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Release Notes - ForumPass

ForumPass 6.7 Overview - November 2019

ForumPass 6.7 is a minor release based on ForumPass 6.6.


New Functionality

The following is a summary of all new features or functionality in Release 6.7.


End-to-End Encryption Upgrade

This upgrade enables the use of browser-based encryption eliminating the need to install Java Runtime Environment (JRE). The redesigned interface has been updated to allow the upload of multiple files simultaneously as well as dragging and dropping entire folders.

Please note that this functionality is available for use in modern browsers such as Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome. The legacy applet encryption module will continue to be supported for users required to use legacy browsers such as Internet Explorer 11.


Uploading Multiple Files

This upgrade allows users to upload multiple files simultaneously to an encrypted document library. To add one or more files, click Select files… and choose the files to upload.


Uploading Folders

As a result of this upgrade, the process to upload folders to an encrypted document library has been simplified.  To add a folder structure, drag folders from File Explorer to the file selection ribbon that says “Drag folders here to upload”.


Selected files are shown with the folder structure to be created in the document library.


NOTE: This feature replaces the functionality provided by Upload File Structure (uploading via zip file) in the legacy applet (still available in Internet Explorer).


My Information Service

My Information Service provides consolidated self-help resources including the following:

  • My ForumPass: A diagnostics page which provides information on your current login status, profile information, and system information. (Same content previously displayed under My Support.)
  • Site Ownership: Shows site owners and site collection administrators for the current site, and provides an ability to enter a URL to see site ownership for other sites within the same web application.
  • User Search: Provides the ability to perform a search via email address or user id to determine whether a user has access to ForumPass.
  • Additional Resources: Includes links to ForumPass resources including the ForumPass Support Site, My Exostar and Online Support.


Accessing My Information Service

My Information Service is accessible under the User Access Menu that appears when clicking on the user’s name. Please note that the My Support and Support Site links no longer appear in this menu as the content provided by each has been consolidated into My Information Service. 


The My Information Service page includes tab navigation to access each of the features provided:


Viewing My FormPass (formerly My Support)

Clicking the My ForumPass tab under My Information Service displays a diagnostics page which provides information on the current user’s login status, profile information, and system information.

Information provided on My ForumPass can now be copied in any browser using the Copy to Clipboard button and shared with Customer Support if requested. (Formerly this feature was only supported in Internet Explorer.)


Viewing Site Ownership

Clicking the Site Ownership tab under My Information Service displays the site owners and site collection administrators for the current site.

Note that the list of site owners includes all users with full control of the site in addition to users in the owners group.


Checking Site Ownership for Other Sites

The Site Ownership page provides the ability to view site ownership information for other sites by changing the URL in the Check Site Ownership search field.


Note that results are limited to:

  • The current ForumPass instance (e.g. searching on a ForumPass UK site will return no results when searched in FP US)
  • The current web application (i.e RR or BAES)


The user will receive a message indicating the site is not valid if it does not meet these criteria.


Verifying User Access to ForumPass via User Search

The User Search feature under My Information Service provides the ability to perform a search via email address or user id to determine whether a user has access to ForumPass.


Clicking on the information icon will provide additional information regarding a user’s status and next steps to obtain access.

Note that User Search is available to all users with results limited to the current ForumPass instance (US or UK).  Searching by first and/or last name is not supported.


Additional Resources

The Additional Resources page under My Information Service provides links to ForumPass resources including the ForumPass Support Site, My Exostar and Online Support.



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