AccessNow Log from Ericom

Change Log — AccessNow

Release notes for Version 10.0      May 2022

  • Access server generates self-signed certificate with Subject Alternative Name
  • Stability changes
  • Printing stability fixes
  • Slight UI appearance changes in Blaze client
  • Security enhancements in Access Server, Access Now, and Blaze
  • This is the last planned version with support for 32bit Windows operating systems
  • New tested operating systems: Win 11, Win Server 2022, Win 10 Enterprise LTSC 2021, Win 10 21H2, Win 10 22H2

Release notes for Version 9.5      February 2021

  • FIPS compliance
  • Triggered upload
  • Fixed 2 issues with Copy/Paste functionality

Release notes for Version 9.1      January 2019

  • Maintenance version – bug fixes and internal optimization (28123, 28820, 27271)

Release notes for Version 9.0      November 2018

  • Windows 2019 support
  • Windows 10 SAC 1809 support
  • Version alignment to 9.0, no major changes in AccessNow
  • ESG: TLS 1.0 disabled by default, can be enabled in the configuration if needed.

Release notes for Version 8.5      September 2018

  • Access Server for Windows supports Windows 10 SAC 1803
  • Fixed ANFileTransfer.exe UploadHandler so that it does not require UAC elevation when launching the configured application (CA0000049923)
  • Improvements to touch detection
  • Faster session termination
  • Stability improvements to Access Server
  • ESG Admin: jQuery components updated to latest version

Release notes for Version 8.4      March 2018

  • Compatible with Windows semi-annual channel versions
  • Added True Lossless options when best quality is required
  • Updated JQuery components to 3.2.1 (26201)
  • Support for URL redirection by non-administrator users on Windows 2016 server
  • Universal printer – initial print job as fast as subsequent print jobs (25078)
  • On Windows 10 and 2016 systems, the log now shows the correct OS version (25128)
  • Improved AccessServer memory management for better stability (23810)
  • Improved AccessServer logging under high load (25339)
  • TB license usage in log fix (22357)

Release notes for Version 8.3      December 2017

  • Added Multi-touch Gesture Redirection functionality
  • Added “Force Touchscreen” option to manually enable/disable touch features
  • Added “Force Virtual Keyboard” option to manually enable/disable the virtual keyboard feature
  • Resolved a display rendering issue on Safari with iOS

Release notes for Version 8.2      October 2017

  • AccessNow URL redirection supports Windows 2008R2, 2012R2, 2016
  • Compatible with Samsung universal print driver for faster printing
  • SSO path is configurable (23812)
  • Improved AccessServer stability

Release notes for Version 8.1      July 2017

  • New client keep-alive heartbeat
  • AccessServer includes stabilization fixes (CA0000034750)

Release notes for Version 7.6.1      February 2017

  • Windows 2016 compatible
  • Updated AccessNow printing engine (resolved: CA0000027126)
  • Auto-detect and switch keyboard language (resolved: CA0000027367)
  • 'Settings' fields can be moved to the Login screen level
  • 'ShowAdvanced' may be hidden now (resolved: CA0000030150)
  • Smashed a bug related to service crash: (resolved CA0000031844, CA0000032064)
  • Resolved CA issues: CA0000030558, CA0000027262, CA0000031844, CA0000032645

Ericom Secure Gateway 7.6.1 updates:

  • End-user client IP address and address range security whitelist
  • Target server IP address and address range security whitelist
  • Relay (AccessServer) server IP address and address range security whitelist
  • Disable HTTP/HTTPS usage to force Websocket mode
  • Enhanced protection against CSRF and same-origin verification

Release notes for Version 7.6      November 2016

  • New and improved AccessNow Start page
  • Click animation for touch-enabled devices
  • Smashed some bugs

  • Release notes for Version 7.5.1      March 2016

    • ALT+Tab button in AccessNow Toolbar
    • Application �Scale to Fit� for applications requiring a fixed resolution
    • Chrome Direct Copy/Paste to/from local device (Windows)
    • The default minimum resolution is now 768 x 600

    Release notes for Version 7.3      November 2015

    • TouchPad Mouse
    • Chrome Direct Copy to local
    • Printing now supported on mobile devices
    • File transfer now supported on mobile devices

