Release Date: July 9th, 2020
⚠️ Important! For self-hosted clients, Illume requires SQL Server version 2016 or better.
New Survey Manager for TLS 1.2
This release focuses on keeping DatStat Illume 6.0 secure by removing our use of Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.1 and upgrading to version 1.2.
See the following phases to upgrade your system and prevent any lapse of access.
Phase 1: Download New Survey Manager
All survey administrators should download and install the new Survey Manager.
DatStat-Hosted Systems must do this between the dates of July 9, 2020 – September 9, 2020 to prevent any lapse in access to the system.
Before downloading the new version of the Survey Manager, please make sure all work is saved to prevent its loss.
Survey Administrators can view Illume’s Users table to identify which users have the Survey Manager and so will need to download the new version. See the Last Login column or add it by clicking Take Actions > Choose Columns and selecting the Last Login column. Users with a date in this column will need to download the new Survey Manager.
Click here for instructions to download and install Survey Manager.
Phase 2: Remove TLS 1.1 and Upgrade to 1.2
Our Information Technology team will discontinue support of TLS version 1.1 to complete our transition to version 1.2 across all systems on September 10, 2020, during the maintenance window beginning at 9:00pm Pacific Time. Once this update takes place, Survey Manager versions prior to 6.0.19572 will no longer be able to connect to your system.
Once all survey administrator users have downloaded and installed the latest version of the Survey Manager, your organization can upgrade the TLS protocol version to 1.2 within your hosting environment and then discontinue use of version 1.1.
If you have any questions about this release, please reach out to DatStat Support (firstname.lastname@example.org).