Release Notes Archive

This section lists the features, enhancements, bug fixes, and components available in the past versions of the Banyan Platform

  • Updated on Sep 22, 2022

Refer to the current release notes here for the latest Banyan Product features, enhancements, and bug fixes.

2022-08-25 Release Highlights

Enhancements and Updates

  • Performance and stability improvements

2022-07-28 Release Highlights

Generally Available Features

Enhancements and Updates

  • Service Tunnel enhancements:

    • Desktop app users will now see an error if validation fails while attempting to connect.

    • the Run Diagnostic Tool now collects logs related to Service Tunnel.

  • The Support link has been removed from the desktop app.

Bug fixes

  • [Resolved] Auto-Update TrustScore factor was showing as disabled when JAMF config profile was used.

  • [Resolved] Device registration was failing for Mac users if the device hostname was missing.

  • [Resolved] Netagent logs were not being collected through Netagent Support Bundle

  • [Resolved] Websocket connections were not being closed in certain conditions.

2022-07-21 Release Highlights

Enhancements and Updates

  • Performance and stability improvements

2022-07-14 Release Highlights

Enhancements and Updates

  • Use multiple Access Tier instances with the same hostname:

    • Multiple Netagent instances with the same hostname are now able to run at the same time.

2022-07-07 Release Highlights

Enhancements and Updates

  • Access Activity tab for Service Tunnel:

    • The Access Activity tab indicates which authorized users and devices recently accessed the Service Tunnel.

Bug Fixes

  • [Resolved] Banyan’s Private DNS resolution was case-sensitive; DNS resolution is no longer case-sensitive.

  • [Resolved] Enhanced DNS routing was not resolving correctly for Windows.

2022-06-30 Release Highlights

Generally Available Features

  • Desktop app v3.1.0:

    • Enhanced support for Zero Touch Installation with v3.1.0.
    • Known Issue: For Passwordless Authentication, Banyan is unable to silently swap the certificate with no UPN information specified to a certificate with the user’s UPN, derived from the first authentication flow when accessing a service. This will be resolved in an upcoming release of the Banyan app.

Enhancements and Updates

  • In Infrastructure service specifications, Backend Allowed Hostnames (under Client specifies using HTTP Connect mode) now allows users to enter regular expressions as Hostnames (example below).

Bug Fixes

  • [Resolved] Updating the Access Tier tunnel configuration in Banyan’s Cloud Command Center was causing Netagent to bring down the WireGuard (wg) interface.

  • [Resolved] In some scenarios, enhanced DNS routing was not resolving correctly.

2022-06-23 Release Highlights

Enhancements and Updates

  • Performance and stability improvements.

Bug Fixes

  • [Resolved] Device Trust Verification issues. A new version of the Desktop App (v.3.0.2) will be available for Linux only.

2022-06-16 Release Highlights

Notice: Versions 3.0.0 and later of Banyan’s Desktop App are available through manual download only. Support for Zero Touch deployment and auto-updating will be available in upcoming releases. In the latest version, the Desktop App CLI functionality has been deprecated.

Early Preview Features

  • CrowdStrike Integration:

    • CrowdStrike is an Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) platform that collects device telemetry data to determine whether a device is in a state of compromised security. Banyan has integrated with CrowdStrike to obtain additional device trust information. Related documentation is forthcoming.

Bug Fixes

  • [Resolved] Service Tunnel issues on Windows devices. A new version of the Desktop App (v.3.0.1) will be available for Windows only.

2022-06-09 Release Highlights

Notice: Our latest version (v3.0.0) of Banyan’s Desktop App is available through manual download only. Support for Zero Touch deployment and auto-updating will be available in upcoming releases. In the latest version, the Desktop App CLI functionality has been deprecated.

Enhancements and Updates

  • Performance and stability improvements.

2022-06-02 Release Highlights

Notice: Our latest version (v3.0.0) of Banyan’s Desktop App will be available through manual download only. Support for Zero Touch deployment and auto-updating will be available in upcoming releases. In the latest version, the Desktop App CLI functionality has been deprecated.

Generally Available Features

  • Desktop App v3.0.0:

    • 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.

2022-05-26 Release Highlights

Notice: In the next few weeks, we will be releasing a new version (v3.0.0) of the Banyan Desktop App, in which the Desktop App CLI functionality will be deprecated.

