On 25 February, Cryptshare Server Update v4.2.0 was released, including many new feature changes as well as various performance improvements and bugfixes. The runtime environment was upgraded from Java 9 to Java 11. Although Oracle now charges for its Runtime Environment, there will be no additional costs for Cryptshare customers.

As Oracle no longer supports Java 9, Cryptshare changed to the latest supported version of Java, Java 11. Starting January 2019, Oracle began charging for its Java Runtime Environment (JRE). Parts of Cryptshare products are based on Java, so as to avoid fees for our customers, we switched to a variant of Java that can be used free of charge. All these changes are included in the update for Cryptshare Server v4.2.0 and are available to all Cryptshare customers and evaluators.

Besides the new runtime environment, the new Cryptshare Server version 4.2.0 brings many product improvements for our customers. As we always work towards delivering not just the best version of Cryptshare but also the easiest to operate and use, we have increased performance, improved features and continue to enhance the usability of Cryptshare. In this update, there now is a prominent and centrally located button for downloading all files. Additionally, the download section has been simplified to make navigation easier and swifter for users. For administrators, there have been notable gains in ease of use as well: for example, in version 4.2.0 they can now change their password faster in the top navigation bar. 

Under the European GDPR, any individual has the right to request that all of their personal information be deleted; this is also known as ‘the right to be forgotten’ or ‘the right to erasure’. With the update to version 4.2.0, personal information that is not required for the operation of the system and is not automatically purged can now be removed easily if required

Other improvements include more clarity in the terminology used for some data input fields, and additional security by implementation of mandatory authentication for post update procedures by administrators.