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Appian Hotfixes

This page lists all the recent hotfixes for Appian 23.2.

Note:  Appian Cloud customers can refer to MyAppian to see your latest hotfix version.

For self-managed customers, all hotfixes are released as a downloadable package at the end of each week.

Hotfix package (31 May 2024)

Self-managed customers can use the following links to download and install the hotfixes package. If you are managing Appian on Kubernetes, instead of using the links below, you'll need to upgrade to the latest Appian on Kubernetes images to apply the hotfixes.

This cumulative hotfix package includes all resolved issues listed below in a single download. This hotfix is required for any Appian 23.2 installations not currently up to date with the latest hotfixes. After installing, you will be running on Appian 23.2.1290.0.

You can view your current self-managed Appian version by logging into your Appian environment as a designer or system administrator and clicking the navigation menu > About Appian.

The package resolves the following issues.

23.2.1290.0 (31 May 2024)

  • Security Updates - High

  • AN-277857 - Critical
    changes the directory permission from root to appian for /usr/local/appian/local-data/rpa-data/tomcat8

23.2.1275.0 (24 May 2024)

  • Security Updates - High

  • AN-276098 - Medium
    Improved the query for fetching design objects.

  • AN-276266 - Low
    Cleaned up the Service Manager logs from redundant messaging regarding the new Java 17 use.

23.2.1260.0 (17 May 2024)

  • Security Updates - High

  • AN-274920 - Medium
    Resolved an issue with Redis that was displaying Redis client 500 errors.

  • AN-275539 - Low
    Evaluation of a real-time custom record field through a relationship referenced in a security rule may no longer become out of sync due to an update to the custom record field.

23.2.1230.0 (09 May 2024)

  • Security Updates - High

23.2.1215.0 (02 May 2024)

  • Security Updates - High

23.2.1195.0 (25 Apr 2024)

  • Security Updates - High

  • AN-272222 - High
    Improves the UI performance of the Reconcile Document Extraction task.

23.2.1170.0 (18 Apr 2024)

  • Security Updates - High

  • AN-266346 - Medium
    Apache Kafka upgrade to 3.7.0

  • AN-270014 - Medium
    Search Server (Elasticsearch) is now upgraded to version 7.17.19.

23.2.1155.0 (11 Apr 2024)

  • Security Updates - High

23.2.1140.0 (04 Apr 2024)

  • Security Updates - High

23.2.1120.0 (28 Mar 2024)

  • Security Updates - High

23.2.1095.0 (21 Mar 2024)

  • Security Updates - High

  • AN-265165 - Low
    Fixed an issues where engine process metrics were not properly collected.

23.2.1080.0 (14 Mar 2024)

  • Security Updates - Medium

  • AN-261813 - High
    Resolved an issue to prevent cloud database replication failure in the HA configuration by setting the value of the slave_parallel_mode variable to conservative.

23.2.1060.0 (07 Mar 2024)

  • Security Updates - Medium

  • AN-259725 - High
    Upgraded ion-java library

  • AN-259860 - High
    Updated grpc library

23.2.1035.0 (01 Mar 2024)

  • Security Updates - Medium

  • AN-259435 - High
    Removal of special characters (non alpha numeric) from the exception REST API response

23.2.1010.0 (22 Feb 2024)

  • Security Updates - High

  • AN-244356 - High
    Upgraded Jackson Core , Databind and Annotations in Dynamics and Sharepoint Connected Systems

  • AN-262624 - High
    Performance optimization for development environments related to type and rule updates.

  • AN-264450 - High
    Resolved an issue where phpMyAdmin failed to automatically log in users when a special character was set in the company.name site property.

  • AN-260985 - Medium
    Fixed an issue where in rare cases file uploads would fail with a 401 error on embedded forms.

  • AN-261897 - Medium
    Fixed an issue which caused infrequent synced record type outages due to data service write failures.

23.2.985.0 (15 Feb 2024)

  • Security Updates - Critical

  • AN-257532 - Medium
    Security Improvement

  • AN-258702 - Medium
    Fixed an issue that caused embedded Appian to break for 1% of Google Chrome users, following a recent change by Google.

