Release date (DRACOON cloud): October 13, 2021
About this release
Version 6.8 of the DRACOON Web App offers significant new features. It was deployed on the DRACOON cloud on October 13, 2021 and replaces the previous version 6.6.
Reports on events and user activities in DRACOON
DRACOON now includes extensive reporting functionality. Auditors can use it to track, document, and evaluate events and user activities that have occurred in DRACOON, which can be filtered by data room, user, time period, and event/action type. The results are automatically provided by the DRACOON environment as a report in PDF or CSV format in a data room of choice.
NewClassification for data rooms and folders
Until now, the classification that indicates the confidentiality of an item was only available in DRACOON for files. In version 6.8 of the DRACOON Web App, the classification can now also be specified for data rooms and folders and is displayed as a color icon next to the item.
The classification of a data room (which can be set by the room administrator) also determines the default classification for files uploaded to that data room.
NewPolicy for shares that enforces password protection depending on classification of the shared element
Previously, when sharing items, DRACOON users could decide for themselves whether to protect the share with a password (except for encrypted data rooms, where a share password is always mandatory). DRACOON now provides a new policy that allows configuration managers to specify system-wide that shares always require a password if the shared item has a certain minimum classification (such as "confidential"):
This additional protection ensures that the confidentiality of the item from DRACOON is reliably kept even when it is shared externally.
The new policy is also followed by the latest versions of the official DRACOON clients (DRACOON for Windows/Mac, DRACOON for Outlook, DRACOON for iOS/Android).
NewCopying direct links to DRACOON items for use by other authorized users
In the DRACOON Web App, the internal link to a data room, folder, or file can now be conveniently copied to the clipboard using the Copy direct link command.
The direct link can then be forwarded to users who are also allowed to access the data room. If they open the direct link, the linked item is opened directly in their web app.
With the help of direct links, authorized team members can, for example, be pointed to elements in DRACOON without having to create a share for them.
NewStorage of personal decryption password
From version 6.8 of the DRACOON Web App, users no longer have to re-enter their personal decryption password (for using encrypted data rooms) every time they use the web app: The new Save password on this device option when entering the decryption password, which is active by default, ensures that the password is stored permanently and encrypted in the secure local storage of the browser and can thus be automatically reused the next time the DRACOON Web App is used.
This change not only makes the use of encrypted data rooms more convenient. It also allows that the distribution of new file keys for other users—for which the decryption password is needed—in the DRACOON Web App already starts directly after logging in because the stored decryption password will be automatically available. As a result, other users may gain access to new encrypted files faster.
If necessary, users can delete their saved decryption password from the browser under Manage Profile > Security > Decryption Password in the DRACOON Web App.
NewView medical image (DICOM) files
Medical image files of the DICOM type can now be displayed directly in the DRACOON Web App. The integrated viewer for DICOM files offers various options such as zoom and full-screen mode.
This new feature makes the use of DRACOON in medical scenarios, such as for digital patient records, even more convenient.
This update of the DRACOON Web App offers some additional minor user interface improvements.
As already announced more than a year ago, support for RADIUS authentication has been removed in version 6.8 of the DRACOON Web App. As a replacement for the technically outdated RADIUS protocol, we recommend authentication via OpenID Connect.
Version 6.8 of the DRACOON Web App contains several bug fixes that resolve issues in the DRACOON Web App. For example, videos stored in DRACOON could not be previewed when S3 storage was connected to DRACOON.
For a detailed list of fixes, please see the technical release notes below.
Technical release notes
The technical release notes list all changes included in version 6.8 of the DRACOON Web App.
List of changes in the DRACOON Web App 6.8