Release 6.7.5: Some minor changes that add major value!

When the policyIQ team pushes out a “major” release, we make an announcement with a reasonable degree of fanfare.  We send out release notes, schedule an overview of new features via WebEx and provide lots of screenshots to let you know how you can implement new features.

What you might not know is that we’re pushing out “minor” releases on a more frequent basis – but you probably don’t hear about these unless you are directly impacted.  For example, in release 6.7.2, we corrected an issue that prevented some users from creating a new user in their policyIQ site.   And in release 6.7.4, we implemented some adjustments that made loading the Dashboard faster (for specific Dashboard items) and retrieving content in Create And Edit Folders a bit quicker, as well.

These minor releases are pushed out with no interruption to your site and no impact on current content or users, but they allow us to continue to provide you with improvements quickly.

So why are we telling you about 6.7.5?

If we don’t normally make a big announcement, why are we so excited about version 6.7.5 that we rolled out over this past weekend?  In this latest minor release, we’ve added a fantastic new security feature and implemented some performance updates that we think you’ll love!

Lock User Account After X Attempts

editsecuritysettingsSeveral of you have asked if it is possible to “lock” a user account after a specific number of invalid login attempts.  The answer now is yes!

  • Optional feature can be “turned on” under Setup > System Setup > Password Policy by a Site Administrator (or user with equivalent permissions).
  • You decide how many attempts the user is permitted before their policyIQ user account is locked.
  • A locked account must be unlocked by a policyIQ administrator.

Note: This feature is not available for users currently using LDAP integration, as the account validation for these organizations takes place within the network directory service.

Additional Performance Improvements

The policyIQ team continues to improve performance across the application.  Have you noticed that when you save changes to a page that is checked out to you, it can take several seconds to refresh the table of pages?  Some changes implemented in version 6.7.5 will minimize the time required to refresh a table in policyIQ when pages are updated.  Overall, you should find that navigation and table refreshing is a bit quicker and more responsive.

Stay tuned as we continue to make improvements!  If you have any questions about how to implement the Account Lock Out feature, please contact our support team for assistance.

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About Chris Burd

Chris is the Managing Director of the policyIQ group at RGP. She gets geeky about compliance and technology, and gets to spend every day working at the crossroads of the two. With policyIQ since 2005, Chris has worked with hundreds of policyIQ clients to implement technology and enhance their internal compliance environment. In the past few years, she's focused on enhancing policyIQ's offering as a Conflict Minerals and Anti-Corruption tool. In past lives, Chris worked as a system implementation consultant, a e-commerce specialist, a customer service call center manager, and - for one short but memorable summer during high school - a machine operator on midnight shift in a plastics factory. In her free time, she spoils her nieces, volunteers at her local food bank, and spends more time than she should taking photos of her cats. She would like to be a rock star when she grows up.

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