Wickr Enterprise - Release Notes

v1.14.0 (1123)

released 06-10-2021
Platform Version
Desktop 5.81.11
Android 5.81.6
iOS 5.81.9
Release 1.14.0 (1123)
Bot Version 5.81.11.01
  • added All

    • Delete for all and Delete for me have been consolidated into a single Delete function with the same functionality as the previous Delete for all.
    • Users on Beta Sentinel-enabled networks will now receive security level alerts when sending files in mixed rooms.
    • Users can now choose to have a sound play when participants on a call disconnect. This is off by default and available in Settings -> Calling.
    • Bots are now more clearly identified in the client via labels and icons, as well as under the Bot header on the dashboard.
  • added Android

    • Users are now presented with a confirmation when sending a file from the keyboard such as a gif.
  • added iOS

    • Searching now has visual feedback in the form of a spinner while waiting for results.
    • Users are now able to reply to notifications including from Apple Watch.
  • added Admin & Backend

    • [V&V] Bandwidth Estimator improvements
    • [V&V] Packet queueing improvements
  • changed Admin & Backend

    • The container and service admin-onprem has been removed. This was the service for the older Admin v1.
    • The bot-enterprise-services service now points to admin-api instead of admin-onprem.
    • The downloadMessage endpoint from the messaging service now points to switchboard for added performance.
    • PM2 has been replaced with WPM2 in all containers. For those customers using metric scraping, these have been renamed from pm2_ to wpm2_.
  • fixed Desktop

    • [P1] Fixed some issues causing OS notifications to not display properly.
    • [P1] Resolved an issue when downloading files if the Windows AppData path contained special characters.
    • [P1 V&V] Resolved an issue where call audio would continue for 1-2 seconds after a call had ended in some circumstances.
    • [P1 V&V] Fixed an issue that caused out of network users to not show in the participants list when added to a call.
    • [P2] Fixed a bug that caused users to receive double notifications in some cases.
    • [P2] Blacklisted filetypes now effect messages in conversations.
    • [P2] Fixed a bug causing image previews to not appear on Linux.
    • [P2] Fixed issue causing users to be unable to resend files and images after regaining network connectivity.
    • [P2] Fixed an issue causing room descriptions to be cut off erroneously in Windows.
    • [P2 V&V] Fixed a bug causing avatars to sometimes not display for the active speaker in a call.
    • [P3] Fixed a bug allowing users to record and send voice memos under 2 seconds long.
  • fixed Android

    • [P1] Resolved issues around scanning the code for Device Sync, the brightness of the QR screen has been increased.
    • [P1] Fixed a crash that could occur when a user quickly navigated away from the bot disclaimer.
    • [P1] Fixed a crash that could occur in some situations when adding a user to an existing room or group.
    • [P1 V&V] Audio will now resume playing correctly on bluetooth devices after a Wickr call ends.
    • [P2] Fixed an issue on some android devices ( Pixel 5 ) that could cause screen share to show incorrectly off center.
    • [P2] Fixed an issue causing security tags to not show as expected when creating conversations with out of network users in Beta Sentinel-enabled networks.
    • [P2] Reduced delay in user name changes from Admin console being reflected in the client UI.
    • [P2] Reduced delay in Out Of Network user label refreshing by fixing a bug.
    • [P3] Fixed a bug that caused text and options to appear out of bounds on some device and font size combinations.
    • [P3] Fixed a minor bug wherein users reading messages on two devices at the same time could end up with message staying in the Locked state erroneously.
    • [P3 V&V] Resolved an issue causing the “Meeting ended by host dialog to pop up erroneously when ending your own meeting.
  • fixed iOS

    • [P0] Resolved a crash that could occur when deleting a user.
    • [P0] Fixed an issue that could cause users with WOA enabled to not receive notifications after a network disruption.
    • [P1] Resolved many dark/light theme bugs.
    • [P1] Resolved issue wherein the presence indicator could show an incorrect status in some situations.
    • [P1] Fixed crash caused due to a memory issue when opening multiple conversations with Beta Sentinel chat block.
    • [P1] Resolved an issue with the voice memo functionality causing users to receive no audio upon hitting play.
    • [P1] Fixed a bug that prevented users from receiving notifications from the extension in some cases.
    • [P1] Fixed a bug that prevented users from joining ongoing calls by tapping on the dashboard calling button in some circumstances.
    • [P1 V&V] Resolved an issue causing users to still receive call ringing notifications on iPhone when the call had already been accepted on iPad.
    • [P2] Fixed an issue causing Screenshot Detection to erroneously notify users in the room repeatedly for the same screenshot.
    • [P2] Fixed a bug that could cause device sync to appear to time out.
    • [P2] Fixed a bug that could cause the Downloading Messages screen to not be shown.
    • [P2] Fixed an iPad specific bug that sometimes caused the room chat screen to not disappear when a moderate deleted or left the room.
    • [P2] Fixed a potential crash when re-sending an unsent screenshot.
    • [P2] Resolved an issue where replying to a message in a Beta Sentinel-enabled network would not cause a warning to appear.
    • [P2] Fixed a bug causing pinned rooms to not move to the unread section when pinning and unpinning an unread chat.
  • fixed Admin & Backend

