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IBM API Connect V2018.4.1.6-ifix2 is available

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IBM API Connect V2018.4.1.6-ifix2 is now available. This update includes important internal development and field reported fixes.

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IBM API Connect 2018.x delivers enhanced capabilities for the market-leading IBM API management solution. In addition to the ability to deploy in complex, multi-cloud topologies, this version provides enhanced experiences for developers and cloud administrators at organizations.

The API Connect 2018.4.1.6-ifix2 update includes important internal development and field reported fixes. 

A special note on upgrades from prior versions of API Connect v2018.4.1.x:  API Connect v2018.4.1.5 is now a pre-requisite for API Connect v2018.4.1.6 for VMWare (.OVA) deployments.  You may not upgrade your API Connect topology to 2018.4.1.6 without first being at the v2018.4.1.5 level.  Again, this restriction applies to VMWare (.OVA) deployments only of IBM API Connect v2018.4.1.6.  This is due to the level of kubernetes deployed with the VMWare (.OVA) installation of IBM API Connect v2018.4.1.6 and restrictions around skipping levels of kubernetes when upgrading.

See the "What's New" topic in the API Connect Knowledge Center for more information on new features included in API Connect v2018.4.1.6-ifix2

API Connect v2018.4.1.6-ifix2 contains the following field reported APARs:

