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Jama Connect 8.62 - Cloud

By Decoteau Wilkerson posted 06-02-2021 11:15


Release date US: 2021/06/04

Release date AU/EU: 2021/06/05


SAML and Multi-Mode Authentication: New Option That Controls User Provisioning

You can now control the auto-provisioning of new SAML users in both single SAML and multi-mode. If your users are set up as a user in SAML but not yet added to your user table, this option allows you to control whether users can auto-provision in Jama Connect.

  • New option, Disable the auto-generation of new SAML users, was added to the root admin authentication properties. 
  • When this checkbox is selected and properties are saved, your SAML users (SAML and multi-mode) can't sign in to Jama Connect until you add them to the user table. A message tells them to finish the authentication process with their administrator. 
  • This option is selected by default after you upgrade to Jama Connect 8.62. 
  • Cloud customers, if you prefer that new SAML users appear in your instance before they are actually set up (with the correct Permissions, Licenses, User Groups) in the Jama User Table, please contact Support. They can de-select this option in your Root menu.

    Updates from Customer Feedback

    New Field Type: Float
    You can now use custom floating decimal fields to accurately capture values and avoid converting values to another data type. The float field follows IEEE 754. These fields can be positive or negative.

    Attachments in Reviews
    Moderators now have the opportunity to include item attachments in the Review Center.

    Additional Updates

    • Test runs are now automatically unlocked when a user's session times out.
    • New pop-up notification now informs users when download is complete and available on the Reports History page. 

    Usability Improvements


    • When you apply an activity filter to a review, then select an action (approve or reject, review, follow or unfollow), the page now reloads and takes you back to your previous location in the review. 
    • When viewing all your reviews in the table view and opening a review in a new browser tab, you no longer see an error. 

    REST API Updates

    The REST API now supports PUT and PATCH for custom fields in a test run to align with recent updates in UI. These options are available with /v1 and were previously available only within /labs.

    Resolved Issues

    ID Description
    SOS-DEF-2587 When you use these field values in a duplicated project, they now match the time and user who performed the duplication: createdBy, createdDate, modifiedBy, and modifiedDate. 
    SOS-DEF-5251 The filter conditions "Empty" and "Is Not Empty" now return the correct results. 
    SOS-DEF-5332 Large image attachments are now uploaded correctly after a virus scan runs. 

    When right-clicking and selecting "Open in New Tab/Window" on a Review, the selected Review opens (instead of an "Oh No" page.)  



    06-07-2021 01:57

    Thanks, Decoteau!​

    06-04-2021 10:26

    06-03-2021 22:03

    Hi @Decoteau Wilkerson,

    About this, "Cloud customers, contact Support to de-select this option", --- Can't Jama just de-select the option for all "Cloud customers" as soon as the update to 8.62 is done?​ Why are we being requested to file a ticket?

    06-03-2021 15:49

    Hi @Larry Beers and @Devang

    Thank you for reaching out! This new option, which controls user provisioning, will be auto-selected for all Cloud accounts and should not have any impact on current SAML setups.

    Support will need to deselect this option for Cloud customers as this setting is located in the Root menu. I’ve made sure to add that detail in the Release Notes above.

    Even though Cloud customers do not have the ability to deselect this option themselves, we wanted to include it in the update to make them aware that it’s an option.

    Our newly updated User Guide will provide additional information on this (and all changes) coming in 8.62 once it’s been released on June 4, 2021.​​​​​


    06-03-2021 04:30


    I have the same question as Devang.  The SAML enablement for our cloud instance was done by submitting a Support Ticket - since the corresponding Administrator screen is not available to us.


    06-02-2021 20:55

    Hi @Decoteau Wilkerson and/or @Kristina King,

    About this update to 8.62: "SAML and multi-mode authentication: New option that controls user provisioning"
    1) It is not clear from the above if this is meant for Cloud and Self-hosted customers or only for self-hosted.
    2) This option "This option is selected by default after you upgrade to Jama Connect 8.62"... NVIDIA is using SAML, what is the impact on us?