What's New in Server 2021.2
Release Date: May 17, 2021
Go to the complete Server 2021.2 Release Notes.
Share Data Connections with Custom Groups
The admin Data Connections functionality in Server has been updated with a new UI: Connections can now be shared with custom groups. Users will be able to execute workflows using these connections only if these connections have been shared with those users either directly or via a group; this improves security around data connections. Go to the Data Connections help page for more info.
Specify a List of Allowed Hosts
We've added the ability to specify a list of allowed hosts you want to allow Server to serve. Use this as a security measure to prevent HTTP host header attacks. Go to the Gallery Configuration help page for more info.
Add the API Access User Permission in Bulk
We've added support to set the API Access user permission as a bulk action. Go to the User Roles and Permissions help page for more info.
Filter User List by Role
We've added the ability for Gallery admins to filter the user and group lists by user role. Go to the User Roles and Permissions help page for more info.
Active User Setting for All Authentication Types
The Active user setting is now available for all integrated Windows authentication environments to allow administrators to deactivate users regardless of which authentication method their Server environment uses. Go to the User Roles and Permissions help page for more info.
Options to Share Workflows Removed from the Workflow Page
As requested by customers, the dropdown on the workflow page providing sharing options has been removed. This removes the options to share workflows via social media and email from this page. Now to make a workflow public, use a toggle that has been added to the page that also represents the current state of the workflow.
The option to add workflows to collections from this menu was also removed as it was no longer functioning appropriately. The option was only available to users with the Curator role and wasn't properly disabled if users didn't have the permission to create collections. This could result in errors if the collection didn't exist. To add workflows to collections, use the functionality 'Add Workflow' provided in collections. Go to the Add Workflows and Insights to a Collection help page for more info.
We've made these improvements to the API:
- The ability to version workflows via the API and the ability to publish and fetch version comments. This supports customer efforts to establish a version control system for Alteryx. See the Gallery API Overview for steps to access documentation with more info.
- The ability to fetch user groups associated with a given data connection. See the Gallery API Overview for steps to access documentation with more info.