Release Notes : APM Client 7.1.8.2

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BIG-IP APM

  • 15.0.1, 15.0.0, 14.1.2, 14.1.0, 14.0.1, 14.0.0, 13.1.3, 13.1.1, 13.1.0
Release Notes

Summary:

The Edge Client version 7.1.8.2 is now available on downloads.f5.com.

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User documentation for this release

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Features and enhancements in 7.1.8.2

Support for macOS Catalina
BIG-IP Edge Client 7.1.8.2 features are now supported on macOS Catalina (10.15).

 

Load client certificates from the local machine store
Previously, for on-demand certificate authentication, machine tunnels service could select only the client certificate presented in the service store. With this release, you can now configure to allow a machine tunnel to select a client certificate from the Local Machine store.

To configure using the Windows Registry:

  1. Start the registry editor (Start > regedit).
  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\F5MachineTunnelService\Parameters.
  3. Set string ClientCertStoreLocation to system or service.
  4. Set string ClientCertStoreName to the store name. The default store name is MY and can be changed to a custom store.
Note: When no registry setting is specified, then the machine tunnels service will pick the client certificate from the service store.

To configure using the F5MachineTunnelInfo utility:

From the command prompt that is run as an administrator:

  • type F5MachineTunnelInfo.exe --set_client_certstore system <store name> to set the client certificate store location as the Local Machine store.
  • type F5MachineTunnelInfo.exe --set_client_certstore service <store name> to set the client certificate store location as the F5MachineTunnelService store.
  • type F5MachineTunnelInfo.exe --remove_client_certstore to remove the client certificate store location and name configuration.
Important: Currently, to set the store location as the service store for F5MachineTunnelService, prepend F5MachineTunnelService\ before the store name. Please refer to the Known Issues section in this release notes to get more information, as this behavior might change in future releases.

Fixes in 7.1.8.2

The following issues have been fixed in this release.

ID Number Description
807517-1 Previously, the DNS relay proxy service was unable to handle larger number of DNS requests and gave errors causing the service to become unresponsive. Now, this issue is fixed, and the service handles a bulk of requests without any error.

Known issues in 7.1.8.2

The following are known issues in this release.

ID Number Description
832169-1

F5MachineTunnelInfo help shows an incorrect usage example for configuring the service certificate store.

The correct example should say --set_client_certstore system MY or --set_client_certstore service MY.

832337-1 When you run the F5MachineTunnelInfo.exe --remove_client_certstore command to remove the client certificate store location, there is no output message which informs the user if the command was successful or failed.
833021-1 With the current behavior, to set the store location as the service store for F5MachineTunnelService, you need to prepend F5MachineTunnelService\ before the store name when using the Windows registry or the command line utility. For example, for store name MY, the name would be F5MachineTunnelService\MY.
834317 On macOS Catalina, when Edge Client performs endpoint inspection checks, it gives several popups on the user's screen asking for permission to access files from the Downloads, Documents, and Desktop folders.

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