23.2.970.0 (08 Feb 2024)

  • Security Updates - Critical

  • AN-263504 - High
    Production release of AMP stratus log streaming migration

23.2.955.0 (02 Feb 2024)

  • Security Updates - Medium

  • AN-261480 - Medium
    Resolved an issue where the phpMyAdmin banner color was not properly displayed based on the configuration.

23.2.935.0 (26 Jan 2024)

  • Security Updates - High

  • AN-255863 - Medium
    Upgraded jackson databind in blueprism connected system

  • AN-255864 - Medium
    Upgraded jackson libraries in salesforce-multi

  • AN-258199 - Medium
    Fixed an issue which prevented certain deactivated users from being reactivated on sign in. Before this fix, deactivated users with rule based membership could not be reactivated through SAML automatically.

  • AN-259083 - Medium
    Fixed an issue that caused record action submissions to lead to unresponsive user interfaces in rare scenarios.

  • AN-259099 - Medium
    The ability to store and view attachments on a process was deprecated in the low-code platform version 16.3, and has now been removed from platform versions later than 21.4. This change fixes an issue hampering the opening of Portlet dialogs caused by this removal.

  • AN-259639 - Medium
    Fixed a bug that prevented log in and password reset for SSO users.

  • AN-256587 - Low
    The ability to store and view attachments on a process was deprecated in the low-code platform version 16.3, and has now been removed from platform versions later than 21.4.

23.2.865.0 (05 Jan 2024)

  • Security Updates - High

  • AN-255692 - High
    Updated grpc, google cloud, jackson databind, jackson annotations and jackson core libraries

  • AN-246050 - Medium
    Fixed an issue where product areas supported in IE Mode 11 of Edge were not working

  • AN-245877 - Low
    Set entity expansion limit to 100 for XML for import export functionality

23.2.835.0 (21 Dec 2023)

  • Security Updates - Critical

  • AN-253349 - Medium
    Improved throttling mechanism for parallel thread creation and associated observability

  • AN-252629 - Low
    Fixed an issue that caused requests to the data service to timeout during recovery from component failure.

  • AN-255978 - Low
    Fixed an issue where record view and action security rules using constants were not properly imported when the data model on the record type also changed. This caused the record views and actions to not properly display after import.

23.2.820.0 (14 Dec 2023)

  • Security Updates - High

  • AN-255533 - High
    Search Server (Elasticsearch) is now upgraded to version 7.17.15.

  • AN-255482 - Medium
    Updated xmlsec library to version 2.2.6

23.2.800.0 (06 Dec 2023)

  • Security Updates - High

23.2.790.0 (30 Nov 2023)

  • Security Updates - Critical

  • AN-251917 - Critical
    Updated ActiveMq library

  • AN-252551 - High
    Appian Designer no longer hangs if the AI Skill service returns a bad response.

  • AN-255270 - High
    Updated Jetty library to version 9.4.53.v20231009.

  • CN-25284 - High
    Fixed and issue with session management for Appian Cloud.

  • AN-252472 - Medium
    Fixed an issue where Health Check would time out for large customers.

  • AN-253495 - Low
    Fixed an issue that prevented users from changing the application for documents created from the site object.

  • AN-254029 - Low
    Security Improvements

23.2.761.0 (17 Nov 2023)

  • AN-254031 - High
    Resolved an issue with High Availability Appian Cloud sites not being able to deactivate users.

23.2.760.0 (16 Nov 2023)

  • Security Updates - Critical

  • AN-249920 - Medium
    Fixed an issue that prevented the slow log of the cloud database from being persisted on disk when restarting a site.

23.2.735.0 (09 Nov 2023)

  • Security Updates - Critical

  • AN-250737 - High
    Updates to google cloud, google cloud storage, jackson-databind, and grpc libraries within the Google Cloud Connected Systems

  • AN-247653 - Medium
    Fixed a Bug in xpathsnippet and xpathdocument function causing xpath issues when parsing xmls which have same namespace prefix pointing to different URIs.In 23.2 fixed issues to support the local-name xpath function.

