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Word merge support with Microsoft Silverlight plug-in

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.3

PRPC features that integrate with the Word merge capability are now cross-browser. ActiveX controls (which are only compatible with IE) have been replaced with Microsoft Silverlight. This plug-in must be downloaded separately from Microsoft, as it is not shipped with PRPC.

Some common PRPC features affected by this change include the Application Document Wizard, App Profile, Specifications Landing Page, Specification form, and Case Type Landing Page.

Prior to using these features, Users of PRPC 7.1.3 need to set up their client system(s) as follows:

1. Install Silverlight plug-in

Follow the PRPC prompt to install Silverlight when you attempt to use the Word merge feature:

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Or download package directly: www.microsoft.com/silverlight/

2. Install PRPC prerequisites

Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) browsers automatically detect the need for PRPC prerequisites and will prompt for install:

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Non-IE browsers will load a pop-up window when the user attempts to use the Word merge feature.  Use the link to manually download PRPC prerequisites:

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Extract the .zip file, execute setup.exe and follow the install wizard:

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Administrators setting up multiple clients at once may refer to the pzSLpreReqs.cab available in the PRPC 7.1.3 resource kit.

3. Restart browser

Log out of PRPC, close all open sessions and restart your browser.

The PRPC feature integrated with Word merge is now ready for use; Silverlight prompts are no longer displayed.

4. Troubleshooting

Silverlight installation requires access to your file system and a registry setting update to “trust” the associated Verisign certificate.  Contact your administrator if you encounter any security or permission errors during this process.

While Silverlight is cross-browser, it is not fully cross-platform.  Mac users may use Word merge features in Chrome via Parallels.

See the PRPC Developer Help for more information on browser setup requirements.

Derby databases are no longer supported

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.8

Previously, an embedded Derby database could be used as a file system. This setup was configured by setting storage/class/<<filesystem>>/type to "embedded" in the prconfig file.

After upgrading, storage types that are specified as "embedded" now default to the local file system.

Simplified process for JMS MDB listener deployment

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.8

The process for deploying a JMS message-driven bean (MDB) that represents a JMS MDB listener has been streamlined for new enterprise applications. It is now less complicated and can be performed in fewer steps.

For more information on deploying to WebSphere, WebLogic, and JBoss, refer to the PDN article Deploying a JMS message-driven bean (MDB) that represents a JMS MDB listener in Pega 7.

Using SAML 2.0 for web single sign-on

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.8

Provide a seamless user-authentication experience across your SAML 2.0-enabled service provider applications by using SAML 2.0 for web single sign-on.

Pega uses this industry-standard protocol to ensure simple and proven connectivity with your Identity Provider (IdP). The Pega 7 platform is fully conformant with the SAML 2.0 web single sign-on and single logout profiles.

For additional information about SAML 2.0 conformance, including configuring Pega 7 as a service provider, see SAML 2.0 conformance for web single sign-on and single logout profiles.

FTPS added to FTP server

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.8

When using FTP Secure (FTPS) in an FTP Server record, you can securely transfer files by using TLS/SSL. A new Security section has been added to the Edit FTP Server configuration page for enabling and configuring FTPS.

For more information, see FTP Secure for FTP server records.

Enhanced error handling in data pages

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.8

All error details in data pages are captured in one easy-to-remember location on the data page. New functions for handling errors from the data layer without using a post-load activity allow you to handle errors without guardrail violations. A new template error handling transform helps to simplify error handling from your response data transforms.

For more information, see Data page error handling.

Pega Connect-CMIS support for NTLM authentication

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.8

Support is now available for using Connect-CMIS rules and NTLMv1 authentication with enterprise content management (ECM) systems such as Microsoft Sharepoint. This capability is provided by the underlying Apache Chemistry OpenCMIS libraries that impose the following restrictions:

  • Only a single NTLM-enabled CMIS connector can be used per node (JVM).
  • Only Basic Authentication and NTLMv1 are supported as authentication methods with Connect-CMIS.

Enhanced interoperability with enterprise content management products

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.8

The Content Management Interoperability service (CMIS) capabilities of the Pega 7 platform now provide enhanced interoperability with enterprise content management products. This improvement uses modern web services components that require a Pega platform running Java 7 or higher when CMIS connectivity through SOAP web services are utilized.

Configuration required for data operations on external schema when using a Postgres database

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.8

When you use the API for data operations on external schema in the Postgres database, you must update the prconfig.xml file. No other platform requires a prconfig.xml update.

To update the prconfig.xml file:

  1. Stop the server and add the following entry to the prconfig.xml file:
    env name="database/databases/postgres_ext/defaultSchema"
    value="externalschema"
    where postgres_ext is the external database that uses the external schema “externalschema”.
  2. Restart the server.

Apply logic to data import fields

Valid from Pega Version 7.3.1

When importing data from an external system, you can translate data fields into values that can be read by Pega® Platform. From the Import wizard, you can do the following actions:

  • Apply a decision tree or decision table to the data that is imported for a field.
  • Use imported data for a field to look up a value in another record. For example, you can look up the key of a record that uses an external identifier to populate a foreign key field.
  • Create templates that contain business logic, which eliminates the need to handle data transformations manually during preprocessing.

For more information, see Transforming data during import.

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