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Soprano release to the live service

We’re pleased to announce that more new Soprano features have been released to the live service. The features are described in the Soprano Release Preview notices for 15th November.

Soprano Release Preview 15th November 2013

We are pleased to announce the next release of Soprano is now available for preview.

This release contains the functionality required to make use of the new “Two Factor Authentication” security feature.

Two-Factor Authentication

This optional feature increases the security features available to you for controlling access to Soprano by adding a verification step to the login process, much like some banks use on their web sites.

Two-Factor Authentication is an implementation of the OATH-TOTP standard, which is supported by many hardware tokens, and also a number of software solutions, such as the free Google Authenticator application available on all mobile platforms.

When Two-Factor Authentication is required for an operator, the logon process changes to prompt them for a one time numerical code after they have provided their username and password. This verification code is generated by your choice of OATH-TOTP token generator, and changes every 30 seconds. This ensures that anyone not in possession of the correct token generator will not be able to access Soprano. soprano-verify

In order to activate this feature, your administrator should use the Admin Console released earlier this week to configure the individual OATH-TOTP tokens for each operator. Please ensure that you perform a reset of the Soprano cache in the demo environment in order to allow Soprano to pick up your Two-Factor Authentication changes. In order to perform a reset of the cache, simply add “resetcache” to the end of your Soprano URL, such as{your tenancy name}/resetcache.

To preview this release
To preview this release, please insert ‘-demo’ into your tenancy URL after ‘soprano’, so that the URL is like this:{your tenancy name}.

This is an opportunity to see how the new features fit your local context and to check that everything else is working correctly. Please remember that it is using your live data.

Release to the live service
This version of Soprano will be released to the live service on Monday 25th November 2013.

Comments and contact
If you have any comments, questions or suggestions please get in touch. You can comment on this blog post, contact your Account Manager or contact me. To suggest and discuss additional features there is the Soprano Ideas Forum.