We recommend that you read the information below before you begin.
Live Forms Online cloud hosted customers will be automatically upgraded on April 29,2017. The automatic cloud upgrade will be seamless. Cloud customers should review these topics to prepare for the new version of .
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
resources, Applications, Forms, Flows, Spaces and more are referenced with opaque URLs. Use of opaque URLs eliminates security issues that may have been present with URLs that exposed a designer user's id. Opaque URLs replace the user id (…/user/user.id/…) that was used in the previous format with a universally unique identifier (uuid) …/u/user.uuid/… The uuid, is a randomly generated value that is stored in .
The Opaque URL feature provides:
An example of the opaque URL for a space named mycompany is shown below:
OLD SPACE URL: http(s)://<server>:<port>/frevvo/web/tn/mycompany/user/designer/space/mycompany NEW SPACE URL: http(s)://<server:port>/frevvo/web/tn/mycompany/u/8aa27da6-4bef-427c-92e3-6ad8d58e506a/space/mycompany
A new version of the PVE Connector - v5.4 is now included in the frevvo tomcat bundle. Version 5.4 of the connector is primarily a bug-fix release. Refer to the PVE Connector Release Notes for the issues fixed.
The new version of the PVE connector will be installed when the frevvo cloud is upgraded to v7.2. There are no changes to the PVE connector configuration for in-house customers who are upgrading using the v7.2 tomcat bundle. In-house customers using a version of previous to v7.2 can download the PVE connector from here or download the tomcat bundle to retrieve the v5.4 connector. Simply replace the existing pve.war file with the new one.
A new version (v2.5.2) of the Database Connector is included in the frevvo tomcat bundle. It is also available in a separate download. Cloud customers who are running the Database Connector on an in-house server should review the information below. Refer to the Database Connector documentation for installation and configuration information about the new version.
You may have forms that you want to populate with data from a submission so that your users see the data, edit it if needed and submit again to create new submission. One way to initialize a form from a submission is to use the form submission xml link and the Doc URI wizard. Changes were made to ensure that cookies and secure sessions are used for the http get back to to obtain the submission data.
The <host:port> section of the form submission xml link must be changed in the Doc URI wizard to "frevvo://" to take advantage of this change. Refer to the example in the Initializing Forms with XML Documents topic for the details.
It is possible to "kick off" a workflow from a form by using a business rule that performs an http get with the URL to the workflow. The Task for First Step property must be checked in the workflow for this to work. After upgrading to v7.2+, the designer must modify any written rules that contain an http get url call to trigger Task for First Step. The change is described below:
The original filename will be used as the download name when downloading attachments from upgraded submissions.
Java 1.7 is no longer supported. In-house customers should upgrade to Java 8 before upgrading to v7.2+. Please review Supported Platforms for a complete list.
The In-house version of v7.2.4 was released on 7/28/17. A new version (v2.5.2) of the Database Connector is included in the v7.2.4 frevvo tomcat bundle. It is also available in a separate download.
Version 2.5.2 of the database connector requires Java 8. It is recommended that you use this version of the Database Connector with the v7.2.4 in-house bundle to take advantage of the logging improvements.
The Database Connector is included in the tomcat bundle and is also available as a separate zipfile. You can download it here.
The database.war does not extract after startup. You will not see a database subfolder in the <frevvo-home>\tomcat\webapps directory if you are using the tomcat bundle as in previous releases.
There are 2 configuration options:
Here are a few items that you should be aware of:
In previous releases of the Database Connector, any errors while inserting, updating, selecting row(s) using the DB connector were simply logged and ignored, returning an HTTP 200 status. These errors will come back as 500 errors to .
frevvo only supports/certifies frevvo connectors running in the Apache Tomcat container. Refer to our Supported Platforms for the list of Application Servers and databases supported/certified by frevvo
Review the DB Connector Release Notes for a complete list of the enhancements to help you decide.
Version 7.2 of Live Forms includes some changes when assigning permissions to view/edit submissions and editing forms/flows of other designers via the Access Control List.
In previous releases, Confluence users granted permission to View/edit form/flow submissions had to have the frevvo.Designer and frevvo.Editor roles in addition to the Who can view/edit permissions in the Live Forms Access Control list for the form/flow.
The role restrictions has been removed in v7.2. Permission to edit form/flow submissions is now controlled only by the Live Forms Access Control List.
Be sure that the users/roles that you want to have this permission are listed in the Access Control list for the relevant forms/flows.
The Who can edit a form/flow permission in the ACL gives permission for users to edit forms/flows (including those owned by other designer users) in the Live Forms designers. Non-designers can be given permission to edit forms/flows belonging to other designer users by listing them in the form/flow Access Control list. The form.Editor and form.Designer roles are no longer required in most cases.
There is one exception - If your Confluence plugin is configured with a Forms Designer Group, any user that wants to do any design related functionality must be in this group (must have the frevvo.Designer role). Users that have form/flow edit permission in the ACL, must also belong to the group specified by Forms Designer Group field on the Confluence plugin configuration screen in order to edit the forms/flows of another designer user.
Refer to the Add-on Installation topic for the complete configuration information.
The form.Editor role works as it always did. Users assigned to the Confluence group listed in the Form Editor field on the Confluence configuration screen will be able to edit forms and flows belonging to any designer user.
v7.2 of the .NET API is available as a separate download. The new version contains a bug fix to support URLS that do not expose the user id. Refer to the Data API Client Libraries Release Notes which includes the link to download it,
In-house customers should review the topics below, the instructions in the Upgrade Guide and Supported Platforms before migrating. It is recommended that you perform a full installation of v7.2.0 when upgrading.
v7 License Key Required if you are upgrading from a version prior to Live Forms v7.x
Request a v7 license by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE you begin the upgrade. v5 and v6 licenses will not work.
The minimum recommended hardware configuration for your Live Forms server is:
However you must size your hardware platform to your specific form usage characteristics. As the number of concurrent users and forms/flows increases so must the system memory. Refer to the memory configuration topic for the details.
The Insight Server and Service (Batch job) MUST be configured to take full advantage of the Reporting and the v7.2 Submission view and search capability. Do NOT disable it in the <frevvo-home>\tomcat\Catalina\localhost\frevvo.xml file.
It may be necessary to increase heap size for the Insight server, when reporting on/indexing a large number of submissions. Refer to the memory configuration topic for the details.
The database configuration that was done in the <frevvo-home>\tomcat\conf\catalina\localhost\frevvo.xml file has been moved to the <frevvo-home>\tomcat\conf\server.xml file. Also, note that the datasource in the server.xml file has been renamed to jdbc/sharedfrevvoDS so that it can be shared by and the Insight server.
Configuring the database has not changed. The difference is that it is now done in the server.xml file and not frevvo.xml as in previous releases. When you configure your database, make the changes in the v7.2.0 server.xml file. Do not replace configured sections from a frevvo.xml from a previous release into the v7.2.0 server.xml. file.
Email Configuration and custom configuration parameters are still configured in the frevvo.xml file.
Start the Insight server before Live Forms
requires Insight software for the Reporting and Submissions View feature. The Insight software is included in the tomcat bundle. The Insight server MUST be started BEFORE starting . Instructions for Windows and Linux operating systems are listed here:
You do not have to restart the Insight server every time you restart .