Enhancements and Updates

  • Added ‘user creation’ logs in the System Log when Team Edition admins create new users:

    • Previously, when a Team Edition admin created new users, no record of the user creation was listed in the System Log. Now, when an admin creates a new user or admin, it’s added to the System Log. These logs show who created the user, the role(s) of the new user, and the timestamp.

2022-05-19 Release Highlights

Notice: In the next few weeks, we will be releasing a new version (v3.0.0) of the Banyan Desktop App, in which the Desktop App CLI functionality will be deprecated.

Enhancements and Updates

  • Enhanced DNS Routing:

    • Banyan DNS routing no longer requires admins to make changes to public DNS records when migrating from service access via Service Tunnel to individual published services (i.e., hosted web services or infrastructure services). After migrating a resource, admins can simply leave Service Tunnel enabled.

2022-05-12 Release Highlights

Enhancements and Updates

  • Refresh token support for SAML-based admins:

    • The Banyan Command Center now supports SAML-based Admin accounts in obtaining personal refresh tokens. The process is identical to obtaining refresh tokens from non-SAML admin accounts found here.
  • Option to disable Strict-Transport-Security HTTP Response Header within Netagent configuration:

    • Admins have a new configuration option to disable Strict-Transport-Security HTTP within the Netagent config.yaml file. The configuration option is ‘disable_hsts’ with the default value of “False”. This option is only available in netagent releases v1.44 and up.

2022-05-05 Release Highlights

Enhancements and Updates

  • Performance and stability improvements.

2022-04-28 Release Highlights

New Features

Bug Fixes

  • [Resolved] The ‘Download Devices’ button was not working in the Banyan Cloud Command Center.

2022-04-21 Release Highlights

Enhancements and Updates

  • The Events API now supports time-based querying, including start time (start_time) and end time (end_time).

Bug Fixes

  • [Resolved] Now, admins can view users in Banyan’s Cloud Command Center without users having to first register their devices.

2022-04-14 Release Highlights

Notice: If you’ve registered your device via Zero Touch mode, you will need to update to [version 2.5.0 of the Banyan Desktop App] for automatic device certificate renewal. See more details here.

Enhancements and Updates

  • Performance and stability improvements.

Bug Fixes

  • [Resolved] Setting the “Only include devices that have the Banyan app deployed by MDM” role to “False” through the API (i.e., mdm_present: False) was returning a value of “True” in the UI.

2022-04-07 Release Highlights

Notice: If you’ve registered your device via Zero Touch mode, you will need to update to [version 2.5.0 of the Banyan Desktop App] for automatic device certificate renewal. See more details here.

New Features

  • Device trust for Azure AD federated apps:

Enhancements and Updates

  • Admins can now sort Devices by ‘App Version’ in the Banyan Cloud Command Center.

  • Character limits were extended for preferred apps process names, enhancing regex pattern matching.

2022-03-31 Release Highlights

Notice: If you’ve registered your device via Zero Touch mode, you will need to update to [version 2.5.0 of the Banyan Desktop App] for automatic device certificate renewal. See more details here.

New Early Preview Features

Enhancements and Updates

  • Streamlined passwordless set-up for Okta:

    • We’ve simplified setting up passwordless for Okta by providing a new method that uses a toggle. We’re planning on deprecating the old method (which leverages Okta routing rules).

2022-03-24 Release Highlights

Notice: If you’ve registered your device via Zero Touch mode, you will need to update to [version 2.5.0 of the Banyan Desktop App] for automatic device certificate renewal. See more details here.

New Features

  • Service Accounts:

    • Admins can now create Service Accounts for programmatic access to hosted websites, authenticating third-party apps to Banyan-protected services via an API key or JWT token.
  • Access Groups for Infrastructure Policies:

    • Admins can now add Access Groups to Infrastructure Policies in Banyan’s Cloud Command Center.

Enhancements and Updates

  • The search filter for Devices now allows admins to filter by app version. This is part of an overall enhancement of filtering capabilities across the Banyan Cloud Command Center.
  • The Activity Dashboard in the Cloud Command Center now allows admins to use a specific date range picker. This replaces the previous dropdown menu of predetermined time ranges.

2022-03-17 Release Highlights

Notice: If you’ve registered your device via Zero Touch mode, you will need to update to [version 2.5.0 of the Banyan Desktop App] for automatic device certificate renewal. See more details here.

