What's New in 2022.2

The following enhancements and bug fixes are included in the VERA 2022.2 release:

 

Web Portal UI Redesign

The Web Portal has been completely rewritten using the React Framework and Tricentis branding. React allows us to load the initial page view faster without waiting for all data to load first.

VERA login sxcreen
Example VERA Login Screen

 

Jira Workflow Enhancements

VERA has been upgraded to allow an intermediate Jira workflow state when routing for approval. Users can now add a “Pending VERA Action” state to their workflow before the Routing for Approval state. VERA will automatically move the record to Routing for Approval when the route has started or to a Failed state if something goes wrong. This allows VERA to process extensive histories in the background and not confuse users by showing it as Routing for Approval even though it is still processing.

Jira workflow with the Pending VERA Action State
Example Jira Workflow with the Pending VERA Action State

 

Domain Security Improvements

VERA will now prevent users not in a domain from seeing or approving records in that domain. For example, User #1 is not in the “LIMS” Domain but tries to access a record in that domain by clicking the link from Jira. Instead of seeing the record, User #1 sees an error message and is shown their Approval Queue.

Error message - You do not have access to this item.
Example error message when attempting to view a record a user does not have access to.

 

Policy Management Improvements

Policy files can now only be uploaded and downloaded directly from within the Web Portal UI. Existing policies are automatically imported into the database during the first startup after the upgrade.

Policies list in the Web Portal UI
Example of the Policy Management Area

Any files copied to the Policies directory after the upgrade to 2022.2 will not be imported and will be ignored by the system. Please use the UI described above to update policy files.

Locate Approved Records

You can now search for previously approved records with VERA. The Records tab has been added to the Web Portal's home page and allows users to search the approved records within the domains they can access.

A table showing searched record results
Example Records Search Screen

 

Bug Fixes

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Slash characters in approval role names cause approval approval approval

Approval Roles with slash characters are now acceptable and will not cause issues when routing records for approval.

Jira Cloud user field values were not correctly imported into VERA

VERA will now use the Display Name for the value in Jira Cloud user fields.

Deleted domain users occasionally cause issues when routing for approval when

When a user is deleted; VERA will automatically remove the user from all associated domains.

Restrict retries and configure HTTP timeouts in

In order to prevent issues caused by multiple retries when the server is busy, VERA will now ignore repeated retries for the same record. Also, HTTP timeouts are now configurable for each module.

Some XRay attachments were not loaded correctly into VERA

All XRay Server attachments are currently appropriately loaded.

Improvements to the MongoDB interface several several

Several enhancements were made to the MongoDB interface to speed up searches and reduce connections to the database from the VERA modules.