Filr 1.2 was released yesterday so I thought I’d take a quick minute and give a shout out to the engineering and test teams, beta customers and technical previewers to say thanks for all you do. I also want to take a minute and share a few highlights of the release. Some of the key new capabilities include:
- Ability to have multiple Filr administrators. This important capability means you no longer have to share the admin account and password between the folks that need to manage Filr. Instead you can simply flag a user or group as a Filr admin as shown in the screenshot below:
- Complex password policy. For users that are defined in the Filr database, you can now require complex passwords. This ensures that when your files are share with external users, or users that are not defined in LDAP systems which already have password policies, you can still trust there will be sufficient strength to the password. This is configured in the Password Policy setting in the admin console, shown below:
- Simplified conflict resolution. We heard a lot of feedback about the way prior versions of Filr handled conflict resolution — or didn’t. This often times ended up with files never being synced because users didn’t know they had conflict or didn’t know how to resolve them. With Filr 1.2 when a conflict is detected on the server, the new version is uploaded to the server and renamed with information about who and when the conflict occurred. This means all data should always be sync’d now, and users can manually reconcile the data.
- Mobile conflict resolution. The Filr 1.2 apps for iOS and Android both add support for the same conflict resolution mechanism, ensuring that whether you make the change on the web, the desktop or the mobile device the change is captured.
- CAPTCHA support to deter brute force attacks. If Filr detects 5 wrong authentication attempts then it will automatically begin to require CAPTCHA to deter brute force attacks. This is available for the web interface as shown below:
- Mobile PIN code support. A lot of end users have very long and complex password requirements, and if the company then lets them safe their password in the Filr app, all the security goes out the window after the first login. Filr 1.2 iOS and Android apps add new capabilities allowing the end user to specify a PIN code or leverage Apple’s TouchID on supported devices to access Filr anytime it has been put in the background. This means that if the device is lost, even if the password is saved, their would still be a level of security around access to the Filr app.
- KeyShield SSO support. If you are a KeyShield SSO customer, Filr now supports single sign-on to the Filr web client. This makes it easier than ever for your users to access their files from anywhere.
There are a few other features described in the What’s New section of the readme, which you can find here.