Enhancements and Updates

New Features

  • New Support for HTTP/3 for the Cloud Command Center:

    • Next week, we will be offering support for HTTP/3 to serve our Cloud Command Center. This adheres to Google Cloud Platform’s recommended configurations. Upon enablement, browsers that support HTTP/3 will automatically negotiate an upgraded connection. Browsers that do not support HTTP/3 will continue communications on HTTP/2 protocol.

Bug Fixes

  • [Resolved] Session tokens in Banyan’s Cloud Command Center web application were not expiring after users were logging out.

2022-03-10 Release Highlights

Notice: If you’ve registered your device via Zero Touch mode, you will need to update to [version 2.5.0 of the Banyan Desktop App] for automatic device certificate renewal. See more details here.

Bug Fixes

  • API keys with a “Read Only” scope were receiving unauthorized access messages. This has been fixed.

2022-03-03 Release Highlights

Notice: If you’ve registered your device via Zero Touch mode, you will need to update to [version 2.5.0 of the Banyan Desktop App] for automatic device certificate renewal. See more details here.

Enhancements & Updates

  • New TrustScore Statuses for Devices:

    • Admins can now view TrustScore statuses (Expired, Reporting, Overridden, and Pending) for devices in their org. These statuses provide insight into the state or security posture of each device.

2022-02-24 Release Highlights

Notice: If you’ve registered your device via Zero Touch mode, you will need to update to [version 2.5.0 of the Banyan Desktop App] for automatic device certificate renewal. See more details here.

Enhancements & Updates

  • Fedora Support:
    • We now have full support for Fedora (34 and later) in the newest version of the Banyan Desktop App.

2022-02-17 Release Highlights

Notice: If you’ve registered your device via Zero Touch mode, you will need to update to [version 2.5.0 of the Banyan Desktop App] for automatic device certificate renewal. See more details here.

Enhancements & Updates

  • Admins can now click through chart segments on the All Devices and All Access Tiers pie graphs in the reporting dashboard of Banyan’s Cloud Command Center. This way, admins have a detailed view of devices.
  • We introduced a toggle (in all policy types) that allows admins to hide the service from the service catalog. Previously, hiding a service in the service catalog of the Banyan App was only possible through the API or a custom policy.

  • We have improved our logging capabilities by adding sign-in events for local admins.

Bug Fixes

  • Users had issues validating the Common Name (CN) in the Banyan Certificate due to irregular length serial numbers. We now support devices with irregular length serial numbers.

2022-02-10 Release Highlights

Notice: If you’ve registered your device via Zero Touch mode, you will need to update to [version 2.5.0 of the Banyan Desktop App] for automatic device certificate renewal. See more details here.

Enhancements & Updates

  • Delete unregistered devices:

    • Admins can now delete unregistered devices from the Banyan Cloud Command Center.

2022-01-27 Release Highlights

Notice: If you’ve registered your device via Zero Touch mode, you will need to update to [version 2.5.0 of the Banyan Desktop App] for automatic device certificate renewal. See more details here.

Generally Available Features

Enhancements & Updates

  • Expiration Notification:

  • Banyanproxy now auto-detects and uses the system proxy for outgoing connections.

Bug Fixes

  • Previously, default permissions in Netagent log files were allowing everyone ‘read access’. Now, permissions limit read access to the file’s owner and users in the file’s group.

2022-01-13 Release Highlights

Notice: If you’ve registered your device via Zero Touch mode, you will need to update to [version 2.5.0 of the Banyan Desktop App] for automatic device certificate renewal. See more details here.

Enhancements & Updates

  • Added timestamp sorting to Admin System Log
  • Performance and stability improvements

2022-01-06 Release Highlights

Notice: If you’ve registered your device via Zero Touch mode, you will need to update to [version 2.5.0 of the Banyan Desktop App] for automatic device certificate renewal.

Enhancements & Updates

  • Enhanced Zero Touch Installation scripts:

    • We simplified installation, adding (i) steps to upgrade the app via Zero Touch and (ii) steps to start the app after Zero Touch deployment.

    • We added a configuration option to hide the HTTP backend connection log (used for troubleshooting purposes) from view.

Bug Fixes

  • Netagent was stripping out invalid HTTP cookies. Now, it forwards invalid cookies.

  • macOS users now receive the correct IP address when they use Service Tunnel.