    Release notes for Version 7.2      August 2015

    • Microsoft Edge Browser compatible
    • AccessServer is Windows 10 compatible
    • Ericom Secure Gateway updated to 7.2 for alignment
    • Smashed bugs

    Release notes for Version 7.1      June 2015

    • Innovative Auto-Sensing Keyboard
    • Fresh new login experience
    • Responsive design adapts to device form factor

    Release notes for Version 7.0      March 2015

    • Compatible with Ericom Connect
    • Added CTRL+ALT+DEL function to the AccessNow Toolbar
    • Smashed some bugs

    Release notes for Version 3.5      December 2014

    • Cool touch friendly toolbar
    • Direct print mode for faster printing
    • Automatic reconnect upon recovery
    • NLA/TLS support
    • Graphical gestures help screen
    • Easy access keys: ESC, TAB, Windows key

    Release notes for Version 3.4.5      November 2014

    NOTE: This is a maintenance release for the AccessToGo offering; no new features have been added to AccessNow

    Release notes for Version 3.4.2      September 2014

    NOTE: This version is NOT backwards compatible with Blaze version 2.x and AccessToGo version 2.x.
    • Resolves a known issue where the AccessNow keyboard button is not functional on iOS8 devices

    Release notes for Version 3.4      July 2014

    New Features:
    • Smoother PDF scrolling
      Improved scrolling of complex PDF documents in remote sessions
    • Higher Frames Per Second on videos
      50% improvement in frames per second on HD videos and animations
    • Numerous AccessNow keyboard improvements
      Support for English (Australia) keyboard, Swedish/German keyboard fixes, Japanese keyboard fixes
    • Improvements for printing and file transfer
      Support removing of fileUploadIcon / fileDownloadIcon

      • Fixed Issues:
        Suppress double error message (34596)
        Fix F1 key on IE
        Zoom issue on MS Surface(34584)
        Fix Korean/English toggle issue (34128)
        Fix for Swedish keys (34069)
        Android orientation change issue (34553)
        Fix incorrect information on audiomode in config.js (34530)

        Release notes for Version 3.3.1      June 2014

        NOTE: This version is NOT backwards compatible with Blaze version 2.x and AccessToGo version 2.x.

        Critical security fix (see details at

        Release notes for Version 3.3      May 2014

        NOTE: This version is NOT backwards compatible with Blaze version 2.x and AccessToGo version 2.x.
        • SSL Improvements
          Removed all references to OpenSSL and made general SSL fixes
        • New Licensing Mode
          New Licensing Mode for supporting 1000+ AccessServers
        • Performance Enhancements
          Reduced Audio bandwidth by over 75%
        • POST support
          Support for http POST to AccessNow
        • SSL VPN settings
          Better support for SSL VPN
        • Mac Support
          Better support for Mac clients using key combinations
        • Parameter Encryption
          Ability to pass multiple settings using a single, encoded parameter.

        Release Notes for Version 3.2      February 2014

        NOTE: This version is NOT backwards compatible with AccessNow version 2.x.
        1. Session resize
          AccessNow session will automatically resize to fit the browser window after a windows resize or orientation change.
        2. Major performance enhancements
          Major performance enhancements over previous versions including improved video and audio support.
        3. Access Server
          The AccessNow Server is now called Access Server. It is a unified server serving AccessNow and Blaze clients.
        4. 64 Bit & 32 Bit versions
          Access Server is available in 64 Bit & 32 Bit versions to make best use of system resources.
        5. Time zone Redirection
          Default support for using client time zone within sessions. (Can be turned off based on configuration).
        6. Windows SSL
          Access Server now uses standard Windows SSL for improved stability and performance..
        7. RDP redirection
          AccessNow supports RDP redirection for environments making use of RDP farms.
        8. UI Customizations
          Hide Windows login/logoff screens when accessing published applications. Change background color during AccessNow login.
        9. Customize Printer Name
          Customize the printer name that appears within AccessNow.
        10. Ignore URL parameters
          Configure AccessNow to ignore URL parameters for tighter security.

