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New in Connect 2021.2

KaterinaRutova
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Find out what new features, improvements, and bug fixes we released with this version of Connect! The 2021.2 release brings several new features such as expansion of the Health Checks section, option to prevent creating versions for already loaded content, and more. 

New Features

Default Folders Presence Verification by Using Health Checks 
The Health Checks section in Admin Menu > Maintenance has been expanded with additional options for checking the consistency of the database. Now it is also checking for the presence of all required integration codes and whether all default folders (Analytic Workflows, Reports, Data Sources, Glossary, People, and Virtual Folders) are present. In case you deleted any of these folders, select Fix Issues to recreate the folders. For more information, go to the Maintenance help page.

Switch for Checking Stealing Session ID 
We’ve added a new switch for checking session ID usage. To ensure the session ID is used only for one IP address or browser, check the IP address box under Admin Menu > Security. Go to the Security help page for more information.

Prevent Creating Versions for Already Loaded Content 
Now you can determine whether a new version for already loaded content should be created or not. To prevent creating unnecessary versions for already loaded content and improve performance at the same time, check the Do not create a version for loaded content box under Admin Menu > Performance. Only new and changed content will be loaded. Go to the Performance help page for more information. 

Additional Enhancements
•    The Tomcat version used by Connect was updated to 9.0.43. 
•    As an admin, you can now use a picker to select from Default Internal Groups when creating a new Active Directory option in Admin Menu > Settings > Single Sign-On.


Metadata Loaders 

Alteryx Gallery Loader Performance Improvement
Performance for the Alteryx Gallery loader in the section API calls parsing has been improved due to issues while parsing more than 30.000 records. 

Microsoft Authentication Enhanced 
The Microsoft authentication has been enhanced to reflect the changes done by Microsoft for the authentication endpoints. This applies to the following loaders: Power BI loader, Azure Data Catalog loader, Azure Data Lake Store Gen1, and Azure Data Lake Store Gen2 loader.

Known and Fixed Issues
Here is a list of some issues fixed in the latest release. To view a complete list of fixed and known issues please see the Connect 2021.2 Release Notes .

Fixed Issues
Error When Saving New Password for samlKeystore: When attempting to save a new password for samlKeystore, the screen freezed and the password was not saved in the Connect version 2020.2. This issue has been solved. 

Sync Job Fails When Loading Custom Fields After an Upgrade: After upgrading Alteryx Connect, the sync job load-alteryx-wf failed when loading custom fields created by versions prior to 2020.2. This issue has been solved. 


Known Issues
There are no known issues for Connect.