  • If admins added an IP exemption within a policy and then removed the Access Tier attached to this same service, IP addresses were being retained (when they should have been removed).

Component Versions

Client Components Server Components Management Components
Desktop App* v3.3.0 (Changelog) Netagent* v1.48.0 (Changelog) Shield v1.46.0 (Changelog)
Mobile App v2.0.2 (Changelog) Connector v1.6.0 (Changelog)  

* Updated in the latest release

4.33 (2021.12.23) Release Highlights

We’re transitioning to a date-based (year-month-date) product versioning scheme format soon. You can expect to see this change reflected within the next month.

Enhancements and Updates

  • Admin SAML login changes:

    • Admins can now edit the ‘SP issuer URL’ field.

4.32 (2021.12.15) Release Highlights

Enhancements and Updates

  • New Admin System Log:

    • The Admin System Log provides a time-stamped log of administrators’ actions in the Banyan Console, so that their previous actions can be reviewed and understood for auditing purposes. Admins can now filter searches for logs by action type or by time. Admins can also click into individual logs for a more detailed view of actions taken.
  • Added Devices to Auto-Deletion Setting:

    • In the Banyan Console, admins can use the auto-delete setting to automatically delete users after a specified period of user inactivity. Now, admins can also use the auto-delete setting to automatically delete devices after a specified period of inactivity.
  • Automatic Device Certificate Renewal:

    • Device certificates last for 1 year after registration. Now, 30 days before certificate expiration, certs are automatically renewed in the next user log-in. This feature requires Banyan Desktop App 2.5.

Bug Fixes

  • Admins couldn’t disable the ‘Service Tunnel for End Users’ setting after creating a Service Tunnel. This issue has been fixed.

4.31 Release Highlights

Generally Available Features

  • Run Diagnostic Tool:

    • If end users are having trouble (e.g., with registering a device, accessing a service, or their TrustScoring is mis-reporting) and want to investigate whether there are issues with the Banyan Desktop App, they can use our new Run Diagnostics Tool to help diagnose their issue.

    • End users can also use the diagnostics tool to package logs to send to their administrator.

  • Support for Specifying Users in Zero Touch Registration:

    • Using ZeroTouch, admins can now specify the named user on the device the app will be registered to, improving visibility into device ownership during roll-out.

Enhancements and Updates

  • Keychain Explainer Prompt:

    • With Banyan Desktop App 2.5, macOS users now receive an explainer prompt, notifying them that Banyan needs keychain access in order to grant access and encouraging them to select “Always Allow”.
  • Enhanced App Logging:

    • We added additional logging for API calls and HTTP requests made by the Desktop App.

4.30 Release Highlights

Generally Available Features

  • Service Tunnel

    Service Tunnel is a modern WireGuard VPN service that provides encrypted network connectivity to various network segments. It supports Banyan device trust and continuous evaluation.

  • Discover and Publish for AWS

    Banyan automatically discovers AWS resources that need to be accessed by your end users. You can then publish these discovered resources as Banyan services from the Command Center.

Early Preview Features

  • Discover and Publish for Azure, Google Cloud, and Oracle Cloud

    Extends Banyan’s cloud resource discovery solution to additional Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) providers.

Component Versions

Client Components Server Components Management Components
Desktop App v3.3.0 (Changelog) Netagent v1.48.0 (Changelog) Shield v1.46.0 (Changelog)
Mobile App v2.0.2 (Changelog) Connector v1.6.0 (Changelog)  

* Updated in the latest release

4.22 Release Highlights

Enhancements and Updates

  • To improve users’ experience of the application, we’ve:

(1) Differentiated the Device Trust Verification and Passwordless steps in the process flow;
(2) Added auto-continue (replacing manual continuation) after verification has been completed.

  • A new version of the iOS app (v2.0.1) is now available. In this version, we’ve re-introduced the shield icon in Device Trust Verification, providing challenge code functionality.

Bug Fixes

  • TrustScoring was changing expired trust scores from “0” to non-zero numbers in select scenarios. This issue has been resolved.

4.21 Release Highlights

Enhancements and Updates

4.20 Release Highlights

Enhancements and Updates

  • Admins can now delete issued Let’s Encrypt certificates from the Banyan console
  • Performance and stability improvements

4.13 Release Highlights

Generally Available Features

API keys for service accounts:

  • Admins can create and manage API keys for programmatic access to the Banyan Command Center REST APIs (as an alternative to using a personal refresh token). An API key can be issued with Admin privilege levels - Admin, ServiceAuthor, PolicyAuthor, etc - or at more specific scopes - satellite, access_tier, etc.