APAR Summary
LI80420 ON DEVELOPER PORTAL, PASSWORD STRENGTH CONSTRAINT IS NOT APPLIED WHEN CREATING A NEW ACCOUNT
LI80609 PUBLISHED PRODUCT MAY NOT APPEAR ON THE DATAPOWER GATEWAY
LI80616 UNABLE TO LOGIN TO PORTAL USING A NEW CREATED 'NO PERMISSIONS' ROLE
LI80655 DEVELOPER PORTAL CHANGE PASSWORD PAGE SHOWS SAME MESSAGE "NEW ROLE WAS ADDED OR EXISTING PASSWORD POLICY..." MULTIPLE TIMES
LI80672 GETTING [] INSTEAD OF {} IN ADVANCED DEVELOPER PORTAL
LI80707 2018.4.1.2 INSTALLED AND CANNOT SAVE SOAP APIS AS A NEW VERSION
LI80708 INCREASE IN DEFAULT MEMORY ALLOCATED TO CASSANDRA IN OVA INSTALLATIONS
LI80756 ENGLISH ERROR MESSAGE IN GERMAN LOCAL API DESIGNER (TOOLKIT)
LI80759 SLOW UI RESPONSE TIME WHEN ASSIGNING APIS TO PRODUCTS IN DESIGNER WITH LARGE NUMBER OF APIS AND PRODUCTS
LI80774 UPDATE IDENTITY PROVIDER NAME WHEN REGISTRY NAME IS UPDATED
LI80782 ERROR 400 WHEN DISPLAYING LIST OF PRODUCTS IN A CATALOG WITH SPACES
LI80785 INCORRECT SERVICE STATE ON SYNCHRONIZATION FAILURE
LI80788 USERNAME / PASSWORD IS AUTO-POPULATED IN THE API ASSEMBLY - INVOKE POLICY
LI80795 DEVELOPER PORTAL AFTER SET MAX PASSWORD LENGTH IN PASSWORD POLICY IT DOESN'T SHOW THIS RESTRICTION IN CHANGE PASSWORD PAGE
LI80805 LINE BREAKS IN EXAMPLE CERTIFICATE VALUE BREAK PORTAL TRY IT OPTION
LI80807 API CONNECT 2018.4.1.4 API GATEWAY LOGS GATEWAY PEERING ERROR ALL SENTINELS ARE UNREACHABLE
LI80813 PORTAL MAIL PROVIDER IS MISSING BCC SUPPORT
LI80815 IN PORTAL WORKBENCH->CREATE CONTENT SHOULD NOT HAVE LINK TO CREATE APIS, PRODUCTS, CONSUMER ORGS AND APPS
LI80816 "CANNOT READ PROPERTY 'URL' OF UNDEFINED" WHEN REMOVING THE ONLY GATEWAY SERVICE FROM A PUBLISHED PRODUCT IN A SPACE.
LI80837 DEL/CLEAR OPERATION APIM/LUR CLIENT OPENING TOO MANY CONNECTION FOR CASSANDRA
LI80839 DISABLE OPTIONS METHOD ON API
LI80842 PORTAL USER CANNOT SWITCH TO CONSUMER ORG, UI UNRESPONSIVE
LI80843 LONG RESPONSE TIME DURING OIDC PORTAL LOGIN
LI80844 AFTER CREATING A CONSUMER ORG IN API MANAGER, LOGIN WITH THIS USER ON DEVELOPER PORTAL CAN FAIL
LI80850 USERS UNABLE TO LOGIN TO CLOUD ADMIN / API MANAGER UIS
LI80851 VANITY ENDPOINT TYPES ARE DISPLAYED INCORRECT ON DEVELOPER PORTAL
LI80853 UNEXPECTED URL QUERY PARAMETER WHEN SWITCHING PORTAL LANGUAGES
LI80867 GATEWAY PEERING DATABASE SIZE CAN GROW INDEFINITELY AS API SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE ADDED AND REMOVED
LI80868 SAVING "INFO" OR "SCOPE" IN THIRD PARTY OAUTH PROVIDER UI RETURNS BASIC AUTHENTICATION PASSWORD SET TO '********'
LI80873 FAILURE CREATING NEW APPLICATION FROM SUBSCRIBE PAGE ON DEVELOPER PORTAL
LI80876 APIM POD DEATH DUE TO CASSANDRA WHILE GATEWAY SYNCHRONIZATION
LI80881 OIDC TOKEN EXPIRY RESULTS IN PERMISSIONS ERROR IN THE DEVELOPER PORTAL
LI80882 APPLICATION IMAGE UPLOAD OPTION IS DISPLAYED FOR USERS WHEN FEATURE IS DISABLED
LI80885 GATEWAY MAY FAIL TO SYNCHRONIZE AFTER RESTORE
LI80888 ERROR IN THE DEVELOPER PORTAL STATING NON VALID SWAGGER AFTER DEACTIVATING SECURITY DEFINITION
LI80889 DRUPAL VULNERABILITY 2019 - PSA-2019-05-07   
LI80891 API CONNECT UI NOT STARTING ON OPENSHIFT 3.9
LI80892 PORTAL APPLICATION CLIENT CERTIFICATE APPEARS EMPTY WHILE EDITING
LI80921 JAVA UPDATES
LI80923 INFORMATION DISCLOSURE VULNERABILITY
LI80927 INFORMATION DISCLOSURE VULNERABILITY
LI80956 MYSQL LIBMYSQLD (CVE-2018-3123)
LI80958 PHP VULNERABILITIES

Database technology used in this release:

IBM API Connect relies on SQL and no-SQL database technology to provide persistent storage of objects required for the function of the product.  Database technology requires fast and reliable storage and, in the case of a highly available configuration, the database must perform adequately in a clustered configuration.  

GlusterFS: Testing of IBM API Connect when using GlusterFS has shown that GlusterFS does not provide the speed or reliability for any of the database technology used in IBM API Connect and thus should not be considered for use as the clustered storage facility with this product.

AWS EBS: IBM API Connect deployed on Kubernetes in EC2 instances on AWS should make use of the AWS EBS storage solution with GP2 or IO1 type.

Upgrading to 2018.4.1.6-ifix2 makes changes to the underlying data structure of API Connect.  It is highly recommended to have automatic backups configured in your environment and at least one successful backup complete prior to performing this upgrade.

We advise all users of prior version of API Connect v2018.x to install this update to take advantage of the fixes.

For more information about this release, see API Connect Knowledge Center: What's new in this release .