  • AN-249650 - Medium
    Updated support for checkpoint script to be initiated from any node, not just the primary node.

23.2.712.0 (03 Nov 2023)

  • Security Updates - High

  • AN-245003 - High
    Fixed an issue that prevented some documents from being rendered properly in the reconciliation task when opening the task from a record action or the process modeler debug view.

  • AN-251233 - High
    Reduces the volume of logs generated by certain long-running evaluations.

  • AN-249578 - Medium
    Fixed an issue that caused a migration in the execution engine to fail due to certain work items, preventing the upgrade to Appian 22.4 and later versions.

23.2.690.0 (26 Oct 2023)

  • Security Updates - Critical

  • AN-250045 - High
    Fixed display of HTML elements as text in rich text editor for Send-Email body node in Process Model

  • AN-249103 - Medium
    Fixed an issue that caused unnecessary processing time for some synced records queries that use Record-Level Security or apply filters within a logical expression using the "OR" operator.

  • AN-243892 - Low
    Fixed an issue that was causing users to encounter error code 500 when trying to access the cloud database through phpMyAdmin.

23.2.671.0 (20 Oct 2023)

  • Security Updates - High

  • AN-247910 - Medium
    Fixed an issue that where a process would return an incorrect response instead of abort.

  • AN-249274 - Medium
    Fixed an issue with defining the maximum checkpoint limit for Service Manager.

23.2.651.0 (13 Oct 2023)

  • Security Updates - Medium

  • AN-248677 - High
    Fixed an issue where the validation for sequence increment values failed when the primary key of an Oracle Data Store was configured to automatically increment a sequence value greater than one. This issue pertains to customers who are upgrading to version 22.4 or later. You have the option to enable conf.data.hibernate.sequence.ignoreIncrement.enabled site property in the custom.properties to bypass this validation.

  • AN-248721 - High
    Fixed issue where process models could not be saved if HTML decoding in the message Body of the Send Email node occurred

  • AN-247518 - Medium
    Fixed issue where process node evaluation could trigger the Memory Circuit Breaker

  • AN-248145 - Low
    The memory limit applied to user interfaces throughout Appian is now configurable by Appian Support and will be persisted after a site restart.

23.2.630.0 (05 Oct 2023)

  • Security Updates - High

  • AN-246311 - High
    Updated third party libraries

  • AN-243743 - Medium
    A maximum statement timeout of 12 hours is applied to all select queries executed through the Enhanced Data Pipeline (EDP) to prevent Appian Cloud database restart issues caused by long innodb_history_list_length.

23.2.605.0 (28 Sep 2023)

  • Security Updates - Critical

23.2.590.0 (21 Sep 2023)

  • Security Updates - Critical

  • AN-245611 - High
    Security Improvement

  • AN-246001 - Medium
    Fixed an issue that prevented upgrading to RHEL 7.x by reverting Holy Build Box version to 2.2.0

  • AN-242849 - Low
    TLS 1.1 has been disabled for Enhanced Data Pipeline due to various security issues. Refer to your tool’s documentation for instructions on connecting to an external database using TLS 1.2 or TLS 1.3. Alternatively, you can try adding the properties enabledSslProtocolSuites=TLSv1.2 and useSsl=true to your database connection string.

  • AN-245502 - Low
    Fixed an issue that caused occasional Kafka errors when restarting the data service.

23.2.570.0 (14 Sep 2023)

  • Security Updates - High

  • AN-240370 - Medium
    Updated Bouncy Castle library

  • AN-243030 - Medium
    Fixed an issue where transactions executed in an Execute Stored Procedure Smart Service or function weren't getting rolled back when auto-commit was set to false after encountering an exception.

  • AN-244680 - Medium
    Updated guava library in the salesforce connected system

  • AN-244685 - Low
    Fixed an issue where the entire header bar of a single page Helium style site was clickable.