Enhancements and Updates

Clone services:

  • Admins now have the ability to clone services. Cloned services retain all of the same properties except for the service name and service domain name.

Support for unregistered devices on mobile:

  • Banyan mobile app users going through the Device Trust Verification flow can now select “Don’t have the Banyan App”, which takes them through the unregistered device flow if enabled for their organization.

Component Versions

Client Components Server Components Management Components
Desktop App v3.3.0 (Changelog) Netagent v1.48.0 (Changelog) Shield v1.46.0 (Changelog)
Mobile App* v2.0.2 (Changelog) Connector v1.6.0 (Changelog)  

* Updated in the latest release

4.12 Release Highlights

Enhancements and Updates

  • Device Trust Verification can now be turned on or off for a whole organization or for individual hosted websites and SaaS applications from the console.

Bug Fixes

  • Services that weren’t supposed to be user-facing were appearing in the Banyan App.

4.11 Release Highlights

Enhancements and Updates

  • The Org Name was added to the toolbar of the Banyan console so that customers with multiple instances of Banyan can now clearly identify which Org they’re presently logged into.

  • The device verification page was updated (the challenge code was removed) to reflect mobile devices’ use of certificates in app keychains.

  • Error page designs were updated for consistency.

Bug Fixes

  • Service test connection fails when service uses http_connect mode

  • Incorrect error message when a device is not MDM-compliant

4.10 Release Highlights

Early Preview Features

Service Tunnel
  • Service Tunnel is a modern WireGuard VPN that provides encrypted network connectivity to various network segments, including VPCs, VLANs, and subnets. Service Tunnel supports device trust and continuous evaluation.
  • Contact support@banyanops.com or your Customer Success Engineer to enable this feature in your org.

Enhancements and Updates

  • Support for Zero Touch Installation on macOS Big Sur:
    macOS Big Sur prevents administrators from silently installing Banyan certificates through a device manager. Banyan now stages the device certificates on the end user’s device, and installation completes when the user launches the app and enters their admin credentials.

  • Connector v1.3.0 supports installations via Docker on macOS.
  • Users can now convert an existing service to Custom JSON for advanced configurations.

4.0 Release Highlights

Enhancements and Updates

  • Added Banyan App Version as a column in Devices list view so that administrators can see the version of the Banyan app that’s installed on each user’s device.

Component Versions

Client Components Server Components Management Components
Desktop App* v3.3.0 (Changelog) Netagent* v1.48.0 (Changelog) Shield* v1.46.0 (Changelog)
Mobile App* v2.0.2 (Changelog) Connector* v1.6.0 (Changelog)  

* Not updated since last major release

3.94 Release Highlights

Enhancements and Updates

  • Added a confirmation message to setting the threshold for stale Trust Scores.
  • Performance and stability improvements.

3.93 Release Highlights

Enhancements & Updates

  • Performance and stability improvements.

3.92 Release Highlights

Enhancements & Updates

  • Performance and stability improvements.

Bug Fixes

  • Service Test Connection fails for all Access Tiers if one Access Tier fails.

3.91 Release Highlights

Generally Available Features

  • User-defined Service Bundles
    • With Banyan Desktop App v2.3, end users can now create their own service bundles within the app. The bundles will persist across all of the user’s registered devices.
  • Service Test Connection (Requires Netagent v1.37.0+)
    • Ensure connectivity for your published Banyan services via a simple test connection. The test validates the Service Domain Name routes to a Banyan Access Tier and confirms the backend domain or IP is reachable from the Access Tier.

    Note: Currently, service test connection does not support services that use HTTP Connect.

Enhancements & Updates

  • Added filters for service types within the Service Catalog

3.90 Release Highlights

Enhancements & Updates

  • Restored “Netagent Details” for hosted websites and infrastructure
  • Removed enforcement of “Site Domain Names” configuration parameter

Component Versions

Client Components Server Components Management Components
Desktop App* v3.3.0 (Changelog) Netagent v1.48.0 (Changelog) Shield v1.46.0 (Changelog)
Mobile App* v2.0.2 (Changelog) Connector* v1.6.0 (Changelog)  

* Not updated since last major release

3.83 Release Highlights

Generally Available Features

  • Simplified Mobile App Registration
    • With the Banyan Mobile App v2.0, end user-initiated registration is now 50% faster, eliminating multiple login and certificate install steps. The streamlined onboarding flow will include four steps within the app before having access to all Hosted Web and SaaS applications.
  • Docker container for Banyan Access Tier installation
  • Device Trust Verification
    • Required to validate device trust for Sandboxed apps and the new Banyan Mobile App v2.0.