Support lifecycle policy for IBM API Connect Version 2018.4.1.6-ifix2:

IBM API Connect 2018.4.1.6 is fix pack to a Long-Term Supported (LTS) release.  API Connect 2018.4.1.6-ifix2 is a recommended product level for which support, including defect and security updates, will be provided through cumulative, in-place Fix Packs until the effective end of service (EOS) date for IBM API Connect 2018.4.1.x.  An LTS release is intended for customers that may need a longer-term deployment for their environment. For more information, see IBM API Connect v2018.x Support Lifecycle.

Downloads:

Full installation files for IBM API Connect 2018.4.1.6-ifix2, the IBM API Connect 2018.4.1.6-ifix2 Toolkit files, and the IBM API Connect Migrate Utility can be downloaded from Fix Central :

Description – File Name Date Published
IBM API Connect Management V2018.4.1.6 Containers
June 26, 2019
IBM API Connect Developer Portal V2018.4.1.6 Containers
June 26, 2019
IBM API Connect Analytics V2018.4.1.6 Containers
June 26, 2019
IBM API Connect Management V2018.4.1.6 for VMWare
July 1, 2019
IBM API Connect Developer Portal V2018.4.1.6 for VMWare
July 1, 2019
IBM API Connect Analytics V2018.4.1.6 for VMWare
July 1, 2019
IBM API Connect Install Assist V2018.4.1.6 for Linux
July 1, 2019
IBM API Connect Install Assist V2018.4.1.6 for Mac
July 1, 2019
IBM API Connect Install Assist V2018.4.1.6 for Windows
July 1, 2019
IBM API Connect Toolkit V2018.4.1.6 for Linux
June 26, 2019
IBM API Connect Toolkit V2018.4.1.6 for Mac
June 26, 2019
IBM API Connect Toolkit V2018.4.1.6 for Windows
June 26, 2019
IBM API Connect Toolkit Designer with Loopback V2018.4.1.6 for Linux
June 26, 2019
IBM API Connect Toolkit Designer with Loopback V2018.4.1.6 for Mac
June 26, 2019
IBM API Connect Toolkit Designer with Loopback V2018.4.1.6 for Windows
June 26, 2019
IBM API Connect V2018.4.1.6 Analytics .OVA Upgrade File
July 1, 2019
IBM API Connect V2018.4.1.6 Management Server .OVA Upgrade File
July 1, 2019
IBM API Connect V2018.4.1.6 Developer Portal .OVA Upgrade File
July 1, 2019
IBM DataPower Gateway for Docker Production Edition v2018.4.1.6 (Note: same file for ifix2 as 2018.4.1.6)
idg_dk2018416.lts.prod.tar.gz
June 12, 2019
IBM DataPower Gateway for Docker Non-Production Edition v2018.4.1.6 (Note: Same file for ifix2 as 2018.4.1.6)
idg_dk2018416.lts.nonprod.tar.gz
June 12, 2019

Ensure that you have read and understood the installation instructions for OVAs and Containers before downloading and using the installation files. You can find detailed installation instructions in IBM API Connect Knowledge Center -- Installing API Connect .



Beginning with API Connect v2018.4.1.4, files for ICP Installation will be provided outside of the main fixpack availability but generally within a week of the fixpack availability date.  Please see the table below for the availability and download links from Fix Central.

ICP Installation Files for API Connect v2018.4.1.6-iFix2

Description – File Name Date Published
IBM API Connect ICP Enterprise V2018.4.1.6-iFix2
IBM_API_Connect_ICP_Enterprise_2018.4.1.6-iFix2.0.zip
June 28, 2019
IBM API Connect ICP Professional V2018.4.1.6-iFix2
IBM_API_Connect_ICP_Professional_2018.4.1.6-iFix2.0.zip
June 28, 2019


 

IBM API Connect Migrate Assist

For details on the IBM API Connect Migrate Assist, please see the Knowledge Center here for more details.

Description – File Name Date Published
IBM API Connect Migrate Assist Beta
apic_migrate_utility
May 10, 2019


 

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Document information

More support for: IBM API Connect

Component: Not Applicable

Software version: 2018.4.1.0, 2018.4.1.1, 2018.4.1.2, 2018.4.1.3, 2018.4.1.4, 2018.4.1.5

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 0887151

Modified date: 02 July 2019