23.2.545.0 (07 Sep 2023)

  • Security Updates - High

  • AN-238159 - High
    Updates to Netty library

  • AN-241658 - High
    Fixed an issue where in some cases xpathsnippet() would return an error

  • AN-244313 - High
    Security Improvement

  • AN-244149 - Medium
    Fixed an issue to ensure consistent error handling behavior between platform versions when using the @Version annotation in a CDT XSD to prevent lost update anomalies.

  • AN-207776 - Low
    Updating time picker placeholder text for 24hr-based locales.

  • AN-234229 - Low
    Security Improvement

  • AN-244525 - Low
    Security Improvement

23.2.520.0 (31 Aug 2023)

  • Security Updates - High

  • AN-237829 - High
    Updated the guava, jackson databind, jackson core, and jackson annotations libraries.

  • AN-241110 - High
    Updated spring security library

  • AN-219753 - Medium
    Fixed an issue that allowed open redirects from being caught by validation.

  • AN-156340 - Low
    Adding additional engine logging for troubleshooting

  • AN-241206 - Low
    Adding additional logging for Kafka transaction writing for troubleshooting.

23.2.495.0 (24 Aug 2023)

  • Security Updates - Critical

  • AN-243290 - High
    Security Improvements

  • AN-236122 - Medium
    Updated Google Cloud Libraries

  • AN-242736 - Medium
    The data service query request size limit is now set to 5MB.

  • AN-242767 - Medium
    Removed support for the Portals Publishing Manager application. All portals must be created and managed using Appian Designer.

  • CN-23112 - Medium
    Kakfa performance tuning

  • AN-242915 - Low
    Resolved a Kafka startup issue for Windows users.

23.2.470.0 (15 Sep 2023)

  • Security Updates - High

  • AN-240325 - Medium
    Security Improvements

23.2.445.0 (10 Aug 2023)

  • Security Updates - High

  • AN-241578 - High
    Fixed an issue where an error message was shown to users when loading some UIs due to an incorrect calculation of memory utilization.

  • AN-242024 - High
    Fixed an issue where intermittent failures in database connections resulted in the indefinite locking of the database type cache.

23.2.430.0 (04 Aug 2023)

  • Security Updates - Critical

  • AN-240073 - High
    Fixed issue that prevented some portals from being published when they had precedents using Record Map type.

  • AN-240839 - Low
    Fixed an issue where Kafka topics would not come online.

23.2.390.0 (27 Jul 2023)

  • Security Updates - Critical

  • AN-240255 - High
    Updated Guava Library in the Blueprism Connected System

  • AN-237999 - Medium
    Fixed an issue where Kafka topics could not come online.

23.2.370.0 (20 Jul 2023)

  • Security Updates - Critical

  • AN-240085 - High
    Updating or deploying a portal now causes it to reflect the correct subdomain if the environment's subdomain was changed since the portal was first published.

  • AN-237908 - Medium
    Updates to bouncycastle in Docusign connected system

  • AN-239554 - Medium
    Performance improvements for Portals load times.

  • AN-240432 - Medium
    Fixed an issue which caused slowness while building interface in the Edit tab when using column layouts.

  • AN-240883 - Low
    Configuring future support of kRaft.

23.2.346.0 (14 Jul 2023)

  • Security Updates - Critical

  • AN-225107 - Critical
    Updated Snakeyaml Library

  • AN-226846 - Critical
    Updated Snakeyaml library

  • AN-235128 - High
    Introduced disk safeguards for heap dump creation.

  • AN-235860 - High
    Updating Admin Console Plug-ins page logic for Appian Cloud users to show all AppMarket plug-ins, but block unsupported ones from being deployed.

  • AN-238149 - High
    Fixed an issue to support MirrorMaker for Appian on Kubernetes customers.

  • AN-239359 - High
    Fixed an issue where an incompatible plug-in upgrade could be deployed via the Admin Console.