Enhancements & Updates

  • International availability of the Banyan Mobile App in the following countries: UK, Ireland, Canada, Germany, Spain, India, Brazil, UAE, Oman, Bahrain, and Finland.

Bug Fixes

3.82 Release Highlights

Enhancements & Updates

  • Ability to automatically remove inactive users
    • Admins can set a threshold (in days) for when an inactive user is removed from the Banyan Command Center. The device(s) associated to the user will also be removed.
  • Performance and stability improvements

3.81 Release Highlights

Enhancements & Updates

  • Devices CSV export includes information about the latest TrustScore factors
  • Ability to delete multiple users at once

3.80 Release Highlights

Generally Available Features

  • Access Tier monitoring and metrics collection using statsd to send metrics to Datadog via Dogstatsd
  • Use Let’s Encrypt certificates for hosted websites
    • Organizations can now use Banyan to issue Let’s Encrypt certificates for their hosted websites. Banyan will manage issuance, renewal, and revocation of the Let’s Encrypt certificates.

Enhancements & Updates

  • Ability to delete users from the Banyan Command Center

Early Preview

  • Banyan Mobile App v2.0.0
    • The updated mobile app supports streamlined registration and access flows. See important notices for more details on requirements and impact. Contact your account team to sign up for an early preview of the app.
  • Banyan Connector v1.2.0
    • Initial release of the Banyan Connector which creates a secure tunnel to the Banyan Global Edge Network. Supports management from UI and CIDR-less configurations.
  • Docker container for Banyan Access Tier installation

3.74 Release Highlights

Enhancements & Updates

  • Updated CORS Exemption fields in standard website service spec to allow specifying target
  • Performance and stability improvements

3.73 Release Highlights

Enhancements & Updates

  • IDP routed is now listed as a subtype within SaaS applications in the Command Center. When adding a SaaS application, admins will have the choice of Banyan Federated or IDP routed.

Bug Fixes

  • “Database” services do not show up in services filter

3.72 Release Highlights

Enhancements & Updates

  • Added Exemptions and Advanced Settings sections to Standard Website services
    • Organizations can now configure OIDC Exemptions and CORS Exemptions from the Standard Website service spec.
  • Performance and stability improvements

3.71 Release Highlights

New Early Preview Features

  • Access Tier metrics collection using statsd to send metrics to Datadog via Dogstatsd
  • Use Let’s Encrypt certificates for hosted websites
    • Organizations can now use Banyan to issue Let’s Encrypt certificates for their hosted websites. Banyan will manage issuance, renewal, and revocation of the Let’s Encrypt certificates

Enhancements & Updates

  • Ability to forward the bnn_trust JWT token as a Custom HTTP header for hosted websites
  • New Infrastructure Service subtype of “Database”
    • Previously databases were created as Generic TCP services. Going forward, databases will be carved out into their own infrastructure services subtype allowing for enhanced admin visibility and end user access flows

3.70 Release Highlights

Enhancements & Updates

  • Banyan Desktop App support for additional keyboard shortcuts
  • Simplified Desktop App Registration - End user-initiated registration is now 50% faster, eliminating multiple login and keychain access prompts. The streamlined onboarding flow will include five steps before having access to all Infrastructure, Hosted Web, and SaaS applications.

New registration flow

  • Hidden Services Until Login - All Banyan services within the app will require an identity provider login before they are visible. Previously, Hosted Web services were always visible and required an identity provider login after launching a service. This experience will be standard across manually registered devices as well as devices registered via Zero Touch mode.

New Login page for all services

Bug Fixes

  • Unable to send Access Tier logs from console

Component Versions

Client Components Server Components Management Components
Desktop App v2.2.1(Changelog) Netagent v1.37.0 (Changelog) Shield v1.35.0 (Changelog)
Mobile App* v1.10.0 (Changelog)   Command Center v1.66.0

* Not updated since last major release

3.64 Release Highlights

Bug Fixes

  • When configuring a custom JSON service, the Link (shown to end users) field did not save.

