Release Notes: July 24, 2020

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Certify Migration to AWS Cloud

Certify has completed the migration from traditional data centers to the AWS cloud platform. This move allows Certify to provision resources on-demand and seamlessly scale infrastructure up or down based on current loads and customer demand. 

In addition to increased performance and efficiency, AWS allows Certify to become more agile through infrastructure automation and orchestration to deliver improved business continuity, data security, and disaster recovery.

With a solid foundation in AWS, Certify sets its sights on more advanced features of cloud infrastructure such as automatic scaling and automatic healing of resources to further increase reliability and performance. 

Multi-Factor Authentication

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Certify has eliminated the use of security question and have instead instituted Multi-Factor Authentication, or MFA. This is an authentication process which requires a user to present two pieces of evidence to prove their identity and access the application. 

For Certify, the user will need to provide something they know (their password) and something they have (a temporary security code) to successfully authenticate. When Certify detects that a user is logging in from an unrecognized web browser, IP address, or device, we will email or text a temporary security code to the user's email address, or phone number. 

The user will then retrieve the security code and provide it back to Certify, thus verifying their identity.

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Additionally, each company's Administrator can either require MFA at the company level, or give end users the freedom to opt out of MFA, if they choose. This option is controlled from the Security Settings page, under Configuration.

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If the Administrator does not want to require MFA for their users, un-checking this option will give end users the ability to opt out of MFA. The option to individually opt out of MFA resides on the My Account page. 

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If disabled, the user will never be asked for additional authentication; they will only need to provide their username and password to access Certify.

For additional information, view our Help Center articles on MFA:

Single Sign On Configuration Page

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Certify has always offered Single Sign On, or SSO, however the SSO configuration was not something an Administrator had access to. Now, the SSO Configuration page has been updated and made public-facing for all Administrators in Certify. 

Admins can now update their x509 certificates, made modifications to their custom welcome emails, and adjust other SSO settings on their own. 

The new page is found under Configuration, and is called Configure Single Sign On. For more information on configuring SSO, please view our Help Center articles:

Invoice Vendors Report Enhancements

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Several new columns have been added to the Invoice Vendor Report, allowing Admins to pull previously inaccessible data on their Vendors in mass. Like all Flexible Reports, Admins will be able to show and hide columns they need before exporting and viewing as a PDF.

 

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