activEcho Latest Releases

The latest official release versions of activEcho are available here.

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All installer downloads will require confirmation of ownership of activEcho with your serial number.

activEcho 3.1.0×182 Server Installer [For Windows 2003, 2008, 2012, all editions]

activEcho 3.1.0×182 Client Installer [For Windows XP, Vista, 7 & 8]

activEcho 3.1.0×182 MSI Client Installer [For Windows XP, Vista, 7 & 8]

activEcho 3.1.0×182 Client Installer [For Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8]

activEcho Release Notes

Installation and Administration Guide
activEcho Clients User Guide

Changes to activEcho
activEcho 3.1.0 (Released: January 2014)
What’s new in activEcho 3.1.0

activEcho 3.0.3 (Released: December 2013)
What’s new in activEcho 3.0.3

activEcho 3.0.2 (Released: November 2013)
What’s new in activEcho 3.0.2

activEcho 3.0.1 (Released: November 2013)
What’s new in activEcho 3.0.1

activEcho 3.0.0 (Released: November 2013)
What’s new in activEcho 3.0

activEcho 2.7.3 (Released: June 2013)
activEcho 2.7.3×105 Server Installer [For Windows 2003, 2008, 2012, all editions]

Switched to using the official AWS library file for Amazon S3 connections.

Files now can be successfully uploaded to any of the eight Amazon S3 bucket regions.

Pending users can now be deleted without error.

Files which were not fully uploaded to the Amazon S3 file repository will now be removed from the repository if the repository is accessible after the upload failure occurs.

Files can be uploaded and downloaded when the file repository is not using encryption.

activEcho 2.7.2 (Released: May 2013)

Files which were not fully uploaded to the file repository will now be removed from
the repository if the repository is accessible after the upload failure occurs.

Fixed a rare case where the activEcho client would fail to sync due to the structure of a system file ID.

activEcho 2.7.1 (Released: April 2013)

The activEcho web server and system can now be monitored using the New Relic monitoring tools. For more information about the new functionality and obtaining a license, refer to

Upgrading will now maintain intermediate certificate files configured for the
activEcho Tomcat installation’s HTTPS connections.

Improved load speed of users page by caching content usage.

Web users running on Internet Explorer 8 or Internet Explorer 9 in compatibility mode will no longer receive an error that their browser is incompatible with activEcho.

Folders with names in the format YYYYMMDD will no longer fail to sync from the activEcho client to the server.

activEcho 2.7.0 (Released: February 2013)

Mac and Windows sync clients will now be notified when they have updated content
available for download. These notifications will reduce load on the server and
improve performance by avoiding many unnecessary requests from clients to the
server to check for updates when none are available.

Mac and Windows sync clients have been made more resilient to errors on single
files and folders. The client syncing process will no longer stop if a single
locked file is updated. All other files which can be successfully updated will
be. The client syncing process will also no longer stop is a file cannot be
successfully downloaded. All other files which can be successfully downloaded
will be.

Mac and Windows sync clients can now automatically download and install updates.

Download speed of large numbers of files to sync client has been improved.

Altering the preferences on the client will no longer cause a paused client to
begin syncing.

Windows sync client now offers a “Show previous activEcho versions” context menu

The Projects tab in the web interface has been optimized for increased performance
and smoother user interaction.

The Projects tab now supports pagination, sorting, filtering.

The move dialog in the web interface now loads quickly, even when the user has a
large hierarchy of folders.

All client connections can be disabled for administrative purposes from the
Server Settings page in the web UI.

All timestamps used for comparison or calculation will now be set to database time
instead of server time to ensure proper operation in a cluster scenario.

The web interface now provides support for non-US date-time formats.

Duplicate folder updates will no longer cause multiple revisions of the folder to be

The default PostgreSQL installation is now configured with more carefully tuned
parameters to improve performance.

User proxy AD objects can now successfully authenticate to activEcho.

Multiple domains can now be provided for LDAP configuration to be automatically
pre-pended to usernames for login.

Links in emails when sharing a folder to a new user will now direct the user into the
new share on the website. Note that if the default templates have been altered, the
passkey paths in the notification email template will need to be modified to look like
<%= @root_web_address %>
<%= passkey_path( @passkey, { :redirect_path =>
show_contents_node_path( @node.uuid, {:show_sync_lightbox => true} ) } ) %>

Files will no longer be marked deleted if they can’t be found in the repository.
They will need to manually be removed.

Tomcat no longer needs to be restarted when S3 repository settings are changed.

All activEcho server logging is now written to a date-stamped activEcho.log file
which is rotated daily. This log file can be found inside the Tomcat logs folder.

A configuration flag has been added to allow the activEcho web server to support
HTTP connections instead of HTTPS. To allow HTTP connections, set REQUIRE_SSL to
false in activEcho.cfg.