    • [P0] Better error handling was added on new message signal to increase tolerance.
    • [P1] Addressed potential security vulnerabilities in backend dependencies.
    • [P2] Resolved an issue causing CSV import on Admin V2 to fail if special characters were present in the uploaded CSV.
    • [P2] Fixed an issue causing CSV imported users to automatically be assigned to the default security group in the Admin Console.
    • [P2] Fixed a bug in the Admin Console for Beta Sentinel-enabled networks in which users could be shown a “0” level security level instead of the default.
    • [P2] Resolved an issue where the wrong text was shown when an Admin invited an existing user.
  • known Known Issues

    • [Desktop] In some situations a frame from a previous screenshare is showing in place of the user avatar underneath the main video window.
    • [Android] Search functionality is case sensitive.
    • [iOS] In some cases predictive text can block options on the bottom of the screen.
    • [Admin API] A successful status code is returned erroneously when creating a user but using an invalid group id in the request.

v1.13.6 (1061)

released 05-14-2021
Platform Version
Desktop 5.76.14
Android 5.76.5
iOS 5.76.9
Release 1.13.6 (1061)
Bot Version 5.68.14.03
  • fixed Admin Panel & Backend
    • Addressed potential security issue
    • Fixed an issue with admin-api that could cause the admin console to become unresponsive
    • Resolved an issue related to SSO logout

v1.13.4 (1022)

released 04-16-2021
Platform Version
Desktop 5.76.14
Android 5.76.5
iOS 5.76.9
Release 1.13.4 (1022)
Bot Version 5.68.14.03
  • fixed Admin Panel & Backend
    • [P0] Fixed an issue causing the messaging service to not find the APNS certificate. This would effect message sends to and from iOS devices, as well as room creation.

v1.13.3 (1012)

released 04-01-2021
Platform Version
Desktop 5.76.14
Android 5.76.5
iOS 5.76.9
Release 1.13.3 (1012)
Bot Version 5.68.14.03
  • added Desktop

    • Opus has replaced AAC as the codec for Wickr calling. Customers should expect improved audio quality overall.
    • Support added for SSL client certificates. This also allows the use of some smartcards to log in to the Wickr app in some situations.
  • added Android

    • Opus has replaced AAC as the codec for Wickr calling. Customers should expect improved audio quality overall.
  • added iOS

    • Opus has replaced AAC as the codec for Wickr calling. Customers should expect improved audio quality overall.
    • Users should now see a progress bar when messages are syncing.
    • Dark mode is now supported during registration.
  • added Admin Panel and Back-end

    • Wickr Sentinel BETA - Beta only version of our tagging and alerting system.
    • Deeplink urls now route through the messaging service for decreased external exposure. This was done to limit the number of endpoints that need to be externally exposed for the clients. Customers should be aware with this change that they will only see the updated deeplink url for net new config files. However existing deeplink tokens can continue to function if needed by changing the link format. Reach out to Wickr Support for instructions.
    • New Service: react: Created to support the change to deeplink urls. This container has routes for /admin and /deeplink/config directed to it. It contains only static assets and is not subject to the admin whitelist. With these changes /admin-api is now the only endpoint subject to the admin whitelist as it is the sole endpoint servicing admin CRUD operations.
  • added Calling

    • Will now handle packet loss better.
    • Improved frame rates in low resolution situations.
  • fixed Desktop

