We have been working with a few customers and the PCI scanning companies that are used by payment gateways to make sure your billing server will pass scans. The next update early next week will contain some changes to the Apache configuration and some other areas of the server to pass PCI scans.
The changes required for this will mean that older browsers, computers, and other devices that do not support the stronger ciphers and protocols required to pass the scan may stop working when trying to access Powercode. We don’t anticipate this actually affecting any of our users, but a note just the same.
After the 17.05.23, if your PCI scan does not pass, please send us your entire PCI report as things are added and changed in the scanning process quite frequently. Our test customers have been passing, and if you have not you’ll definitely notice the number of errors in the report decrease significantly and we will knock out the rest for you if you send us the latest report. This is an area we will be staying on top of moving forward.
If you upgraded to 17.05.10 and find that your bank transaction imports are throwing an error, follow the steps below and you’ll be back on track.
This issue was introduced because we added a new description field along with credits added via the bank transaction import feature (a long requested feature). Unfortunately, this does break if the import format you are using does not have any description, which would be the case for any formats created prior to this update. Here is how you add a description to your bank transaction formats to fix the issue.
From within Powercode, go to Items > Bank Transaction Formats. On the format you are trying to use, select Edit from the action menu. Enter your desired description in the Description field on the form. This description field will be shown on the credits imported using this feature. By default, we recommend something like ‘Bank Payment’.
If you have a number of bank transaction formats, editing each one can be tedious. If that is the case, please open a ticket or contact support and we will run a script to quickly add a basic description to all of your formats in one go.
Yesterday’s release of 17.05.10 went out with one bug that has already been resolved. Temporary grace dates being set on customers that were already delinquent and another combination of settings would not save properly.
The first person to upgrade reported this, and the upgrade files were patched along with that customer before anyone else upgraded within minutes. If you were waiting to upgrade to 17.05.10 due to this bug report, you can safely update now or wait for the next build.