23.2.330.0 (06 Jul 2023)

  • Security Updates - Critical

  • AN-238140 - Critical
    Security Improvement

  • AN-203023 - Medium
    Updated POI Library

  • AN-238520 - Medium
    Resolves an issue where under certain conditions variables configured to refresh on an interval stopped refreshing.

  • AN-221295 - Low
    Updating MirrorMaker support for Appian on Kubernetes customers.

  • AN-234393 - Low
    Updated Service Manager start script to support manual transaction replay.

23.2.310.0 (30 Jun 2023)

  • Security Updates - Critical

  • AN-238268 - Critical
    Fixed an issue that was causing the fn!xpathdocument() and fn!xpathsnippet() functions to mishandle XML namespaces.

  • AN-238270 - Critical
    Resolved an issue that was causing intermittent "403 Forbidden" errors when accessing a User Start Page site

  • AN-217955 - High
    Updated Mozilla Rhino version

  • AN-228346 - High
    Updated Google Cloud Translate and Protobuf Libraries

  • AN-236160 - High
    Fixed an issue where saving into record type process variables with complex relationships caused performance degradation that sometimes led to the process modeler being unusable.

  • AN-238044 - High
    Secuity update

  • AN-236738 - Medium
    Fixed an issue related to import circular dependencies for record events, where importing a record type with record events would fail due to failed references to the event record type, even though the event record type was in the package.

  • AN-237074 - Medium
    Updates to CMIS Data Connector

  • AN-237816 - Medium
    Added a removal notice to the Portals Publishing Manager. Support for the Portals Publishing Manager will be removed on all versions on July 31st.

  • AN-237944 - Medium
    Created a new 'logsv2' action in Cleanup Script which will clean up all old log files, including log files created after the inception of the logs action.

23.2.280.0 (22 Jun 2023)

  • Security Updates - Critical

  • AN-201242 - Medium
    Updated Kafka server.log storage to now store up to 10 server.log files, 10MB in size each.

  • AN-235986 - Medium
    Fixed an issue where the search response content length exceeded the default limit of 100MB. The maximum query response content length on search server client calls is now configurable through conf.ia.QUERY_RESPONSE_LIMIT_IN_BYTES property.

  • AN-235987 - Medium
    Reduce data-server memory

  • AN-232723 - Low
    Enhanced Kakfka advertised listeners to support MirrorMaker

23.2.255.0 (15 Jun 2023)

  • Security Updates - Critical

  • AN-223263 - High
    Windows and Linux now use independent split installers.

  • AN-231566 - High
    Upgraded ICU library to 73.1

  • AN-235701 - Medium
    Fixed an issue where SQL integration could fail via Custom JDBC Connected System when auto-commit was disabled.

  • AN-235710 - Medium
    Fixed an issue where integration with a database could not be established via Custom JDBC Connected System when the database does not support all available transaction isolation values in the JDBC protocol.

  • AN-229662 - Low
    Fixed a ZooKeeper leadership election bug that can result in write request rejections.

  • AN-234601 - Low
    Fixed an issue with the webapp gracefully stopping.

23.2.235.0 (08 Jun 2023)

  • Security Updates - Critical

  • AN-235711 - High
    For Portals, upgrading from 22.4 to 23.2 can now be done without needing to manually republish existing Portals.

  • AN-236395 - High
    Fixed an issue where the Tomcat garbage collection logs were being written to the wrong folder.

  • AN-234932 - Medium
    Fixed an issue which resulted in intermittent "branch with the given id does not exist" errors when attempting to write data to the data service.

  • AN-235879 - Medium
    Added a configuration option to reduce the incidence of failures when syncing changed data in an environment where connection to the data source fails intermittently.

  • AN-235985 - Medium
    Added new debug logging to help troubleshoot an issue where a scheduled full sync failed due to a uniqueness constraint.

23.2.210.0 (01 Jun 2023)

  • Security Updates - Critical

  • AN-232003 - High
    Integrations no longer fail when using TLS 1.3

  • AN-233537 - High
    Upgrade Atlassian and Jettison Libraries

  • AN-235114 - High
    Fixed an issue that caused existing Client Credentials for Web APIs to expire after a year when new Client Credentials were generated.