        Release Notes for Version 2.4     

        1. Localization Support
          The AccessNow UI can now be displayed in languages other than English, including Japanese and Chinese. The default display language is set based on the default browser language. Japanese and Korean keyboard layouts are now also supported.
        2. Audio Support for iOS6 and Android.
        3. Touch Support for IE10 (Surface, Windows Phone 8 and Ultrabooks). Note that pinch to zoom
          and panning isn't supported.
        4. AccessNow for VMware application mode You can now specify an application to launch on AccessNow for VMware View
        5. Improved SLL support
          SSL is now implemented with WinSSL (instead of OpenSSL). You can now View/Change/Restore
        6. SSL certificates via the AccessNow Configuration Tool.

        Release Notes for Version 2.2     

        1. Official support for Microsoft Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 and Internet Explorer 10 (IE10)
        2. Support for Safari and Chrome on iOS6, including new iPad, iPad mini and iPhone 5
        3. Support for Firefox 14 and higher on Android
        4. Support for Silk browser on Amazon Kindle Fire HD
        5. Support for connecting through Cisco SSL VPN
        6. Support for folder uploads (currently only for Chrome)
        7. API for File Transfer
        8. New option to display only the connection name in tab title (nameOnly)
        9. Support Command key for right-click on Mac

        Release Notes for Version 2.1     

        1. Access Server is compatible with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012
        2. Supports Ericom Secure Gateway failover sequence
        3. File Transfer for local and mapped drives
        4. Enhanced support for tablets and smartphones
        5. Support for right-click on Mac (Command+left+click)
        6. Automatic language selection � the session's keyboard locale will be selected based on the browser's interface language
        7. Japanese and Korean language input support for all devices (those physical keyboards or virtual keyboards)
        8. Shorter default page URL (https://server-name:8080/)
        9. Performance improvements

        Release Notes for Version 2.0     

        1. Printing: print files from the remote AccessNow session to the local printer
        2. Print as PDF: save print output from the RDP session to the local device as PDF files
        3. File Transfer: transfer files between local and remote sessions
        4. URL Redirection (open URL's using local browser)
        5. HTTPS mode (support for SSL VPN and proxies that do not support WebSockets)
        6. Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 support without requiring Google Chrome Frame

        Release Notes for Version 1.3     

        1. Support for mobile devices � both smartphone and tablets, such as iPad, iPhone, RIM Playbook, etc.
        2. Clipboard support � copy and paste between remote session and local applications.
        3. Audio redirection support: play sound in the AccessNow session
        4. Full support for Chromebook keyboard, including hot keys for extended features such as function keys.
        5. Full support for Windows XP as remote (RDP) host.
        6. Support for latest versions of Chrome, Safari, FireFox, Opera and Microsoft IE10 Beta.
        7. Supports RSA SecurID for two-factor authentication (for VMware View).
        8. New Access Server and licensing configuration utility.
        9. Improved performance and reduced resource utilization.
        10. Secure Gateway can function as an HTTP proxy for VMware View server and IIS.
        11. Secure Gateway can be used as standalone web server for AccessNow.
        12. Enhanced configurability of AN: hidden fields, remember password, etc.
        13. AccessNow API � pass settings from other web applications or services into AccessNow (e.g., credentials for Single Sign-On)
        14. Licensing improvements.
        15. Support for Console sessions
        16. AccessNow client logging for improved customer support.

        R E Q U I R E M E N T S

        Ericom Access Server:
        * Windows operating system; Windows 2003 and 2003 R2 � 32 bit and x64
        Windows 2008 � 32 bit and x64
        Windows 2008 R2, Windows XP (sp2 and up), Vista and Windows 7 � 32 bit and x64.
        Windows 2012, Windows 8
        * Incoming RDP connections enabled on the OS.
        * 20 MB of free Hard-Disk space.
        * MMX and SSE2 capable CPU.
        * Firewalls are configured to allow traffic over the AccessNow port.

        Ericom AccessNow Client (WebComponent):
        HTML5 supported browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera.
        Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
        Windows 2003 and 2003 R24
        Windows 2008
        Windows 2008 R2
        Windows 2012
        * Linux.
        * Mac OSX.
        * iOS and Android


        * When connecting using secure WebSockets or HTTPS, always install a proper certificate on the server-side (Ericom SecureGateway or Access Server).
        * When the AccessNow client is delivered using HTTPS, always connect using secure WebSockets or through the ESG.