CAST Upgrade batch file
CASTUpgrade_ServerConnection.txt - PASSWD_CRYPTED option
The option PASSWD_CRYPTED has been removed and it is therefore no longer possible to define an encrypted password for the CAST Storage Service operator user directly in the txt file. See CSSPASSWORD below for more information about how to workaround this.
CSSPASSWORD environment variable
A new environment variable called CSSPASSWORD has been introduced to allow the CAST Storage Service operator user password to be set prior to running the CASTUpgradeRun.bat file. This means that upgrades can be run unattended without needing to manually input the operator user password when the batch is run. To set the variable, use the SET option in a cmd Window prior to running the CASTUpgradeRun.bat file (enter the operator user password in place of <PASSWORD>:
Technology support changes
Please also see Technology coverage changes in CAST AIP 8.3.x for more detailed discussion of this subject.
CAST Management Studio CLI
An optional parameter called -appli has been introduced in CAST AIP 8.3.12. It enables you to specify an Application when the Management Service schema associated with the chosen connection profile contains multiple Applications:
- If there is only one Application in the Management Service schema this parameter is optional, and should match with the existing target Application if it is provided
- If there are multiple Applications, this parameter is mandatory and should match with an existing Application in the Management Service schema in order to synchronise the imported assessment model with the associated Dashboard Service schemas
CAST Management Studio GUI
Change operator and guest user passwords
The Server Security tab previously available in the Management Service schema editor has been removed, as such, it is no longer possible to change the operator and guest user passwords for the associated CAST Storage Service:
CAST Storage Service / PostgreSQL
CSSResetPassword.exe (resetting Operator and Guest passwords)
In CAST AIP ≥ 8.3.12, resetting passwords for CAST Storage Service users is no longer possible. The tool CSSResetPassword.exe has been removed from the CSSAdmin folder at the root of your CAST AIP installation.
Custom database users
In CAST AIP ≥ 8.3.12 you are now free to create your own custom users and then use them with CAST AIP and related software - you need to have a minimum of one user with the SUPERUSER permission and then grant the "postgres" role to this user. You can create custom users using a tool such as PGAdmin or plsq.
An example SQL script for a user called "my_custom_user" is shown below: