Refer to the Globalscape Knowledgebase topic #11194 for information about upgrading EFT. See also Known Issues.
The following changes upon upgrading from EFT v7.4.x to EFT v8.x should be noted:
EFT v8.0.x requires EFT Insight v22.214.171.12450 or later
Advanced Workflow Engine
The Advanced Workflow tasks in versions prior to v8 were stored on EFT in the form of AML files. In v8 and later, they are stored in the SQLite database files. If you are using the Task Action in AWE, which is an AWE task that is calling another AWE task, you will need to export the AML files to a location that EFT can access.
Customizations in the v7.4.x client interface do not carry over upon upgrade to v8.x. You should back up everything BEFORE upgrading, then you can apply your custom logo, theme.json file, and any customizations after the upgrade.
Some portals were not updated with the new look and feel. Those changes are expected in subsequent releases.
In v8.0.0 and 8.0.1, the send portal does not provide an option to select files in your Workspace; you can only select files on the hard drive. In v8.0.2, you can select Workspace files.
EFT v8.x does not support UPLOADS from CAC-authenticated users when using Chrome or Edge browsers. Firefox (and possibly other browsers) will work.
The Site > General tab and Server > General tab (anywhere that Last modified by is displayed) will report Last modified by as "EFTUpgrade" after upgrading
The Site > Workspaces tabs have been consolidated into the Site > Web tab
On the Server > General tab, the Server configuration settings box is not editable. EFT configuration is now stored in a database file.
Removed email address from User > General tab
Optional permission on Server > Administration tab to give administrator accounts permission to manage personal data for users
Added User Account Details Template on Site > Security tab to apply GDPR-related privacy settings to all user accounts on a Site
OpenPGP key pairs are defined and managed on a Site instead of the Server
PGP keyring (pubring.pgp and secring.pgp) are stored in SiteConfig<GUID>.db
At EFT server service startup, a PGP folder is created in the \ProgramData\Globalscape\EFT folder
Upon upgrading from a 7.4.x version to EFT v8, PGP key rings are cloned into each Site keyring
Upon upgrading a legacy server, key rings are cloned into each site keyring.
Added "Sites" combo box to OpenPGP Keyring dialog box; Removed "Sites" combo box from OpenPGP Key Generation wizard; Removed OpenPGP Settings dialog box.
The VFS tree items (permissions and Virtual Folders) are saved in SiteConfig<GUID>.db
Encrypted folders settings should persist in SiteConfig<GUID>.db
Non-default registry settings are moved to AdvancedProperties.json
EFT caches all Advanced Properties on service startup and purges legacy Advanced Properties from the registry
The following registry keys have been removed from the Advanced Property list
Cluster and SharedFolder; these two are located in Cluster.json now
In EFT v8.x and later, you have the option to store logs on the cluster shared drive; the log naming convention now allows for that
These Server-level settings are now stored in SiteConfig<GUID>.db
These Site-level settings are now stored in SiteConfig<GUID>.db
EFT will request administrator credentials on Server Config Restore. If credentials are invalid, restoration will fail.
Restore from previous versions of EFT are forbidden. EFT now only supports restoration from the same version of EFT.
When upgrading from 7.4.x to 8.0.x, the ODBC schema has changed. If you are using ODBC as the authentication database, then you will need to consult with Globalscape Support so we can assist with the manual process necessary to get EFT updated and running.
LDAP search timeout now applies also to search timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.
When you create a Site, you are able to specify the use of SFTP and browse for a key. After the Site is created and you click on SFTP config (on the Site > Connections tab), you cannot browse the file system to find a key. Instead, you are taken to the SSH Key Manager.
Content Integrity Control (CIC)
Upon upgrade, legacy server level CIC profiles will be cloned into each Site. CIC profiles are now site-level
Remote Agent Upgrading
When upgrading a GA EFT Server 126.96.36.199 to the latest 8.0 EFT Server, Remote Agents will not auto-update to the new version. The bug is in the Capybara code base and you need to have the patched Remote Agent msi and executable before you can update to the latest 8.0 agents. You will need to enroll the agents with the patched versions before proceeding.
They items listed below are labeled bugs, but they aren't broken features, just different behavior than in a previous version.
BUG 369320 - Restoring cluster "shared data only" will also restore node-specific items
BUG 368000 - Advanced Properties data is no longer present in the EFT.log file; changed/ non-default settings are shown in the log at EFT service start
BUG 369297 - Unexpected prompt when attempting a restore server configuration; you must enter the current admin's credentials
BUG 369489 - Pressing ENTER on Site delete after entering admin credentials will delete the site; no confirmation
BUG 369979 - Requirement does not mention a new PGP folder being created in EFT config directory
BUG 370041 - Internet Explorer displaying the Google reCAPTCHA without having the CSFHeaderOverride in the Advanced Properties
BUG 370061 - When creating OpenPGP key, I do not have the ability to select which site
BUG 370254 - Upgrading from previous GA enables Manage personal data on all existing administrator accounts
BUG 370338 - EU Data subject status – Dynamic text update “Set by system on [datetime]” not updating when condition is met for the second time
BUG 370470 - ODBC sites are not pulling the users & EFT log reports an SQL query failed
BUG 370474 - When the User Database is refreshed For ODBC sites, the Admin user is disconnected from the server.
BUG 370805 - VFS tree in config.db missing Bin, Incoming, and Pub folders
BUG 370932 - Admin User is able to modify the Display name for all attributes on the user account details template
BUG 370965 - User Account Details – Personal Data attribute value displayed on mouse over changes dynamically for existing users
BUG 371050 - LDAP site is not pulling all attributes from AD server
BUG 371055 - Mouse wheel scrolling changes setting in the GDPR Configuration menu
BUG 371133 - Can’t Import legacy event rule “High Availability Eligible Backup Note” Error message displayed
BUG 371136 - Can’t Import client event rules on 188.8.131.52 or 184.108.40.206
BUG 371273 - GDPR – GDIA Input Text boxes can hold up to 30k characters
BUG 371311 - GDRP will display user name but mask full name in the user profile
BUG 371326 - EFT UI does not provide a way to determine what site the key pair is being added to
BUG 371346 - GDPR – Compliance Reports format inconsistency
BUG 371376 - SSH key Manager – Displays Key pair as not having Private Key
BUG 371447 - Changes to the Display name of an attribute are not reflected in WTC
BUG 371465 - The default ToS and PP is in Latin
BUG 371522 - Article 18: Right to restrict Toast/dialog AC discrepancies
BUG 371596 - changes to Personal Account Details are lost when LDAP users database refreshes
BUG 371600 - Advanced Property json is not available until the service starts
BUG 371650 - ESM/ASM module disabled - can still change EU data subject with event rule
BUG 371676 - ESM/ASM module disabled after trial - Admin changes are not audited
BUG 371808 - ToS/PP not working on the portals, just the main and registration pages
BUG 371884 - "Bad Certificate" error when attempting to download a file using Chrome
BUG 372127 - EFT auditing changes to EU/PP/ToS status as SetBy Event Rule
BUG 372253 - Limitation: A user cannot send a select file from a shadowfax session (i.e., Send Portal)
BUG 372277 - EFT Site status will report last modified by "EFTUpgrade" after upgrade
BUG 372279 - EDGE: When clicking on "Request a file" or "Send a file" icon, the user has to authenticate to see the new form
BUG 372303 - WTC prompt implies you can upload an empty folder when you can't
BUG 372347 - Workspaces In-Progress uploading count displays incorrect number
BUG 372497 - EFT only keeps the first change made to the user Account details attribute “Default Value”
BUG 372503 - Admin user can modify User account details on an AD Site using the “Default Value” option
BUG 372568 - EFT admins are able to restore a backup that contained different credentials
BUG 372640 - Expired workspace invitation will take you to the registration page then tell you it is expired after you try to create account
BUG 372729 – Site admin denied read permissions on Event Rule not refreshing until GUI restart (this is pretty much normal behavior as the logged in user has to re-login to see the refresh)
BUG 372998 - Activity – Session Lifecycle Report includes the admin user sessions
BUG 373036 - Advanced Property to show user full name no longer present in EFT 8, but still resides in registry after upgrade
BUG 373081 - EFT Full user name is not displayed in WTC even when workspaces and admin-configuration file edited
BUG 373179 - Send, request, Dropoff portals do not show the translated screens.
BUG 373254 - When a rescind is issued by a Shadowfax user and the ER user action is to terminate the HTTPS session, the result is a very poor user experience.
BUG 373285 - Registration wizard missing Configure HTTP Proxy button
BUG 373288 - Serial number mismatch message is now a separate window and not part of the Wizard GUI
BUG 373352 - EFT monthly subscription after 7 day expiration grace period was able to register as a perpetual license
BUG 373374 - Advanced Workflow conditions are present on an subscription EFT Server
BUG 373460 - Performance Counter - Templates is reporting an incorrect count (always +1)
BUG 373491 - GDPR ToS and PP labels/agreements are not localized in V1
BUG 373536 - CAC authentication not working in Edge; it displays a 404 Object not found error
BUG 373595 - AWE Trial is still 30-days, when the EFT Trial has now changed to 15 days
BUG 373602 - The EULA does not reference the new subscription licensing options
BUG 373648 - Customizations in GA 220.127.116.11 Shadowfax do not carry over on upgrade (On upgrade, a backup is kept of the configuration, but not applied)
BUG 373669 - Using the advanced property UseLegacySFTP to enable older ciphers, the Negotiated SSH Ciphers report does not retrieve data.
BUG 374448 - Not receiving notifications that I have to validate the CAPTCHA first (before uploading files to Workspaces)