Upcoming Enhancements to Banyan Desktop App Registration and Access Flows

As part of the upcoming Banyan Desktop App 2.2 release (expected to release June 30th), we are introducing enhancements to streamline the Desktop App registration and access flows.

  • Simplified Registration - End user-initiated registration is now 50% faster, eliminating multiple login and keychain access prompts. The streamlined onboarding flow will include five steps before having access to all Infrastructure, Hosted Web, and SaaS applications.

New registration flow

  • Hidden Services Until Login - All Banyan services within the app will require an identity provider login before they are visible. Previously, Hosted Web services were always visible and required an identity provider login after launching a service. This experience will be standard across manually registered devices as well as devices registered via Zero Touch mode.

New Login page for all services

Support Contact Information For questions or concerns, please reach out to your Customer Success Engineer or support@banyanops.com.

3.63 Release Highlights

Enhancements & Updates

Bug Fixes

  • On the Users page in the Command Center, sorting users by Last Login date was inconsistent.

3.62 Release Highlights

Enhancements & Updates

  • Improved backend domain validation when registering a service. Valid field values are IP address, FQDN, or template syntax.
  • Command Center version is now indicated in the UI (top-right question mark icon) instead of the UI version.

3.61 Release Highlights

Enhancements & Updates

  • Performance and stability improvements.

3.60 Release Highlights

Enhancements & Updates

  • Integrated Banyan CLI to run in-terminal commands to connect to Banyan services without interacting with the Banyan Desktop App. (This feature is in early preview. Please contact us for assistance)
  • Devices enrolled via Zero Touch installation support Banyan’s Passwordless authentication. (This feature is in early preview and must be explicitly enabled for your organization)
  • Added the ability to exclude the Preferred Apps TrustScore Factor based on device ownership type.
  • Added guardrails to prevent attaching a TCP policy to a Hosted Website, or attaching a Web policy to a TCP service.

Bug Fixes

  • Devices enrolled via Zero Touch installation were unable to favorite services or set services to autorun in the Banyan Desktop App.

Component Versions

Client Components Server Components Management Components
Desktop App v2.1.0(Changelog) Netagent v1.36.1 (Changelog) Shield v1.34.1 (Changelog)
Mobile App* v1.10.0 (Changelog)   Command Center v1.66.0

* Not updated since last major release

3.52 Release Highlights

Enhancements & Updates

  • Added validation for Frontend/TLS SNI when creating a service to prevent creation of duplicate services with the same SNI or Frontend domain (and port).

Bug Fixes

  • Autorun and “Start All Services” button did not respect the configured port and instead chose a random port.
  • Certificate selection pop-up was not suppressed on Windows.

3.51 Release Highlights

Enhancements & Updates

  • Performance and stability improvements.

3.50 Release Highlights

Enhancements & Updates

  • Added service bundles which allow admins to group any Banyan services that are needed for a specific team or project and surface them as a bundle within the Banyan Desktop App.
  • Revamped the desktop version of the Banyan App with expanded viewport, services catalog, service bundles, favorites, and more. For more information on the new app, check out our blog post and refer to What’s New in Desktop App 2.0? to help your end users transition to the new Banyan app.

Component Versions

Client Components Server Components Management Components
Desktop App v2.0.1(Changelog) Netagent v1.36.1 (Changelog) Shield v1.34.1 (Changelog)
Mobile App* v1.10.0 (Changelog)   Command Center v1.61.1

* Not updated since last major release

3.43 Release Highlights

Enhancements & Updates

  • Download .csv of Users list under Directory & Infrastructure in the Command Center.

3.42 Release Highlights

Enhancements & Updates

  • Performance and stability improvements.

3.41 Release Highlights

Enhancements & Updates

  • Performance and stability improvements.

3.40 Release Highlights

Enhancements & Updates

Bug Fixes

  • After adding a new local Admin in the Command Center, the New Admin form fields did not clear and reset to empty.

