Desktop App Changelog

  • Updated on May 24, 2023

Desktop app

3.8.5 (May-25-2023)
3.8.4 (May-10-2023)
3.8.3 (Apr-12-2023)
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  • macOS-Intel
  • macOS-ARM
  • Windows
  • Linux-Deb
  • Linux-RPM
  • [Resolved] Banyan app has migrated commands to PowerShell; the app no longer uses wmic commands.
  • [Resolved] When users connected to Service Tunnel on Windows devices, the IP address without mask defaulted to /8.
3.8.2 (Mar-23-2023)
3.8.1 (Mar-08-2023)
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  • macOS-Intel
  • macOS-ARM
  • Windows
  • Linux-Deb
  • Linux-RPM
  • New Registry Key Trust Factor for Windows devices.
  • New admin-enabled Autorun setting in the Command Center.
  • New Internet Threat Protection (ITP) policies and functionality.
3.7.1 (Feb-08-2023)
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  • macOS-Intel
  • macOS-ARM
  • Windows
  • Linux-Deb
  • Linux-RPM
  • [Resolved] Preinstalled Firefox Extension (without the core browser) was failing device registration
  • [Resolved] MDM parameters were not working as expected for Linux devices
  • [Resolved] Registered 10ZiG devices were showing up as a single device in the Command Center
3.7.0 (Jan-11-2023)
3.6.1 (Dec-21-2022)
3.6.0 (Dec-13-2022)
3.5.0 (Nov-09-2022)
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  • Internationalization of registration on Windows devices
  • Enhanced WireGuard Performance for Windows devices
  • [Resolved] Firewall Trust Level Factor now supports Group Policy settings for Windows devices
3.4.0 (Oct-13-2022)
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  • Trust Levels are replacing numerical Trust Scores in Banyan’s new Granular Trust Scoring model.
  • Lengthened Service Tunnel startup probe timeout.
  • New help button that redirects end users to an internal ticketing system for any assistance.
  • [Resolved] the WireGuard interface now sets the correct MTU size of 1380, allowing Service Tunnel traffic to pass through faster.
3.3.0 (Sept-14-2022)
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  • App logs can be sent directly to Banyan Support from the Health Check page.
  • New app session expiry icon.
  • Service Tunnel quick connect option from the Banyan app icon in the menu bar.
  • MacOS ARM build (in early preview).
3.2.0 (July-28-2022)
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  • [Resolved] Auto-Update TrustScore factor was shown as disabled when using JAMF config profile.
  • [Resolved] Device registration failed for Mac users when the device hostname was missing.
  • Enhanced Service Tunnel validation on connecting; an error now appears if the validation fails.
  • the Run Diagnostic Tool now collects Service Tunnel related logs and data.
  • The support link has been removed from the desktop app.
3.1.0 (Jun-30-2022)
3.0.2 (Jun-23-2022)
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  • Device Trust Verification issues on Linux devices have been resolved.
3.0.1 (Jun-16-2022)
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  • Service Tunnel issues on Windows devices have been resolved.
3.0.0 (Jun-02-2022)
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  • Admin Service: The desktop app now has an administrative component, for any actions within the app that require admin privileges.
  • Enhanced logging, with admin logs.
  • Home tab: A single location for accessing Service Tunnels, Recently Accessed Services, and Active Connections.
  • Enhanced Search: End users can easily search their services catalog without having to re-open the desktop app.
  • New Service Tunnel interface with an Autorun option, so that Service Tunnel connects when an end user logs into the desktop app.
2.6.0 (Feb-24-2022)
2.5.1 (Jan-27-2022)
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  • Banyan’s Desktop App now provides an expiration notification when a user’s login token is 2 hours away from expiring. The expiration notification time is configurable.
2.5.0 (Dec-9-2021)
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  • Added a Run Diagnostic Tool
  • Added support for specifying users in ZeroTouch registration
  • Enhanced app logs
