What's New in CTERA Global Portal Version 8.1.x
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What's New in CTERA Global Portal Version 8.1.x

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CTERA Portal version 8.1.x includes a number of new features for global portal administrators:

Setting Up the Database Replication Server

The database replication server is now defined in the user interface instead of during the initial configuration of the serve: The Replication window previously displayed during the server setup, to specify replication of the primary server database is no longer displayed:
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For details about how to specify the database replication server, see Configuring an Additional Server.

Ability to Display Thumbnails

Thumbnails are reduced-size versions of pictures or videos, used to help in recognizing and organizing them, serving the same role for images as a normal text index does for words.

The Thumbnail service is configured by the global administrator. When the CTERA Portal is configured to display thumbnails, the following file types are displayed as thumbnails: JPEG/JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, TIFF, WebP, SVG.

Only files less than 50MB can be displayed as thumbnails. The default maximum size for files is 20MB.

For details, see Managing the Thumbnail Service.

Faster Portal Installation

Some of the portal infrastructure takes a long time to initialize. To make the installation process faster the relevant modules are started in background as a separate task. The portal can be used even before these modules are initialized.

For details, see Initializing Server Modules.

Removed the Deprecated Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Option

The option to define DLP has been deprecated for a few versions and the option has now been removed from the user interface.

Security Section Added to Global Settings

The Global Settings includes a Security section which enables embedding the portal in an inline frame (iframe), by checking Allow embedding End User Services Portal.
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Changes to the Default Virtual Portal Settings

The following changes have been made to the default virtual portal settings, in the global administrator view:

  • Encryption and compression options have been removed from folder group settings:
    Use encryption and Use compression options have been removed from the Default Settings for New Folder Groups section.
  • A new section for cloud folders has been added.
    Enable Windows ACLs and Extended Attributes have been added to a new virtual portal setting, the Default Settings for New Cloud Folder section in the Virtual Portal settings.
    For details, see Default Settings for New Cloud Folder.
  • A new section for integrating CTERA Portal in Microsoft Teams has been added.
    Allowed Domains has been added to a new virtual portal setting, the Microsoft Teams Integration section.
    For details, see Microsoft Teams Integration.

Administrator Reports

By default, new global administrators are no longer sent monthly administrator reports.

For details, see Adding, Editing, or Deleting Global Administrators.

Integrate CTERA Portal in Microsoft Teams

Access to a CTERA Portal can be added to Microsoft Teams as part of a channel or a group chat inside a team or as a personal tab for an individual user.

To integrate a CTERA Portal in Microsoft Teams requires:

  • Enabling the CTERA Portal to be embedded in an inline frame (iframe) by checking Allow embedding End User Services Portal in the Security section of Global Settings, under SETTINGS, in the Control Panel content page.
  • Setting Allowed Domains in the Microsoft Teams Integration section in the virtual portal settings, under SETTINGS, in the Control Panel content page.
  • Uploading the files manifest.json, color.png, and outline.png as a zip file to the Microsoft Teams APP repository.

For details, see Integrate CTERA Portal in Microsoft Teams.


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