Client Changelog

Changes to Banyan's desktop app, mobile app, & Chrome Extension

  • Updated on Apr 10, 2024

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April 10th 2024


March 18th 2024

  • Support for URL filtering
  • new Internet access issue after the app showed the following error “Internet Threat Protection could not be configured; port 53 in use”.
  • Previous versions of the app (3.8.2 and older) were able to handle registrations for machines that did not have a serial number by creating a serial number. This functionality was restored.

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February 15th 2024


January 17th 2024


December 13th 2023

  • new Banyan’s desktop app now updates (instead of regenerates) the kube config file when end users connect to a Kubernetes service, retaining previous configuration used by kubectl.

November 15th 2023

  • fix The admin-server did not have access to the http proxy on the user context for the desktop app. The app now supports HTTP proxy setting consistently across app components (including the admin server).

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November 8th 2023


October 11th 2023


September 20th 2023

  • new Trust Level updates when users switch orgs via the desktop app.
  • new ITP and TrustScoring now function via the Admin Service alone (independently of the desktop app); therefore, the desktop doesn’t need to be running in order for these functionalities to work.
  • new Chrome Version Trust Factor in early preview.
  • fix End users were receiving a ‘Could not fetch devices’ error when switching networks on the desktop app.

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August 10th 2023


July 12th 2023


June 14 2023


May 25th 2023


May 10th 2023


April 12th 2023

  • fix Banyan app has migrated commands to PowerShell; the app no longer uses wmic commands.
  • fix When users connected to Service Tunnel on Windows devices, the IP address without mask defaulted to /8.

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March 23 2023


March 8th 2023

  • 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.

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February 8th 2023

  • fix Preinstalled Firefox Extension (without the core browser) was failing device registration
  • fix MDM parameters were not working as expected for Linux devices
  • fix Registered 10ZiG devices were showing up as a single device in the Command Center

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January 11th 2023


December 21st 2022


December 13th 2022


November 9th 2022

  • new Internationalization of registration on Windows devices.
  • Enhanced WireGuard performance on Windows devices.
  • fix Firewall Trust Level Factor now supports Group Policy settings for Windows devices.

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October 13th 2022


September 14th 2022

  • new App logs can be sent directly to Banyan Support from the Health Check page.
  • new App session expiry icon.
  • new Service Tunnel quick connect option from the Banyan app icon in the menu bar.
  • new macOS ARM build (in Early Preview).

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July 28th 2022

  • fix Auto-Update TrustScore factor was shown as disabled when using JAMF config profile.
  • fix 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.
  • new Run Diagnostic Tool now collects Service Tunnel related logs and data.
  • The support link has been removed from the desktop app.

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June 30th 2022


June 23rd 2022

  • fix Device Trust Verification issues on Linux devices have been resolved.

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June 16th 2022

v3.0.1 (Windows)
  • fix Service Tunnel issues on Windows devices have been resolved.

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June 2nd 2022

  • new 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.
  • new Home tab: A single location for accessing Service Tunnels, Recently Accessed Services, and Active Connections.
  • new 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.

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February 24th, 2022


January 27th, 2022


December 9th, 2021

  • new Run Diagnostic Tool.
  • new Support for specifying users in ZeroTouch registration.
  • Enhanced app logs.
  • new Keychain explainer prompt to notify macOS users that Banyan needs access to their keychains.

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October 14th 2021


September 8th 2021


July 2nd 2021


July 1st 2021

  • Simplified Desktop App Registration
  • Viewing Hosted Web Services will require an identity provider login
  • Additional keyboard shortcuts
  • Performance and stability improvements

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May 26th 2021


May 19th 2021

  • fix Autorun did not respect the configured port and instead chose a random port.
  • fix The status of a service did not update properly until the app was refreshed.
  • fix Certificate selection pop-up was not suppressed on Windows.

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April 28th 2021

  • Desktop app re-design:
    • 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.

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April 8th 2021


April 7th 2021


March 15th 2021


March 4th 2021


February 12th 2021

  • (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.

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February 1st 2021

  • 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.

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January 27th 2021

  • 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.

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January 15th 2021


January 6th 2021


(updated Jan-14-2021)

  • 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.

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December 9th 2020

  • (Bug fix) If a user is a member of many groups, the resulting login token became excessively long which caused logins to fail.

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December 2nd 2020

  • 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.

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October 28th 2020


October 15th 2020


October 1st 2020

  • 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.

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August 26th 2020


July 29th 2020

  • 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.

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July 1st 2020


June 3rd 2020

  • 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.

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May 6th 2020

  • 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.

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April 8th 2020

  • 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.

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March 25th 2020

  • 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).

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March 11th 2020

  • 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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April 10th 2024

v2.3 (Android and iOS)

August 28th 2023

v2.2.2 (Android)
  • Compliance updates.
  • Updated app description.

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June 13th 2023

v2.2.1 (Android)
  • fix Landscape mode was not working on Android devices.

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v2.2.1 (iOS)
  • fix Crash on iOS with expiration task.

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May 10th 2023

v2.2.0 (Android & iOS)
  • new Support for Mobile Tunnel.

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December 21st 2022

v2.1.3 (Android)
  • new Support for ChromeOS on the Android mobile app.

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November 17th 2022

v2.1.2 (iOS & Android)
  • new Support for Trust Profiles.
  • Updated internal libraries.

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October 13th 2022

v2.1.0 (iOS and Android)
  • Performance and stability improvements.

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August 25th 2022

v2.0.2 (Android)
  • fix Device Trust Verification was not functioning correctly when the mobile app was turned on from deep sleep mode.

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November 23rd 2021

v2.0.1 (iOS)
  • Re-introduced the shield icon in Device Trust Verification, which allows users to enter challenge code as a verification method.

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September 23rd 2021

v2.0.1 (Android)
  • Performance and stability improvements.

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August 26th 2021

v2.0.0 (iOS & Android)

January 20th 2021

v.1.10.0 (iOS & Android)

December 2nd 2020

v.1.9.0 (iOS & Android)

October 1st 2020

v.1.8.0 (iOS & Android)
  • Support for iOS 14 and Android 11.
  • Support for Device Trust Verification.

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August 13th 2020

v.1.6.0 (iOS & Android)
  • Revamped Banyan Mobile Apps (iOS and Android) for performance and stability improvements.

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March 11th 2020

v1.4.0 (iOS) and v1.3.1 (Android)
  • Initial release of Banyan mobile app.

November 8th 2023


October 11th 2023

  • new Zero touch installation for the Chrome Browser Extension so admins can use Google Workspace to distribute to their fleets of managed chromebooks and browsers.

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