  • AN-235388 - High
    Added new debug logging to help troubleshoot an issue where a!queryRecordType() returned null when placed inside a!dataSubset().

  • AN-235533 - High
    Fixed a site startup issue.

  • AN-230345 - Medium
    Fixed an issue with groups that have an expression defining "Visibility" where group members were being redirected to Tempo when clicking a task link in an email instead of being directed to the URL configured as the group's "User Start Page".

  • AN-234671 - Medium
    Performance updates for Portals that use a!queryRecordType, a!documentDownloadLink, a!documentViewerField, a!fileUploadField, fn!document,or a!documentViewerField. Performance will improve where there are more than 2 concurrent uses or users of each feature.

  • AN-235613 - Medium
    Fixed an issue where the User record type could not be updated when the user clicked on it from the Data Source page in the record type.

  • AN-234223 - Low
    Fixes ADS debug logging issue.

23.2.155.0 (12 May 2023)

  • Security Updates - High

  • AN-226471 - High
    Upgraded reload4j library

  • AN-231242 - High
    Upgraded Woodstox library

  • AN-231369 - High
    Upgraded Spring library

  • AN-232228 - High
    Updated Jackson Databind Library

  • AN-232615 - High
    Security improvements

  • AN-227824 - Medium
    Resolved an issue with Generate Record Actions that could occur when users did not have access to related Record Types.

  • AN-231563 - Medium
    Fixed an caching issue that was impacting performance.

  • AN-233982 - Medium
    For portals, HTTP integrations that do not use connected systems now function without error.

  • AN-233239 - Low
    Better handling of exceptions thrown while processing write requests in ADS.

Installation

Perform the following steps to apply the hotfix:

  1. Stop Appian. See Starting and Stopping Appian for detailed instructions:
    1. Shut down the application server.
    2. Shut down the search server.
    3. Shut down the data server.
    4. Shutdown all Appian Engines, ensuring that the engines are checkpointed upon shutdown.
  2. Back up your existing Appian instance. See Backing Up Your Existing Appian Instance.
  3. Unzip the contents of the Hotfix package 23.2.1290.0 into your <APPIAN_HOME> directory.
  4. Run the deleteFiles script (deleteFiles.bat on Windows, deleteFiles.sh on Linux) that is now located in your <APPIAN_HOME> directory.
    • If the script reports that some files were not deleted, address the reason for the failure (common causes listed below), and run it again until it no longer reports failed deletions.
    • Common causes of failed file deletion include:
    • The file is open in another window or process
    • The file is locked
    • You do not have permission to delete the file
  5. Unzip the contents of the updates.zip archive that is now located your <APPIAN_HOME> directory.
  6. Run the installJdk script (installJdk.bat on Windows, installJdk.sh on Linux).
  7. If you maintain customized or overridden Spring Security .xml files, merge them with the associated base files in the /deployment/web.war/WEB-INF/conf/security/ directory.
  8. Delete the following files:
    Linux
    • deleteFiles.sh
    • installjdk script.sh
    • OpenJDK8U-jdk_x64linux_hotspot.tar.gz
    • updates.zip

    Windows

    • deleteFiles.bat
    • installjdk script.bat
    • OpenJDK8U-jdk_x64windows_hotspot.zip
    • updates.zip
  9. If you are using a Web server, copy the content of <APPIAN_HOME>/deployment/web.war to the folder where the Web server is getting the static resources. See Copy Static Resources to the Web Server for more information.
  10. Run the configure script to deploy your environment's configuration and re-configure any node names previously set by the configure script tools.
  11. Start Appian:
    1. Start the Appian Engines.
    2. Start the data server.
    3. Start the search server.
    4. Start the application server.

To determine if the Appian 23.2 Hotfix is deployed, open the build.info file located in <APPIAN_HOME>/conf/. The contents of this file should match the following code sample:

build.revision=4ebea11e39a3bd0cd3139e9d8b2358852a033f0e
build.version=23.2.1290.0
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