Component Versions

Client Components Enforcement Components Management Components
Desktop App v1.14.1 (Changelog) Netagent v1.35.0 (Changelog) Shield v1.33.0 (Changelog)
Mobile App* v1.10.0 (Changelog)   Command Center v1.58.0

* Not updated since last major release

3.33 Release Highlights

New Features

  • New Banyan Reporting page to provide high-level visualizations of data related to your organization, including:
    • Access activity - Total counts and breakdowns of your devices, users, services, policies, roles, and Access Tiers.
    • Access patterns - Most popular services by user, most active users by service, and more.
    • TrustScore intelligence - Path of Zero Trust access from device (operating system) through Trust Level to services.
  • Added audit logging for Kubernetes API events.

Enhancements & Updates

  • Streamlined setup of Kubernetes OIDC Authentication feature.
    • Customers no longer need to update the certificate in the Banyan Service spec after every upgrade of the Helm chart.
    • Reduced number of parameters manually entered in the Helm chart’s values.yaml file.
  • Increased size limitations of the service.json to support larger service request bodies.
  • Removed GPG Password from Cluster details page.

Bug Fixes

3.32 Release Highlights

Enhancements & Updates

Bug Fixes

3.31 Release Highlights

Enhancements & Updates

  • Performance and stability improvements.

Bug Fixes

  • End users received an authorization error when attempting to access services via the Banyan App if their organization configured the Device Cert Only authentication feature.

3.30 Release Highlights

Enhancements & Updates

Component Versions

Client Components Enforcement Components Management Components
Desktop App v1.13.1 (Changelog) Netagent v1.34.1 (Changelog) Shield v1.32.0 (Changelog)
Mobile App* v1.10.0 (Changelog)   Command Center v1.54.0

* Not updated since last major release

3.24 Release Highlights

Enhancements & Updates

3.23 Release Highlights

Enhancements & Updates

  • Performance and stability improvements.

3.22 Release Highlights

Enhancements & Updates

  • Performance and stability improvements.

3.21 Release Highlights

Bug Fixes

  • Removed Backend DNS Override for Service Domain Name (optional) from the Custom Service JSON page in Command Center.
  • On Windows Devices running banyanproxy in RDP Gateway mode, the Banyan Desktop App sent an incompatible connection header.

3.20 Release Highlights

New Features

  • Various Banyan Desktop App enhancements and updates, such as:
    • Fixes for macOS Big Sur M1 on ARM64 and X64 devices.
    • Session expiration awareness.
      • End users will see an indicator of when their login certificate for banyanproxy is close to expiration or expired.
    • New utility functions for command line when distributing the Banyan Desktop App using a device manager.

Enhancements & Updates

  • Enhanced Access Activity views for Services, Devices, and Users in the Command Center.

Component Versions

Client Components Enforcement Components Management Components
Desktop App v1.12.2 (Changelog) Netagent v1.33.0 (Changelog) Shield v1.31.0 (Changelog)
Mobile App* v1.10.0 (Changelog)   Command Center v1.50.0

* Not updated since last major release

3.12 Release Highlights

Enhancements & Updates

  • Download .csv of Devices and Unregistered Devices lists under Directory & Infrastructure in the Command Center.
  • Support to enable/disable email OTP for mobile device registration.

Bug Fixes

  • If an end user registered a device with Banyan but did not access any services, the user name did not populate in the Devices lists under Directory & Infrastructure in the Command Center.

3.11 Release Highlights

New Features

  • Zero Touch installation and registration of the Desktop App via Device Managers (such as Intune).
    • Introduces the capability to silently install and register the Banyan Desktop App for macOS and Windows with zero end-user interaction. Zero Touch mode is particularly useful when the end-user does not have administrative privileges on their device.

Enhancements & Updates

  • Reorganized the App Deployment settings page in Command Center to make OTP-based email verification an org-level setting. (Please note: The Mobile App registration will fail for end users who are provided OTP-based email verification due to a temporary Known Issue.)
  • Extend validity of Reporting Token to one year, to match the Device Certificate lifetime.
  • Improved filtering on the Events Log Viewer.
  • Updated the https://getbanyan.app page, so end-users can easily download the latest version of the Banyan App.

3.10 Release Highlights

Welcome to our first release of 2021! This release is a small maintenance release, but next week we will roll out a new Desktop App that includes zero touch installation capabilities, along with other enhancements and improvements.

Component Versions

Client Components Enforcement Components Management Components
Desktop App v1.11.1 (Changelog Netagent v1.32.0 (Changelog) Shield v1.30.0 (Changelog)
Mobile App v1.10.0 (Changelog)   Command Center v1.45.0

* Not updated since last major release