Release Notes : APM Client Update 1

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  • 17.1.0, 17.0.0, 16.1.4, 16.1.3, 16.1.2, 16.1.1, 16.1.0, 16.0.1, 16.0.0, 15.1.10, 15.1.9, 15.1.8, 15.1.7, 15.1.6, 15.1.4, 15.1.3, 15.1.2, 15.1.1, 15.1.0, 15.0.1, 15.0.0, 14.1.5, 14.1.4, 14.1.3, 14.1.2, 14.1.0, 14.0.1, 14.0.0, 13.1.5, 13.1.4, 13.1.3, 13.1.1, 13.1.0
Release Notes
Updated Date: 08/30/2023


BIG-IP Edge Client establishes secure communications to applications and networks. It provides users with full access to IP-based applications, resources, and intranet files as if they were physically working on the office network.

The Edge Client version Update 1 is now available on (Under the APM Clients container).

This release contains a new signing certificate and is required for deploying EPSEC 1107 (epsec-1.0.0-1107.0.iso - under each supported BIG-IP release container) and later releases. Refer to the article K50013451: Opswat endpoint inspection is failing to install/update since December 6 2021, for more information.


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Features and Enhancements

There are no features and enhancements in this release.


The following issues have been fixed in this release.

ID Number Description
974569-1 Previously, the F5 Stonewall service for Windows did not consider the state of the client DNS cache while resolving names in the exclusion list. This issue is fixed, and now, the Stonewall service uses the system cache along with the answers from the query to the DNS servers for the DNS resolution.
976641-1 Previously, while periodically re-resolving DNS exclusions, the Stonewall service for Windows blocked all traffic when one or more entries in the list could not be resolved. In the case of multiple network events on the system, the traffic to all destinations in the Stonewall exclusion list is blocked for a long time. This issue is fixed, and now, the Stonewall Service does not wait for DNS resolution of all entries and allows traffic to the resolved list of exclusions simultaneously.

Previously, when several user certificates were installed, an additional certificate selection prompt displayed on the Windows Edge Client when you tried to disconnect. This issue was caused in either of the following scenarios:

Scenario 1:

  • SAML authentication is used with the enabled Single Logout option.
  • IdP asks for a user's certificate.
  • A single-user certificate is installed.
  • Identity Provider (IdP) address is not in the Trusted Server List.

Scenario 2:

  • SAML authentication is used with the enabled Single Logout option.
  • Identity Provider (IdP) asks for a user's certificate.
  • Two or more user certificates are installed.

This issue has been fixed, and now, the Edge Client disconnects without prompting for any additional certificates.

1009049-1 Previously, the F5 browser-based VPN did not follow best practices while logging in when the auto-update was enabled on the BIG-IP system. This issue is now fixed.
1041613-1 Previously, when the Azure AD was configured for IdP, the Edge Client failed to disconnect from the server. This issue has been resolved, and now the Edge Client disconnects successfully.
1044177-2 Previously, the connection failed when the Edge Client was configured to establish VPN before the system log in. This issue has been fixed, and now the Edge Client can establish a connection before the system login.
1053501-1 Previously, after upgrading the Edge Client version from to, if the Remember Me option was selected in the third-party federate site, the username of the given credentials was not stored in the cookies. Hence, the last entered username could not auto-populate at the next login, and the end-user had to enter the username for every login attempt. With this release, the credentials are saved and passed to auto-populate the username at the next login.
1055533-1 Fixed the issue where Edge Client did not follow best practices when establishing a VPN through a browser.
1059057-1, 1059061-1 Previously, when the Edge Client binaries with the expired signing certificates could not get installed in an auto-update scenario, the Edge Client failed to start. The issue has been fixed, and the signing certificates are renewed and the auto-update is successful.

Known issues

There are no known issues in this release.

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