We are pleased to announce Topicus KeyHub 12.3. This release brings many improvements to our virtual appliance, IDP initiated SSO flows and a user manual in English. As usual, a large number of smaller improvements have been made and many issues have been fixed.

Important notices

Before upgrading to 12.3 be sure to read the following important notices. Some changes need to be made to your configuration or your upgrade will fail. Also, tightened security validations might impact your SSO applications.

Changes to docker-compose.yml

TKH-969 TKH-972 Starting with 12.3 we now push our docker containers to our own repository. This means you need to change the images in your docker-compose.yml. The repository does not require authentication. For keyhub-db use docker.topicus-keyhub.com/keyhub/keyhub-db and for keyhub-app use docker.topicus-keyhub.com/keyhub/keyhub-app. Also, a new container was added to perform custom attribute evaluation in a sandbox. Without this container, custom attributes on OAuth2 and SAML2 applications will not work. Add the following container to your docker-compose.yml:

    container_name: "keyhub-scriptengine"
    image: docker.topicus-keyhub.com/keyhub/keyhub-scriptengine
    restart: always

Finally, add this new container as a dependency to the keyhub-app container:

     - db
     - scriptengine

Naturally, if you are running the virtual appliance, this will all be handled as part of the regular upgrade.

Changes in callback URL validation

TKH-974 In accordance to the OAuth 2.0 Security recommendations Topicus KeyHub now strictly validates query parameter presence and contents in callback URLs. Before upgrading to 12.3, make sure your OAuth2/OIDC applications have their callback URLs correctly set, including any query parameters. The callback URL used by an application can be seen in the browser console as the redirect_uri query parameter for the request on the /login/oauth2/authorize endpoint. A mismatch in the callback URL will result in an error when trying to use the SSO application. Naturally, the simple wildcards in the hostname or path and the port ranges are still supported.

Search groups on your dashboard

TKH-992 The quick search field on the dashboard now also filters the groups on your dashboard. This allows you to quickly search vault records and groups at the same time.


IDP initiated flows for SAML and OIDC

TKH-985 A new endpoint for IDP initiated SAML and OIDC flows has been added. For example, https://keyhub.example.com/login/initiate?client=urn:amazon:webservices will redirect the user to Amazon. It is also possible to use the client identifier of an OIDC client, which will initiate the third party login flow using the configured Initiate login URI.

Group related audit log messages

TKH-1037 The audit log now shows all group related messages to all members of a group, not just the managers. This will give all members of the group insight in important events such as new members, changes to applications or modified vault records.


Virtual appliance

With our previous release we've introduced a new way to install Topicus KeyHub: a virtual appliance. This release vastly improves the installation via this virtual appliance and integrates the appliance manager with Topicus KeyHub itself. The following issues were solved:

  • TKH-769 System and Topicus KeyHub upgrades are now performed by SaltStack execution modules.
  • TKH-921 OSS licenses are now distributed with the appliance in conformance to the license requirements.
  • TKH-934 The appliance manager can now create and restore backups.
  • TKH-936 The installation wizard now allows creating the first directory and user.
  • TKH-937 You can now configure Single Sign-on between Topicus KeyHub and the appliance manager.
  • TKH-938 Before applying new configuration, the appliance manager now shows the modified settings.
  • TKH-955 Tooling for Azure is now automatically installed when the virtual appliance runs on Azure.
  • TKH-961 TKH-980 TKH-982 TKH-983 Code coverage of the test suite is now recorded and has been improved considerably.
  • TKH-964 The appliance manager now has a user manual.
  • TKH-967 The internet connectivity check now uses a more reliable target.
  • TKH-989 A system update could cause SaltStack to restart and the update to fail.
  • TKH-1001 The transfer of the user session during install has been made much more reliable.
  • TKH-1002 The recovery key that must be downloaded during install now has a descriptive name.
  • TKH-1003 TKH-1042 The iptables configuration now correctly blocks connections to the management ports (50022 and 50443) outside the whitelisted ranges.
  • TKH-1004 It is now possible to upload a certificate bundle as trusted CA.
  • TKH-1006 A configuration error could cause the installation to be blocked because of hidden buttons.
  • TKH-1011 It is no longer possible to configure the deployment mode via the appliance manager.
  • TKH-1013 The version of SaltStack is now managed by the appliance installer.
  • TKH-1014 The progress poller has been made much more resilient to network errors.
  • TKH-1032 Changing the maintenance password no longer requires a restart of Topicus KeyHub.

Small improvements

The following smaller improvements and bug fixes were made:

  • TKH-885 The Topicus KeyHub logos were replaced by SVG images.
  • TKH-887 A manager of an owning group can now directly add new groups to applications and linked systems.
  • TKH-947 A review was performed on correct validation of issuer and audience claims throughout Topicus KeyHub.
  • TKH-949 Measures have been taken to prevent a possible SSRF (Server Side Request Forgery) attack on the authorize endpoint, which could cause a Denial of Service.
  • TKH-952 The application server was upgraded to WildFly 13.
  • TKH-953 The web framework Wicket was upgraded to version 8.
  • TKH-956 Stronger input validation is applied to callback URIs for OAuth2 applications.
  • TKH-957 The code of OIDC flows with Topicus KeyHub as RP was rewritten to make it better maintainable.
  • TKH-966 Performance was improved for most of the authentication flows.
  • TKH-973 A sporadic error was fixed when performing re-authentication via OIDC.
  • TKH-975 The JDBC URL can now be configured on the application container, allowing more customized deployment of the database.
  • TKH-977 Copying the rotating password is now also handled by the browser extension.
  • TKH-978 Testing a connection to an LDAP now resets the internal connection pool.
  • TKH-979 Automatic grouping of elements is now performed case insensitive.
  • TKH-984 The browser extension no longer fills the username with 'undefined' on some pages.
  • TKH-986 Webhooks now support basic auth.
  • TKH-987 The event types vault record read and vault record deleted were switched when configuring webhooks.
  • TKH-988 The counters for selected event types were missing on Firefox when configuring webhooks.
  • TKH-990 Fetching a certificate from the server sometimes gave an error when configuring an LDAP directory.
  • TKH-993 Trying to register a new account when no directory exists gave an error.
  • TKH-997 The contents of a selected vault was not updated when a record was moved to a different vault
  • TKH-998 Moving a vault record was not recorded in the audit log.
  • TKH-999 Copying the username of a vault record from the quicksearch on the dashboard no longer hides the other fields.
  • TKH-1008 The password is now displayed in a monospaced font when editing a vault record.
  • TKH-1015 Recovery of a nonexistent personal vault no longer gives an error.
  • TKH-1020 Registration of an internal account in maintenance mode no longer gives an error.
  • TKH-1024 The manual is now also available in English.
  • TKH-1028 Re-authentication via OIDC resulted in a Javascript error, rendering the return page partly unusable.
  • TKH-1033 Using square brackets in group names could cause errors on some pages.
  • TKH-1035 Resetting the password of an internal account no longer wipes the personal vault for that account.
  • TKH-1036 Invalid 2FA codes were recorded in the audit log twice.
  • TKH-1038 A request for resetting 2FA was erroneously denied when a request for a different account was not yet processed.
  • TKH-1039 The web session timeout was increased to 4 hours.
  • TKH-1041 Webhook deliveries are now removed after 2 days.