Windows 2008 END-OF-LIFE


Effective January 14, 2020, Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2 will reach end-of-life. Microsoft and Armor will end support for both of these operating systems as of this date.

To follow operating system lifecycle best practices, Armor recommends moving your workloads to machines running the latest version of editions available.

As part of this release, the Armor Management Portal (AMP) has been updated to include a banner that advises you of the upcoming end-of-life date, along with Armor's recommended action.

  • If an Armor Anywhere and Armor Complete account has Windows 2008 or Windows 2008 R2 installed on an existing virtual machine(s), the banner will display on the Virtual Machines list and detail screens.

  • If you are an Armor Complete user, you will also see the banner displayed on the Marketplace Virtual Machines screen.

If you currently run a Windows 2008/Windows 2008 R2 machine, you must troubleshoot before January 14, 2020. For assistance with updating your supported version, please contact Armor Support.

All related documentation in the external KB will be updated to reflect this change.



Roles and Permissions UPDATE


In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), the Roles + Permissions screen has been updated to include the routes associated with each permission. This information is visible to users with the Admin role only.

When viewing a specific permission, an Admin user can click the expand arrow to view route details for that permission.

This change will allow Admin users to have visibility to what the permission is doing when enabling the permission for a user.

To learn more, see the Roles and Permissions documentation.

Also part of this release, when viewing an Armor managed (default) role (Admin, Technical or Billing) on the Roles + Permissions screen, the edit cog will no longer display.

This change will make it easier for you to determine which roles you actually have the ability to manage.



Interactive API Tool UPDATE


It was recently confirmed that a firewall rule cannot have the same IP group within the source or destination.

Armor's Interactive Armor API Tool has been updated to include this clarification within the parameter description. Additionally, an error message will be returned when duplicate IP groups exist on either the source or destination.

Also part of this release, the Interactive Armor API Tool has been updated to include Authentication documentation for Armor's v2 endpoints. 

To learn more, visit https://developer.armor.com/.



Bug Fixes GENERAL


Firewall 

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), enhancements were made to the Firewall pages to improve performance and page loading issues. This change will allow users with a larger number of firewall rules to have a better experience when managing firewall rules. 

Additionally, the Firewall screen has been updated to only display those actions that are available to a user, based on the permissions assigned to that particular user.