What's New in Server 2020.1

Last modified: February 01, 2021

Version: 2020.1.1.23790 

Release Date: March 5, 2020 

Go to the complete Server 2020.1 Release Notes

Improved User Role Management

  • All user roles are now set on the User page rather than within subscriptions. Roles can now be managed in bulk. See Administer Users for more info.
    • Subscription functionality has been simplified as we move towards Collections as the primary tool for asset management. See Subscriptions for more info.
  • Curator and Member are now roles that can be selected in the Role dropdown on the user grid within the Admin interface. See Administer Users for more info.
  • A default user role can now be specified for galleries using any authentication method. See Administer Users for more info.
  • The role value No Access can now be selected in Galleries using any authentication method. Use the No Access role to control initial access to the gallery when new users sign up using Integrated Windows or SAML Authentication. See Administer Users for more info.
  • User management for Integrated Windows Authentication has been improved. 
    • We have removed the Permissions tab from the Admin interface for Galleries using Integrated Windows Authentication. 
    • Group management is now a tab on the User page. See Administer Users for more info.

MongoDB Connection Strings

There is a new option in System Settings > Controller > Persistence that allows for the specification of a MongoDB connection string for your persistence database. Use connection strings if you require support for TLS/SSL, replica sets, sharding, or MongoDB Atlas. if you were previously using replica sets or sharding you have to change to a connection string. See Controller and Gallery to learn more. 

Create Collections Permission on New User Setup

The Create Collections permission can be set when creating a new user. See Administer Users to learn more.

Install Configuration File Path Changes

Two install configuration file paths have moved to improve organization and system consistency.

  • Configuration files have a new location.
    • Original: C:\Program Files\Alteryx\bin\config
    • 2020.1: C:\Program Files\Alteryx\bin\server\config
  • The webroot has also changed.
    • Original: C:\Program Files\Alteryx\bin\RuntimeData\gallery
    • 2020.1: C:\Program Files\Alteryx\bin\RuntimeData\server

OAuth Security Enhancement

We added a security enhancement for customers who want to enforce that OAuth parameters are sent as headers rather than query parameters. To do so, set disableOAuthQueryParams=true in your alteryx.config file found here: Program Files\Alteryx\bin\server\config\alteryx.config. After restarting the service, the API  rejects any client calls where OAuth parameters are sent as query parameters and instead expects them as headers.


Additional Enhancements

  • We continued to make improvements to the user interface, including the gallery log in and sign-up pages.
  • Updated JQuery to 1.9.1.
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