ColdFusion Builder 3 automatic updates notification and installation

July 22, 2014 / Krishna Reddy

  Adobe ColdFusion Builder 3 | Thunder | CFBuilder | Updates

With ColdFusion Builder 3 we have implemented automatic updates feature to be in-line with Eclipse update mechanism.

 

In case of ColdFusion Builder 3 standalone installation:-

With this, if there is any update to ColdFusion Builder 3, you will receive a notification at the bottom right corner of Builder. You can click on that and install the updates.

With this mechanism only the changed plugins are pulled and installed on top of your Builder installation.

And this is always a cumulative update .i.e Latest update contains all the previous updates as well.

If you have just closed the notification without installing the update you can install by clicking on Help --> Check for Updates label.


In case of Plugin installation to Eclipse:-

Since the Eclipse is your own copy, you have to do a one-time setup to get notifications and install it.

 

Open "Window -> Preferences -> Install/Update" and configure the updater options as follows.

Click on "Automatic Updates" -> Select "Automatically find updates and notify me"

Click on "Enable Software Sites" -> Enable the site http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/coldfusion/cfb3pluginsrepo/ . This site is already listed. You just have to enable it.

Refer to the enclosed figures for these settings.

Once this is done on every next restart of Eclipse, updates availability is checked and notified at the bottom right corner.

By clicking on that notification message you can you can install the update.

 

Fig 1:Notification settings

Notification Settings

 

Fig 2: Update Site Sttings

Update Site


ColdFusion Builder 3 Update 2 is released

July 17, 2014 / Ram Kulkarni

  Adobe ColdFusion Builder 3 | CFBuilder | Updates

Update 2 for ColdFusion Builder 3 is released. If you have installed ColdFusion Builder 3, you should get the notification about this update.

We have fixed quite a few user reported bugs in this update. Some of the important ones are as follows - 

3767783 : Word wrap is now supported in all CFB editors. Option to turn on/off word wrap is in editor preferences. For example, to turn on the word wrap for CFML editors, go to Preferences->ColdFusion->Profiles->Editor and check 'Enable Word Wrap' box.

3760370 : Tab size was ignored. Tab size in CFB editors is now set as per Preferences->General->Editors->Text Editors->'Display tab width' value.

3758872 : Some cases were reported where CFML colorization was breaking because of comments. Cases mentioned in this bug report have been fixed.

3755724 : Some users associate files with non CFML extension to CFML editor. In such cases colorization did not work. This has been fixed.

3791428 : Code assist did not work in CFML files opened from RDS file view.

3760407 : Incorrect context help description (tool tip) was displayed for data type member functions in code assist.

3768281 : Outline view truncated long function names. Function names are now not truncated at all in the outline view.

3724540 : Tag comments in the outline view were displayed only as <!---. Now partial comment text is displayed.

3783230 : License upgrade from CFB 1.0 to CFB 3.0 did not work. This is now fixed.

The Service Browser viewer, which was missing earlier in ColdFusion Builder 3, is also avilable now. It was in fact added in the update 1 and is also avilalbe in the update 2 as the updates are cumulative.

- Ram Kulkarni


Important ColdFusion Summit Dates!

July 08, 2014 / Tim Cunningham

  CF Summit

The call for speakers will end on Sunday, July 13th.  Don’t miss your chance to possibly speak at the ColdFusion Summit, enter a topic today. Click here to submit a topic.

Also the early bird special will end July 31st. Prices will jump from $299 to $399, so Register Now!  We are endeavoring to inform speakers if their topics have been choosen or not prior to July 31st so they can still get the Early Bird rate if they are not selected.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

ColdFusion Summit Content Committee


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Troubleshooting ColdFusion Admin Login Issue

June 30, 2014 / Pavankumar

  Administrator | Adobe ColdFusion 10 | Adobe ColdFusion 11

We have seen some cases where the user is trying to login to ColdFusion administrator console and CF keeps throwing login page again and again even though user has provided valid credentials. We heard users tried doing something like password reset, restarting the server which even didn't helped solving the issue. So we were curious to find what causing this issue and will discuss some of the issues we came across that occur when attempting to log into the administrator console.

Before talking about some of these issues that we found we will see how ColdFusion admin login happens. During login the password entered in ColdFusion Administrator login console will be hashed using SHA-1 and then passed to the server for authentication. If the password entered is correct user will be able to successfully login to the admin console. The hashing related functions are present in sha1.js file which gets loaded when accessing CF admin console. Mostly the login issues occurs either the sha1.js file is not loaded or the browser is not executing any javascript. If either the SHA1.js file is not loaded or browser is not executing the javascript password will be transmitted in plain text (instead of hashed password) which results in login failure.

1) One instance where we have seen this issue because of IIS misconfiguration. IIS uses a default list of global MIME types to determine which types of content to serve. If a client requests a MIME type that is not defined on the Web server, IIS returns a 404 error. In this case IIS admin has created a specific web.config file for coldfusion site. If the coldfusion website specific IIS web.config file contains a duplicate mime type which is also present in the IIS global config mime type list it causes an error in IIS. There by IIS  blocks all the file extensions (Except cfm and cfc as they were mentioned in IIS handler mappings). Because of this issue sha1.js file didn't get loaded which in turn caused login failure. Removing/Commenting out the duplicate mime type from website specific web.config file resolves the issue.

For example:

Assume your website web.config file added additional mime types for file extensions .less and .ttf. 

The above config causes an error because .ttf is already present in the IIS global web.config file. Remove the mimemap for file extension .ttf to resolve the issue.

2) Another instance where user is unable to login to ColdFusion Admin console using Internet Explorer. If IE is running enhanced security mode javascript on the page won't be executed unless the website is added to the trusted sites list. 

To add the ColdFusion website to the trusted list 

By default coldfusion administrator can only be accessed from the list of IP addresses as specified in the Security -> Allowed IP Addresses section.

We will be keep updating this blog if we come across any other issues which prevents user from logging in to the admin console. Also, let us know if you have come across any admin login issues other than which are mentioned above. 

Besides the login issue make sure to mandate that ColdFusion administrator runs only on https as specified in lockdown guide. 

Links for ColdFusion lockdown guide

ColdFusion 11 lockdown guide ColdFusion 10 lockdown guide ColdFusion 9 lockdown guide

 


ColdFusion 11 Silent Installation Properties

June 23, 2014 / Krishna Reddy

  Administrator | Adobe ColdFusion | ColdFusion | ColdFusion 11 | General

Silent instllation properties are updated for ColdFusion 11.

You can download the properties file here

Create a new directory and place the installer and the properties files there.

Please make sure to update the usernames/passwords/and flip the different feature flags as per your requirement.

'cd' to the newly created directory where the installer and properties files are placed.

Command to run the silent installation from the terminal is(Change it as per the Installer name).

>ColdFusion_11_WWEJ_win64.exe -f silent.properties

Please make sure that the terminal/command propmt is opened with administartor/root privileges (Open cmd with Run as Administartor option).

Once initiated, installation process runs in the background. Once the installation is complete you can see a log file named Adobe_ColdFusion_11_Install* under the ColdFusion installation home directory.


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