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Puppet Enterprise 2021.2.0 7.8.0 (64-bit)

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What's new in this version:

Regenerate primary server certificates with updated command:
- As part of the ongoing effort to remove harmful terminology, the command to regenerate primary server certificates has been renamed puppet infrastructure run regenerate_primary_certificate.

Submit updated CRLs:
- You can now update CRLs using the new API endpoint: certificate_revocation_list. This new endpoint accepts a list of CRL PEMs as a body—inserting updated copies of the applicable CRLs into the trust chain. If your newly submitted CRLs have a higher number than their counterparts, the endpoint updates your CRLs to reflect and account for such changes. You can use this endpoint if your CRLs require frequent updates. Do not use the endpoint to update the CRL associated with the Puppet CA signing certificate (only earlier ones in the certificate chain).

Enable the argon2id algorithm for new password storage:
- You can switch the algorithm PE uses to store passwords from the default SHA-256 to argon2id by configuring new password algorithm parameters. To configure the algorithm, see Configure the password algorithm.
- Note: Argon2id is not compatible with FIPS-enabled PE installations
- Generate cryptographic tokens for password resets
- RBAC now only generates and accepts cryptographic tokens instead of JSON web tokens (jwt), which were lengthy and directly tied to certificates used by the RBAC instance for validation.
- Filter by node state in jobs endpoint

You can filter the nodes by their current state in the /jobs/:job-id/nodes endpoint when retrieving a list of nodes associated with a given job. The following node states are available to query:
- new
- ready
- running
- stopping
- stopped
- finished
- failed

Export node data from task runs to CSV:
- In the console, on the Task details page, you can now export the node data results from task runs to a CSV file by clicking Export data.
- Sort activities by oldest to newest in events endpoint:
- In the activity service API, the /v1/events and /v2/events endpoints now allow you to sort activity from either oldest to newest (asc) or newest to oldest (desc).

Disable force-sync mode:
- File sync now always overrides the contents of the live directory when syncing. This default override corrects any local changes made in the live directory outside of Code Manager's workflow. You can no longer disable file sync's force-sync mode to implement this enhancement.

Differentiate backup and restore logs:
- Backup and restore log files are now appended with timestamps and aren't overwritten with each backup or restore action. Previously, backup and restore logs were created as singular, statically named files, backup.log and restore.log, which were overwritten on each execution of the scripts.

Encrypt backups:
- You can now encrypt backups created with the puppet-backup create command by specifying an optional --gpgkey

Clean up old PE versions with smarter defaults:
- When cleaning up old PE versions with puppet infrastructure run remove_old_pe_packages, you no longer need to specify pe_version=current to clean up versions prior to the current one. current is now the default.

Platform support:
- This version adds support for these platforms

- macOS 11
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 ppc64le
- Ubuntu 20.04 aarch64

Deprecations and removals:
Purge-whitelist replaced with purge-allowlist:
- For Code Manager and file sync, the term purge-whitelist is deprecated and replaced with the new setting name purge-allowlist. The functionality and purpose of both setting names are identical.

Pe_java_ks module removed:
- The pe_java_ks module has been removed from PE packages. If you have an references to the packaged module in your code base, you must remove them to avoid errors in catalog runs.

Resolved issues:
Windows agent installation failed with a manually transferred certificate:
- Performing a secure installation on Windows nodes by manually transferring the primary server CA certificate failed with the connection error: Could not establish trust relationship for the SSL/TLS secure channel.

Upgrading a replica failed after regenerating the master certificate:
- If you previously regenerated the certificate for your master, upgrading a replica from 2019.6 or earlier could fail due to permission issues with backed up directories

The apply shim in pxp-agent didn't pick up changes:
When upgrading agents, the ruby_apply_shim didn't update properly, which caused plans containing apply or apply_prep actions to fail when run through the orchestrator, and resulted in this error message:
- Exited 1:n/opt/puppetlabs/pxp-agent/tasks-cache/apply_ruby_shim/apply_ruby_shim.rb:39:in `<main>': undefined method `map' for nil:NilClass (NoMethodError)n
- Running client tool commands against a replica could produce errors:
- Running puppet-code, puppet-access, or puppet query against a replica produced an error if the replica certificate used the legacy common name field instead of the subject alt name. The error has been downgraded to a warning, which you can bypass with some minimal security risk using the flag --use-cn-verification or -k, for example puppet-access login -k. To permanently fix the issue, you must regenerate the replica certificate: puppet infrastructure run regenerate_replica_certificate target=<REPLICA_HOSTNAME>.

Generating a token using puppet-access on Windows resulted in zero-byte token file error:
- Running puppet-access login to generate a token on Windows resulted in a zero-byte token file error. This is now fixed due to the token file method being changed from os.chmod to file.chmod.
- Invoking puppet-access when it wasn't configured resulted in unhelpful error:
- If you invoked puppet-access while it was missing a configuration file, it failed and returned unhelpful errors. Now, a useful message displays when puppet-access needs to be configured or if there is an unexpected answer from the server.
- Enabling manage_delta_rpm caused agent run failures on CentOS and RHEL 8:
- Enabling the manage_delta_rpm parameter in the pe_patch class caused agent run failures on CentOS and RHEL 8 due to a package name change. The manage_delta_rpm parameter now appropriately installs the drpm package, resolving the agent run issue.
- Editing a hash in configuration data caused parts of the hash to disappear:
- If you edited configuring data with hash values in the console, the parts of the hash that did not get edited disappeared after committing changes—and then reappeared when the hash was edited again.

Null characters in task output caused errors:
- Tasks that print null bytes caused an orchestrator database error that prevented the result from being stored. This issue occurred most frequently for tasks on Windows that print output in UTF-16 rather than UTF-8.

Plans still ran after failure:
- When pe-orchestration-services exited unexpectedly, plan jobs sometimes continued running even though they failed. Now, jobs are correctly transitioned to failed status when pe-orchestration-services starts up again.
- SAML rejected entity-id URIs
- SAML only accepted URLs for the entity-id and would fail if a valid URI was specified. SAML now accepts both URLs and URIs for the entity-id.

Login length requirements applied to existing remote users:
- The login length requirement prevented reinstating existing remote users when they were revoked, resulting in a permissions error in the console. The requirement now applies to local users only.

Plan apply activity logging contained malformed descriptions:
- In activity entries for plan apply actions, the description was incorrectly prepended with desc

Errors when enabling and disabling versioned deploys:
- Previously, if you switched back and forth from enabling and disabling versioned deploys mode, file sync failed to correctly manage deleted control repository branches. This bug is now fixed.

Lockless code deployment lead to failed removal of old code directories:
- Previously, turning on lockless code deployment led to full disk utilization because of the failed removal of previous old code directories. To work around this issue, you must manually delete existing old directories. However, going forward—the removal is automatic.