Showing posts with label security. Show all posts
Showing posts with label security. Show all posts

Friday, March 15, 2013

Major security update for Bopup Communication Server

We released new version of the communication server 4.1.6 which fixes a security issue with creation of user accounts from instant messaging clients. User were able to create any IM accounts and connect to the server even it's option restrict that. This issues appears only if Active Directory (LDAP) integration feature is enabled on the server.

This fix has a high-priority level so we advise our customers to update their existing software as soon as possible.

New versions of the IM client software are also available, and Bopup Messenger 6.1.5 and Bopup Observer 5.1.5 are ready for download. These updates add a support for new hidden option named "DisableRememberMeOption" that can be now found in setup.ini settings file and Setup.ini Configuration Tool. It lets disable "Remember me on this computer" checkbox on the "Log in" tab in the messengers if the client software is used on shared or public computers, for example.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

New update of Bopup Communication Server is available

Bopup Communication Server version 4.0.14 is now available for download at http://www.bopup.com/downloads/ This is a minor update of the software but it comes with some great improvements.

What's new:

Added option to protect with password a launch of local Management Console

As you know you can manage your communication server remotely from another computer. It is possible just enable appropriate option and protect the sever with a secure password that must be entered during installation of remote Management Console and it's connection to the running instance of the IM server. But now a local installation of the console can be also protected. This version adds a new setting in the Interface tab called "Password protect launch of local Management Console" that asks for the password each time when you run your local Management Console. It is useful if the server computer is shared with users and they can work on it directly or via Terminal Services.


The new option is available only if remote management of the IM server is currently enabled.


Added ability to edit built-in and non-removable @BUILTIN_SENDER account on the IM server

This version of the communication server bring the built-in @BUILTIN_SENDER user account visible for editing in Management Console. This account is used by the server to send News messages and private messages to users and groups from the console. Some users asked us to change it's name because there was no option to change the account details or account name. Now this account is available in the console and you are able to add first and last names, edit it's descriptions, etc. Please note that the account cannot be deleted, disabled, renamed or moved to another Organizational Unit from the "_Default". The main idea was to make the sender name more friendly when it is showing in the messenger clients.


Fixed error in the Setup Wizard that occurs when only the Management Console is installed on Windows 64-bit systems

Version 4.0.14 of Bopup Communication Server also fixes setup error if only the Management Console is installed for remote control of an existing communication server. The error occurred only on Windows x64 platforms on the page of the Setup Wizard that asks the server address and password for connection.


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Thursday, February 2, 2012

The server install is going back from MSI to EXE package

Today we released a new version of Bopup Communication Server that brings small improvements and changes. Version 4.0.8 is also distributed via EXE setup package files. We decided to move installation files from MSI extension to executable setups because it is easier to launch an EXE file with "Run as administrator" option on Windows Vista and later systems. Unfortunately Windows Explorer does not show that option in context menu if you right-click on a MSI file.

Since we received a lot of reports regarding installation issues of Bopup Communication Server on latest versions of Windows including 64-bit versions then we improved the setup and added additional verification of user's privileges (UAC). If the setup is running without required rights (full administrative privileges) then it shows appropriate error page.


It is strongly required to launch the setup package of the IM server with administrator privileges in order to properly install and register all modules and services in the system. It is easy to do that: right-click on the setup file and select "Run as administrator" option from context menu.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 4.0.8

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New version of the communication server improves and fixes security issues

In the latest days of the past 2011 year we released new version 4.0.4 of Bopup Communication Server. The new version adds an useful function which also closes an important security issue. That function is a password that can be set up on the communication server to allow or permit a remote administration of the IM server.

Prior versions of the communication server did no have any security functions and the Management Console could be installed on any computer in the Administrative Mode to manage and control an existing instance of Bopup Communication Server.

In order to enable the password proptection open the Options dialog box in the console and go to the "Interface" tab.

Click the "Allow remote management of this instance of the communication server" check box if you want to permit remote management of your IM server. Then enter a password that should entered in the remote console and in the Setup Wizard to protect your communication server.

Now the Setup Wizard asks for security password if the Management Console is installed in the Administrative mode to manage an existing installation of the communication server. That password must be entered on the page which asks for the name/address of the IM server.


The same password is asked when the remote Management Console starts. You can save the password by checking the "Remember this password on the next startup" option.


Please note that communication service on the server computer must be started during installation/startup of the console on remote computer.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 4.0.4