    • [P1] Fixed Windows bug causing problems during page scrolling.
    • [P1] Resolved an issue where users own outbox messages on their own devices would in some situations not expire as expected. This did not affect expiry on other users devices.
    • [P1] Fixed a bug involving local database locking that had the potential to cause local data loss.
    • [P1] [V&V] Fixed an issue that could cause users to wait an unnecessarily long amount of time between ending and starting a new call.
    • [P1] [V&V] Resolved an issue that could cause active speaker to not switch when expected.
    • [P1] [V&V] Fixed an issue that caused the system microphone on Mac to remain active after the call ended.
    • [P2] Fixed a bug involving emoji reactions that could in some cases result in an in-network user incorrectly being identified as an out-of-network user in the UI.
    • [P2] Updates to several libraries to prevent security vulnerabilities.
    • [P2] Added additional error state and message for situations in which the switchboard service becomes unavailable. This resolves a crash from this state previously.
    • [P2] Fixed an issue causing the SSO cache not to clear when appropriate in the presence of certain errors.
  • fixed Android

    • [P1] Resolved an issue that in some cases could cause presence to continue showing after being disabled by the user.
    • [P1] Fixed multiple app crash scenarios.
    • [P2] Added additional error state and message for situations in which the switchboard service becomes unavailable. This resolves a crash from this state previously.
    • [P3] Fixed misleading wording on password failure around resetting the application.
    • [P3] Fixed a bug wherein @mention messages would show incorrectly between markdown messages.
    • [P3] Fixed bug causing appearance icon to not be visible in the settings page when using dark mode.
  • fixed iOS

    • [P0] Fixed an issue causing clients with WOA enabled to cease getting notifications after network disruptions.
    • [P0] Fixed a bug that could cause the application to freeze and require a force close on deleting a conversation.
    • [P0] [V&V] Fixed a bug where users could still see video from an iOS user while the iOS user was on a standard phone call.
    • [P0] [V&V] Fixed a bug where switching from desktop to iOS on a call could cause the call to display as muted incorrectly.
    • [P1] Resolved an issue that in some cases could cause presence to continue showing after being disabled by the user.
    • [P1] Unsent messages now correctly send when backgrounding the app.
    • [P1] Fixed a crash caused by toggling dark or light mode while in the guided tutorial.
    • [P2] Added additional error state and message for situations in which the switchboard service becomes unavailable. This resolves a crash from this state previously.
    • [P2] [V&V] Fixed an issue causing an invited users calling screen to remain open after the host ended the call.
    • [P2] Fixed a bug causing the guided tutorial to not display correctly when a user immediately upon logging in sent a message in a room.
  • fixed Admin Panel & Backend

    • [P1] Fixed an issue causing search to not work properly under restricted federation.
    • [P1] [V&V] Fixed a calling shutdown related crash.
    • [P1] [V&V] Fixed a crash related to Apple M1 hardware.
    • [P1] Corrected TLS connections to the Messaging service from other internal services.
    • [P1] Fixed an issue with the switchboard service that could lead to a bad state when large numbers of messages were sent to offline apps.
    • [P2] Fixed an issue that could potentially lead to a certificate being shown as invalid in admin v2 if said certificate contained a trailing line break.
    • [P2] Simplified the path to enabling restricted federation in admin v2.
    • [P2] [V&V] Fixed issues with window capturing on the Windows application.
    • [P2] [V&V] Added fix to deal with arbitrary data before the BEGIN CERTIFICATE section of the certificate.
    • [P2] Fixed a bug causing the calling ui to show incorrectly after toggling between dark and light modes in settings.
    • [P2] Updates to several libraries in Admin V2 to prevent security vulnerabilities.
    • [P2] Addressed a minor security vulnerability in admin console that allowed users to view internal page layouts.
    • [P2] Fixed an issue causing the WOA options to not show in settings for newly created security groups.
    • [P3] [V&V] Fix for device initialization for devices supporting multichannel (3 or more) configurations.
  • known Known Issues

    • [Android] In some cases changes to usernames in the admin panel are not reflected in the My Account page along with rooms and DMs.
    • [iOS] The client may not show the “Downloading Messages” screen when signing back in and downloading a large number of messages from the server.
    • [macOS] Users are not redirected to the message when clicking on a push notification.
    • [Windows] Certain specific hardware or graphics drivers may cause high CPU usage or screen tearing within the application in rare circumstances.
    • [Windows] Certain specific hardware may cause users video to display upside down.
    • [Desktop] “Multiple code block markdown” may not be shown on the text entry box upon pressing its keyboard shortcut.
    • [Android] Searching contacts for a username is case sensitive.
    • [Android] For networks with Wickr Sentinel enabled a crash may occur when quickly joining and immediately leaving a room.
    • [Android] File transfers may not work if initiated when offline and restarted when back online.
    • [Android] For networks with Wickr Sentinel enabled out-of-network users may erroneously show a security tag other than the lowest.