Vera 2022.3 introduces managing approval roles by domain. Organizations can now fine tune approval roles based on domain instead of at the Vera site level providing granular approval roles instead of global approval roles. User Role membership can be delegated to Domain Administrators. View only permission can be granted using the Domain Viewer role.
Domain Management updates
The Domain Management > Role Management page now displays the Domain-level Approval roles, and the users assigned to each role. Domains now have an optional field to define a Domain Owner. The Domain Owner is a Domain attribute and not a domain or system role. It is provided as a way to designate which user should be contacted in case there are questions about the domain or user membership in the domain.
Domain User Role management
Any System Administrator, or a Domain Administrator assigned to the domain, can manage user role membership for a particular domain. All domains also include the default roles of Domain Administrator and Domain Viewer. These are not approval roles. but can still be assigned to users in the same manner. Domain Viewers are allowed to see domain records, but are not allowed to approve as any role for that domain.
Figure: Domain Role Membership on Default Domain
A Domain Administrator cannot remove their Domain Administrator role from their own user profile.
The role management page was removed now that Approval Roles are managed by domain.
Upload Policy files for new installations
New Vera installations do not have policy files by default. The system administrator can now upload initial policy files via the Vera Administration > Policy Management page instead of loading the policy files into the Policies directory on the server.
Logging has been enhanced for nearly all modules of the Vera API Server. Now each module can produce its own log files making it much easier to diagnose issues as they come up. A new logging-settings.json file is also now available in order for clients to fine-tune their log settings.
The logging-settings.json file should be placed in the Configs directory for the Vera API Server before migrating to 2022.3. This is not required for the migration, but will make troubleshooting any issues with the migration easier. Attached below is an example settings file. Client’s who have concerns or need a custom settings file are encouraged to contact support.