The Windows client MSI file is now available in the clients download directory.

ActivEcho’s web application is now installed in the following location:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Group Logic\activEcho Server\activEcho Web Application

ActivEcho’s Tomcat server is now installed in the following location:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Group Logic\Common\apache-tomcat-7.0.34

ActivEcho’s Tomcat is now configured to redirect HTTP to HTTPS by default.
Customers not needing redirection refer to the online documentation:

The list of shares has now been removed from the left panel of the projects web
page to improve the page performance.

Filtering options have been added to projects page sidebar.

Improved shutdown speed of the Mac and Windows sync clients.

Upgraded default Tomcat installation to version 7.0.34 and Tomcat Native
(tcnative-1.dll) to version 1.1.24.

Upgraded default version of PostgreSQL to 9.2.1.

Validation of support for Windows 2012 Server.

Validation of support for Java 7 update 10.

Validation of support for Windows 8 for the Windows sync client.

Users on IE7 will now explicitly receive an error message that IE7 is not supported.

Mac sync client will no longer crash on Mac OS 10.6.2 after specifying server

Fixed a couple of rare instances where the sync client could receive a database
error and could no longer sync.

Under load, client will no longer occasionally corrupt files on download and upload
the corrupted versions.

Duplicate files will no longer appear in the web interface if you pause and resume
the client in the middle of uploading a file.

Fixed a Mac client bug where the client receives an error when a file is deleted
off the server side while the client is downloading the file.

The sync client will no longer fail to complete in rare cases where folders are
aggressively renamed with similar names.

The sync client will no longer attempt to delete files repeatedly if it cannot

Tomcat settings have been changed to ensure that syncing requests from the client
will succeed even when there are many top-level folders.

File and folders with names containing %, _, and ! will now be handled properly.

Multiple bug fixes to sync client context menu options to support a variety of
file and folder names which previously would fail.

LDAP authentication by email will now work properly for LDAP domains where
authentication by common name is not permitted.

Fixed various case-sensitivity bugs with LDAP authentication.

Adding trial server licenses will no longer occasionally fail.

Unsharing a folder with Unicode characters in the name using “Remove all” will no
longer cause an error.

A pending user can now be removed from a shared folder if you have the appropriate
permissions, even if you are not an administrator.

Users can no longer share deleted folders.

Improved error handling for SMTP errors.

Miscellaneous other bug fixes.

activEcho 2.6.0 (Released: October 2012)
Log and Users tabs support pagination, sorting, filtering.

Log and Users tabs have been optimized for increased performance and smoother user interaction.

Log tab provides new start and end date display filters.

Quotas can be defined for individual Active Directory and Ad-hoc users, overriding group policies.

Quotas can now be defined specifically for administrative users.

Automatic purging of user accounts if no activity has occurred, or a specific
absolute time has passed.

Support for configuring the length of time before expiration of shared links.

New share permissions allow owner to hide display of share members to non-owners, and
prevent non-owners from inviting others.

New administrative setting to hide the “Download the activEcho client” link to control
which users can download and install the activEcho sync client.

Users accounts can be disabled to temporarily prevent access and login to activEcho.

New administrative setting to control the minimum supported version number of the sync client.

Support provided for creating Tomcat server clusters running activEcho for load balancing
and resilience.

Improved diagnostic logging provided in the file repository service.

Desktop Sync clients on Mac and Windows now provide a menu option to display recently updated files.
Clicking an entry in the list opens the folder containing the file.

Mac OS X sync client now supports Gatekeeper signing and notification center on OS X 10.8.

The sync client on Mac and Windows now sets a custom icon for the activEcho sync folder.

The server installer allows setting the user account the file repository service runs
under to store the repository on network volumes.

Projects tab can now be filtered by items shared by a user, or shared with a user.

Change the default email template when inviting a user to a share to allow the user to select
to start syncing the content immediately. If you have customized the invite to share template
in the past, update the following items:

<%= show_contents_node_path( @node.uuid ) %>


<%= show_contents_node_path( @node.uuid, {:show_sync_lightbox => true} ) %>

Validation of support for Java 7 update 7

Various improvements to LDAP authentication, including case sensitivity issues with domain names
and support for multiple email domains.

The domain for LDAP authentication list can use either ; or , as a delimiter.

Various improvements on syncing files and folders where an item or the parent folder(s) have
been deleted.

In some circumstances files modification dates were not set properly based on timezones.

Period is a valid character in S3 bucket names when using Amazon S3 for the file repository.

Miscellaneous other bug fixes

activEcho 2.5.1 (Released: July 2012)
Support for mobilEcho 4.0 for access to activEcho using mobile devices. mobilEcho 4.0
now allows sharing of activEcho, file shares, and SharePoint servers simultaneously.
Additional license is required for accessing file shares and SharePoint with mobilEcho.

