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Appian Hotfixes

This page lists all the recent hotfixes for Appian 23.4.

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 bimonthly, at the beginning and middle of the month. The most recent package is as of 15 Feb 2024.

Cloud-only resolved issues

The following issues have been recently resolved in Appian Cloud 23.4 as of the date indicated. These hotfixes will be available for self-managed customers in the next bi-monthly package.

23.4.500.0 (22 Feb 2024)

  • Security Updates - High

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

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

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

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

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

Self-managed package (15 Feb 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 23.4 installations not currently up to date with the latest hotfixes. After installing, you will be running on Appian 23.4.480.0.

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.

23.4.480.0 (15 Feb 2024)

  • Security Updates - Critical

  • AN-262972 - Critical
    Implemented cache to improve translation string evaluation performance

  • AN-262858 - Medium
    Interfaces with component plugins (like the Rich Text Editor plugin) now load faster, especially when there are multiple on the same page.

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

  • AN-257532 - Medium
    Security Improvement

23.4.460.0 (08 Feb 2024)

  • Security Updates - Critical

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

  • AN-262105 - High
    Performance improvements for interfaces that use record references.

  • AN-261224 - Medium
    Fixed an issue where a!queryRecordType() and a!queryRecordByIdentifer() were sometimes causing slowness in portals.

  • AN-248734 - Medium
    This fixes the issue for the ability to save a salesforce integration with large payloads over> 200KB using a Salesforce Connected System

23.4.440.0 (02 Feb 2024)

  • Security Updates - High

  • AN-262105 - High
    Performance improvements for interfaces that use record references.

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

  • AN-259485 - Medium
    Fixed an issue that prevented rendering of dropdown and multiple dropdown components with null or empty values.

23.4.415.0 (26 Jan 2024)

  • Security Updates - Medium

23.4.395.0 (19 Jan 2024)

  • Security Updates - High

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

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

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

  • AN-255134 - Medium
    Update to the "AI Services" translation for multiple locales.

  • AN-257760 - Low
    Resolved a user interface issue affecting the Execute Stored Procedure Smart Service within the upgrade to version 23.4. Prior to the fix, the newly introduced Auto-commit node input parameter was incorrectly displayed in the Outputs section for any existing nodes created before version 23.4. To use the Auto-commit parameter, you will need to replace the existing nodes with new ones within your process model.

23.4.377.0 (17 Jan 2024)

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

23.4.376.0 (12 Jan 2024)

  • Security Updates - Medium

  • AN-258464 - High
    Fixed an issue that caused rare failures in data service background operations when running on a Windows operating system.

  • AN-257820 - High
    Fixed an issue that caused the failure of converting the default character set of Appian metadata schema in the cloud database to utf8mb4 due to string-based foreign keys.

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

  • AN-257870 - Low
    Fixed an upgrade issue where existing SQL integration objects, created with a Custom JDBC Connected System, returned an error after the site upgrade.

  • 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.

23.4.350.0 (02 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

23.4.325.0 (21 Dec 2023)

  • Security Updates - Critical

  • AN-255285 - High
    Added new debug logging to help troubleshoot an issue where a!queryRecordType() returned null when placed inside a!dataSubset().

  • AN-250667 - High
    Fixed accessibility issue where screen reader did not announce the number of items in a grid when the user updated any filters or searched for any particular items.

  • AN-190829 - High
    Fixed screen reader instructions for picker components to indicate keyboard actions.

  • AN-255440 - Medium
    Upgraded the Appian Cloud database to MariaDB 10.6.16 to resolve a security vulnerability (CVE-2023-22084).

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

  • 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.

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

23.4.300.0 (14 Dec 2023)

  • Security Updates - High

  • AN-256853 - High
    loggedInUser() now functions as expected when used in rule inputs on Site pages.

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

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

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

23.4.280.0 (07 Dec 2023)

  • Security Updates - High

  • AN-255429 - Medium
    Robotic task executions that have been queued for over 5 hours now return results back to the process model node.

23.4.265.0 (01 Dec 2023)

  • Security Updates - Critical

  • AN-251917 - Critical
    Updated ActiveMq library

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

  • AN-254506 - High
    Fixed an issue in the reconciliation task that prevented the appropriate icon from appearing for automatically extracted checkbox and table fields.

  • AN-253921 - High
    Fixed an issue in the reconcile task that caused incorrect values to be highlighted in the document viewer when clicking into a field in the left-pane.

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

  • AN-253549 - Medium
    Fixed an issue where interfaces created from generating record actions used a previous version of the button component.

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

  • AN-254105 - Low
    Timestamps in the Operations Console now correctly display in user's timezone.

  • AN-254029 - Low
    Security Improvements

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

23.4.222.0 (17 Nov 2023)

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

23.4.221.0 (17 Nov 2023)

  • Security Updates - Critical

  • AN-251762 - High
    Reduces the volume of logs generated by certain long-running evaluations.

  • AN-251203 - Medium
    Added two custom properties which control retry behavior in the event the underlying database update or insert statement encounters a deadlock as part of a Write Records transaction.

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

23.4.210.0 (10 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.

23.4.180.0 (02 Nov 2023)

  • Security Updates - Critical

  • 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-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.

23.4.155.0 (26 Oct 2023)

  • Security Updates - Critical

  • AN-244869 - Critical
    Delay the Primary Key Enforcement feature roll-out for new cloud sites using MariaDB as the business data source to a future release.

  • AN-251116 - High
    Fixed an issues where logs were not rotating.

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

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

  • 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-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-239336 - Medium
    Fixed an issue where a small number of RDBMS audit log events were intermittently not being streamed to customers during log rotation.

  • 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.

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

23.4.105.0 (13 Oct 2023)

  • Security Updates - Critical

  • AN-248369 - Critical
    Fixed an issue where HTTP integrations using Google Service Account authentication didn't respect the HTTP proxy configuration

  • AN-244869 - Critical
    Delay the Primary Key Enforcement feature roll-out for new cloud sites using MariaDB as the business data source to a future release.

  • 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-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-246311 - High
    Updated third party libraries

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

  • AN-248874 - Medium
    Robotic tasks and robot pools are now able to run on VPN-only environments.

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

  • 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-239336 - Medium
    Fixed an issue where a small number of RDBMS audit log events were intermittently not being streamed to customers during log rotation.

  • 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.

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 23.4.480.0_Hotfix.zip archive 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 23.4 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=426e6b35d78cb1b70e1da9530e1e216006cf2f61
build.version=23.4.480.0
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