest patch as available. So, was there a last minute hitch? As has been the case most of the time....
It's also a bit 'special' to see if I use "Check Latest Patch Level" my VSA still insists the last time I checked it was 4 weeks ago and that has been an issue earlier. So, maybe that is what's going wrong? So many options...
Oscar Romero Not seeing it shown as available for On-Prem today (May 16th). Would be interested in getting it on my Test server to check out the new UI in One-Click connections.
Same here. Only show version 184.108.40.206 available.
same here, new patch still not showing, even tried to download and run the latest kinstall but to no avail :-(
Any information on when it will become available??
You can create a ticket with support and they will confirm the requirements on your dev server and see it through.
I don't have it available either. Just commenting so I make sure to get updates.
I put in a ticket and got a reply of "The latest patch for the VSA is not yet available for On-Premise customers."
We got the patch, but had to use a custom switch sent to us from Support ... apparently the patch is being control released ... which just means have to wait until they turn it on for each of us ...