Uploading and downloading of files via mobile devices is faster.

Mobile devices can now copy files and folders within an activEcho share.

Support for Mac OS X 10.8 “Mountain Lion”

Improved upgrade experience when automatically restarting Tomcat when there is a large
amount of user data to be migrated.

Server installer now correctly upgrades activEcho when files were originally installed in
a custom location.

Mobile devices can now navigate shares that have trailing spaces in their name.

Authentication of LDAP users only worked against the first entry in the Provisioned LDAP

Improved support for syncing files from Mac OS X with / in their filenames.

Improvements to the sync clients reduce the potential for a full re-sync being required.

Fixed issue when saving with some applications (Microsoft Publisher, TextEdit, etc.) on
Windows and Mac OS X could result in a file being treated as a new file and disassociated
from its revision history.

Miscellaneous other bug fixes

activEcho 2.5.0 (Released: July 2012)
Note: The activEcho 2.5 client is not compatible with the 2.1 server. Please upgrade your
server to 2.5 first, and then upgrade the clients. The activEcho 2.1 client is compatible
with the 2.5 server but will not have all of the new features available.

Support for quotas. Different quotas values can be set for Active Directory vs. ad-hoc
users, as well as based on Active Directory group membership. End users can manage their
quota usage by using the web to selectively purge old revisions and deleted files. See
the user manual for more information.

Support for read-only (“download only”) shares. This setting can be enabled when inviting
members to a share, and from the Members page for the share.

Support for selective syncing. Via the web, users can pick which folders they want to
have synced to their desktop vs. only accessible via the web. This allows users to have
access to shared content but not necessarily have all content synced to their local

Administrators can now reassign ownership of content when deleting a user from activEcho,
or can choose to delete a user and later reassign the content using the Manage Deleted
Users page.

When a user’s permission to share is removed from a shared folder, the folder is now
removed from their client activEcho sync folder.

activEcho clients support pausing / resuming syncing.

Syncing files to Mac OS X clients is significantly faster.

The file repository can now be configured to store content on a UNC path to support
network drives.

New Notification setting allows the administrator to be notified when the file repository
free space goes below a set threshold.

Default email templates can now be viewed in the management settings.

Web Projects page now provides a summary of the number of files and folders.

Web Users page provides the administrator a summary of individual user’s content and quota

Sync clients no longer time out if the initial sync contains more than 50,000 files.

Windows client installer is now available as a MSI package for use in automate

Deleting many files at once from the web browser is much faster.

Web now provides an “Invite” button for the folder the user is viewing.

Web log view now has a reset filters button.

Master encryption key has been migrated from the Tomcat directory into the activEcho
database to prevent accidental data loss if Tomcat is uninstalled without proper backups.

Email template notification errors could occur after a user is deleted from activEcho if
they were sharing content.

LDAP settings are no longer validated if LDAP has been disabled in the management

When a folder is unshared, the owner can now see past events in the web log for that

The web log allows filtering of past events for users who are no longer part of the shared

Improved the Windows desktop sync client upgrade experience to not occasionally request
that Explorer be restarted.

Email addresses containing the following characters are now valid when inviting or adding
a user: ! $ & * – = ^ ` | ~ # % ‘ + / ? _ { }.

Tomcat web.xml configuration file can no longer be retrieved via a web browser.

Miscellaneous bug fixing in desktop syncing.

activEcho 2.1.1 (Released: June 2012)
Email addresses for LDAP authenticated users now update when the primary email address
changes in LDAP.

Improved LDAP performance.

Improved authentication against LDAP to avoid timeouts against large catalogs.

activEcho 2.1.0 (Released: May 2012)
Automatic purging of previous revisions and deleted files based on administrative rules.

Customizeable email templates.

Export log to TXT, CSV, or XML files.

Improved, administrator configurable trace logging for diagnostics.

Significantly improved performance when sharing and syncing a large number of files.

Ability to unsubscribe from shared folders as a user, or for the owner to unshare to all

Notifications are now available for folder changes in addition to files.

More than one email address can be provided for notifications.

Support for 64-bit Java installations.

Improved LDAP performance.

Miscellaneous usability enhancements.

Various bug fixes related to authentication with Active Directory via email addresses.

The built-in Administrator account will now never use Active Directory for authentication.

Miscellaneous bug fixes in desktop syncing.

activEcho 2.0.2 (Released: March 2012)
Improvements to desktop syncing when Microsoft Office files are edited directly in the
activEcho Folder.

Various bug fixes in desktop syncing.

Bug fixes in activEcho server installer to fix future upgrades.

activEcho 2.0.1 (Released: March 2012)
Improvements to the server administration user experience.

Various bug fixes in desktop syncing.

Improvements to the client installer upgrade process.

activEcho 2.0.0 (Released: February 2012)
Initial release


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