Entries for month: September 2012

You can access my NCDevCon 2012 presentation on "Secure your apps using ColdFusion 10" here.

The video for this session is posted here

There is a mandatory update to ColdFusion 10 that all ColdFusion 10 users need to apply on all platforms.

[Update: The mandatory update was refreshed. Take a look at the latest update here ]

You can download the update from here: http://www.adobe.com/support/coldfusion/downloads_updates.html

Detailed instructions on how to apply this update is available in the technote here: http://helpx.adobe.com/coldfusion/kb/coldfusion-10-mandatory-update.html

You can run the update from the command line either in the GUI or in the silent mode by following the steps outlined here: http://help.adobe.com/en_US/ColdFusion/10.0/Admin/WSe61e35da8d318518-33adffe0134c60cd31c-7ffe.html



All ColdFusion updates are now signed with the new code signing certificate because of a code signing certificate revocation. This mandatory Update ensures that your current installation of ColdFusion 10 is updated with the new code signing certificate. This update is also required for proper functioning of the auto update functionality in ColdFusion 10. Adobe strongly recommends that you apply this update.

For more details of the code signing revocation read the KB article here : http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/global/certificate-updates.html





ColdFusion supports all minor version upgrades to Java. Here's a KB article that indicates this. As long the ColdFusion supports the major Java version, you can upgrade the minor version updates within the supported major versions.

[Update: Support for Windows 8 and Windows 2012 announced for ColdFusion 10 and ColdFusion Builder 2.0.1 : link]

The support for ColdFusion 10 on Windows 8 and OS X Mountain Lion is coming. We will be releasing new installers to support these new platforms. While it is not possible to point out the release date for these installers at this time, the installers will be made available in the next 3-5 months time.

A small but significant change in ColdFusion 10 is around IP address restriction. Till ColdFusion 9, only two fixed IP addresses can access the developer edition of server. But this restriction is changed in ColdFusion 10. ColdFusion 10 developer edition can now be accessed concurrently by any two IP addresses. The restriction is on two concurrent request from any two IP addresses and not on which IP addresses.