Zscaler App 1.2 for Windows and Mac OS X: Release Notes


Zscaler App 1.2 for Windows and Mac OS X: Release Notes

Release Date: December 23, 2016

Zscaler App 1.2 includes the following enhancements and fixes:

  • Admins can now choose to disable logging controls in the Zscaler App to prevent users from exporting logs, changing the log mode, or clearing logs.
  • The Zscaler App window is now automatically hidden after a user completes enrollment. Users can open the App window with the tray icon (Windows) or menu bar icon (Mac). Additionally, with the following new installer option, the App window can now be hidden for users before enrollment as well:
    • Windows MSI: HIDEAPPUIONLAUNCH
    • Windows EXE: hideAppUIOnLaunch
    • Mac: hideAppUIOnLaunch
  • The Zscaler App now displays (in the More window of the App) the name of the App Policy currently associated with the App (these are configured under App Profile in the Zscaler App Portal). The App also now features an Update Policy button. While the app regularly checks for and downloads any policy updates, users can trigger an update more quickly with this option.
  • The Zscaler App now supports device posture validation with a certificate as well as a file check on the device. The device posture validation ensures that only users with permission to an application and the required certificate or file can access applications with the ZPA service. Device posture profiles are configured in the Zscaler App Portal and added to application group or access policies in the ZPA admin portal.
  • For the ZPA service, the Zscaler App now supports search domains for applications.
  • For the ZPA service, the Zscaler App now supports IP addresses for applications.
  • For the ZPA service, end-to-end encryption has been enabled for traffic between the Zscaler App and the Connectors that provide users with access to applications. This encryption is in addition to the TLS encryption that already protects the tunnels that carry ZPA traffic between various ZPA components.
  • For the ZPA service, the Zscaler App now supports a more robust SAML authentication mechanism to enhance user experience. Users no longer have to authenticate each time they restart their systems.
  • Fixes an issue due to which the Zscaler App installed persistent routes in routing tables for Windows.
  • Fixes an issue due to which cloning a machine led to an intermediate authentication error on both the original machine and the cloned machine. The fix now enables organizations to use the Zscaler App in a golden image.
  • Fixes an issue due to which users could not turn off ZPA on the Zscaler App.
  • Fixes an issue due to which the Zscaler App encountered an error when parsing DNS SRV responses corresponding to certain applications enrolled with the ZPA service.

Known Issues

  • On some Windows devices, the Zscaler App shows an Internal Error in the Status field. To resolve the issue, click Restart service in the More window.
  • On some Windows devices, the Zscaler App adapter is assigned the local environment profile instead of the domain profile upon system reboot. To resolve the issue, click Restart service in the More window, or disconnect and reconnect to your domain network.