  • Added a keychain explainer prompt to notify macOS users that Banyan needs access to their keychains
2.4.0 (Oct-14-2021)
2.3.0 (Sep-08-2021)
2.2.1 (Jul-02-2021)
2.2.0 (Jul-01-2021)
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  • Simplified Desktop App Registration
  • Viewing Hosted Web Services will require an identity provider login
  • Additional keyboard shortcuts
  • Performance and stability improvements
2.1.0 (May-26-2021)
2.0.1 (May-19-2021)
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  • (Bug fix) Autorun did not respect the configured port and instead chose a random port.
  • (Bug fix) The status of a service did not update properly until the app was refreshed.
  • (Bug fix) Certificate selection pop-up was not suppressed on Windows.
2.0.0 (Apr-28-2021)
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  • Completely revamped Desktop App, including:
    • Enlarged app to display more details throughout. You can manually resize the frame as well as expand it to fullscreen.
    • Services have been organized into sections: My Services and Service Catalog.
      • In the My Services section, you can view Favorites (commonly accessed services) and Autorun (services that start when the Desktop App launches) for quick access.
      • The Service Bundles section includes sets of services configured by Banyan Admins for similar services or projects. They help browsing and for bulk connecting to several services simultaneously.
    • The Services Catalog organizes all of your services according to their type (Hosted Websites, Infrastructure, SaaS Applications).
    • Search for specific services, sort columns alphanumerically, and refresh the lists for any latest changes
    • Previously, you had to click into a service in order to launch it. Now, you can launch and connect to a service from the service list view.
      • The Settings have been organized into sections according to Desktop App settings and preference, then quick links to helpful resources (documentation, app log, and privacy policy).
  • Quicker refresh of Trust Score when checking device posture.
  • (Bug fix) If an organization had multiple devices having serial numbers as “Default string” (literal value) rather than an actual serial number, then the devices appeared in the Command Center as a single device with multiple users.
  • (Bug fix) The one-time passcode exclusion feature was not working for policies configured for individual roles and only worked for policies configured with the ANY roles option.
1.14.1 (Apr-8-2021)
1.14.0 (Apr-7-2021)
1.13.1 (Mar-15-2021)
1.13.0 (Mar-04-2021)
1.12.2 (Feb-12-2021)
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  • (Bug fix) Trust Factor calculations were incorrect for Firewall & AutoUpdate on Linux-RPM.
  • (Bug fix) Suppress error messages when invalid requests are made for port 8118.
  • (Bug fix) Kubernetes services configured without a specific port did not connect because the Desktop App used a random port (as expected) while banyanproxy expected port 8080.
1.12.1 (Feb-01-2021)
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  • Leverages full application path instead of symlink.
  • (Bug fix) Token size limit reached due to having a large group claims.
  • (Bug fix) The RDP Gateway mode did not work in Banyan DesktopApp for Windows.
1.12.0 (Jan-27-2021)
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  • Fixes for macOS Big Sur M1 on ARM64 and X64 devices.
  • Deprecate banyanproxy mode options (HTTP_CONNECT and HTTP_CONNECT_BASTION).
  • In-app indicator for length of time remaining in session.
  • Tray icon indicator for when session is about to expire (yellow at < 2hrs, red after expiry).
  • Display prompt when session expires (configurable in Desktop App settings).
  • New utility functions (--unregister and --remove-staging) for command line when distributing the Banyan Desktop App using a device manager.
  • Banyanproxy, when running in HTTP_CONNECT_DAISY_CHAIN mode, can be configured to only proxy certain IncludeDomains using MTLS. All other domains will be passed through transparently.
  • (Bug fix) banyanproxy did not initiate auth flows for some TCP services when the certificate expired.
1.11.1 (Jan-15-2021)
1.11.0 (Jan-06-2021)

(updated Jan-14-2021)

  • Download v1.11.0 for: macOS, Windows, Linux-Deb, Linux-RPM
  • Added capability to allow Zero Touch Desktop App installation and Banyan organization registration via Device Managers (such as Intune).
  • View services with login token rather than the reporting token.
  • (Bug fix) Link to Banyan’s Privacy Policy was incorrect.
  • (Bug fix) banyanproxy did not inform the end user that the configured local port was already in use.
  • (Bug fix) mdm-config.json was deleted when Desktop App was upgraded.
1.10.1 (Dec-9-2020)
  • Download v1.10.1 for: macOS, Windows, Linux-Deb, Linux-RPM
  • (Bug fix) If a user is a member of many groups, the resulting login token became excessively long which caused logins to fail.
1.10.0 (Dec-2-2020)
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  • Added .rpm version of the Desktop App to support Fedora-based Linux distros. (The .rpm version of the Desktop App does not currently support Trust Scoring for up-to-date OS or Org Preferred Apps.)
  • SSH Config is now saved to its own file (~/.ssh/banyan.config).
  • Display a notification if the device loses Internet connection.
  • Display Device Ownership type.
  • Improved support for Firefox.
  • Improved logging.
  • Windows Firewall Trust Factor determination only considers public and private firewall settings, and ignores the domain firewall setting.
  • Collect Windows bios serial number if baseboard is blank or “default string”
  • SSHCert format changed to SHA-256.
  • Enhanced experience for login certificate renewal.
  • Desktop App now uses an include command to incorporate SSH configs written to ~/.ssh/banyan.config.
1.9.0 (Oct-28-2020)
1.8.2 (Oct-15-2020)
  • Download v1.8.2 for: macOS, Windows, Linux
  • Minor release for bug fixes and stability.
1.8.0 (Oct-01-2020)
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  • Administrators can customize TrustScore remediation instructions and links displayed to end users in the Desktop App. These instructions can be customized for each TrustScore factor and are specific to the device’s operating system.
  • Initial release of Device Trust Verification capability to support native “sandboxed” apps. “Sandboxed” apps are iOS/Android/MacOS/Windows apps that use WebViews for authentication that are unable to access the Banyan Device Cert placed in the device cert store or keychain. (This feature is in early preview and must be explicitly enabled for your organization.)
  • Improved implementation and management of connectivity to SSH services.
1.7.1 (Aug-26-2020)
1.6.0 (Jul-29-2020)
  • Download v1.6.0 for: macOS, Windows, Linux
  • Added a HTTP_CONNECT_DAISY_CHAIN mode for banyanproxy to forward the client’s HTTP CONNECT request to the given proxy host and port. (This feature requires Banyan Netagent v1.27.0+)
  • Administrators can preconfigure all the parameters the end user needs to connect from the Banyan Desktop App to TCP Services.
  • If allowed by Administrators, end users can override preconfigured parameters when connecting to TCP Services.
  • Added configuration to use TrustCert and/or SSHCert.
  • Added configuration to not write to SSH Config.
1.5.2 (Jul-01-2020)
  • Download v1.5.2 for: macOS, Windows, Linux
  • Added configuration options for deploying Desktop App via Device Managers.
  • For devices managed by Workspace ONE UEM, device TrustScore calculation accounts for Workspace ONE UEM factors.
1.5.1 (Jun-03-2020)
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  • Added configuration options when deploying Desktop App via Device Managers.
  • Device Manager configurations are no longer contained in config.json; instead these should be in a mdm-config.json file in the Desktop App installation directory. If you configured Device Manager settings with Banyan Desktop App v.1.5.0, you must move the existing configurations from config.json to mdm-config.json.
1.5.0 (May-06-2020)
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  • Added features to enable fleet deployments using Device Managers, including:
    • Ability to pre-populate invite code
    • Better integration with Workspace ONE UEM
  • Simplified authentication flows needed for an end user to view their Services and TrustScore
  • Added feature to automatically suppress the Device Certificate pop-up in Windows (Chrome, IE) and MacOS (Chrome, Safari) browsers
  • Better support for developers workflows
  • (Bug fix) Devices where SerialNumber is “0” (such as VirtualBox VMs) are now treated the same as devices that do not have a serial number.
1.4.1 (Apr-08-2020)
  • Download v1.4.1 for: macOS, Windows, Linux
  • Released Banyan Desktop App for Linux (Ubuntu-only) with the following known feature limitations:
    • Device must have Chrome installed, and also set as its default browser.
    • User must use Chrome when registering their device and connecting to services.
    • User must have administrative privileges on their Linux device in order to install the Banyan Linux Desktop App.
    • Device must have certutil installed.
    • Multiple organizations are not supported. Users must de-register their device in order to register with a separate organization.
    • Firewall data is not collected.
    • banyanproxy is not placed in $PATH.
  • (Bug fix) Implemented fixes to TrustScore calculations when overridden.
  • (Bug fix) Fixed behavior related to Desktop App starting on bootup.
  • (Bug fix) Implemented fixes to Root & Intermediate Cert install/uninstall.
1.4.0 (Mar-25-2020)
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  • Added option to automatically launch Desktop App on device startup.
  • Display a list of other devices the user has registered with Banyan.
  • Simplified connection workflow to generic TCP services.
  • Prompt to ask for Device Ownership on registration.
  • Allow installation of Desktop App when a device has no SerialNumber value.
  • Added support for organizations with Intermediate CA certificates (existing capability supported Root CA certificates).
1.3.0 (Mar-11-2020)
  • Download v1.3.0 for: macOS, Windows
  • Added auto-update capability so end users are automatically notified of new versions and can update with a button click.
  • Fixed intermittent ‘Delete Device Registration’ error.
  • Ensure banyanproxy is placed in PATH consistently.

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