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5.1.8 (stable)

Release 5.1.8 has been published on August 3, 2016
  • Please read the ILIAS 5.1 feature page for information about new and abandoned features and changed behaviour of this version.
  • Information about first time installation can be found here.
  • Securing web files has been changed in 5.1 due to the new Web Access Checker. Please read how to put HTML and SCORM modules, media files and user profile images under RBAC control.
  • With ILIAS 5.1.5 the "Return-Path" used for external emails is configurable (for PHP > 5.3.x or deactivated 'safe_mode') from within the ILIAS mail administration. Certain server configurations which rely on the "Return-Path" being set automatically on OS level require this new configuration to be properly set in ILIAS. To address this as a hotfix, a new configuration option, located at "Administration » Mail", was introduced. Please check this option because due to obvious reasons, there is no meaningful default that works for all platforms. This step was necessary due to the introduction of PHPMailer, which was necessary due to the introduction of HTML brackets. PHPMailer sets the "Return-Path" property to the "FROM" property per default, so we had to make this changeable (affects -f mail()-parameter and ini setting: 'sendmail_from').
Instructions for updating ILIAS can be found in section 3 of the general installation instructions. For major updates (e.g. 4.4.x -> 5.0.x) the safest proceeding is, to upgrade a copy of your productive system first and test whether everything works ok.
If you use a customized skin/style, please change the skin settings for root user and default of installation to ‘delos‘ before upgrading from a 4.x version to 5.1.x. Otherwise you may not login any more due to templates changes in 5.0 and 5.1.
ILIAS is free, open source software and published under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

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Changed Behaviour

  • MD5 as hashing algorithm for passwords has been abandoned, see: [[Abandon MD5 Password Encryption]]. This also affects the XML user import (see also: xml/ilias_user_5_1.dtd). Passwords have to be passed as plain text and will be bcrypt hashed during the import process.

Fixed Bugs

The following bugs reported in Mantis have been resolved:
* #0018769: [Login, Auth & Registration] Error message after login on new installation (mjansen)
* #0018754: [Test & Assessment] Fehlerhafte HTML-Entität bei Testimport (bheyser)
* #0018480: [Exercises] Team-Upload in Exercises, Limit uploads (jluetzen)
* #0017245: [RBAC] Failed test: Nur Recht „Lesezugriff“ (ukohnle)
* #0018756: [Personal Desktop] cannot save userprofile changings if profile-image upload is disabled (jluetzen)
* #0018563: [My Workspace] Metadata tab of Weblink object in My Workspace cannot be opened (jluetzen)
* #0018724: [Files] Could not upload (and extract) ZIP file with HHVM runtime (akill)
* #0018673: [Learning Progress / Statistics] Matrix View: Does not show percentage of the points reached anymore (jluetzen)
* #0018622: [Weblink] Weblink to external URL - Action-Menu Edit Content (jluetzen)
* #0017985: [Test & Assessment] Text answers in formular questions lead to php-error (bheyser)
* #0018486: [Test & Assessment] ImageMap questions with tool tip (bheyser)
* #0018072: [Test & Assessment] HotImage-Frage verliert gewählte Antworten (bheyser)
* #0018299: [Test & Assessment] Only one answer is saved on MC image map (bheyser)
* #0018373: [Test & Assessment] Imagemap question remembers only the first clicked area (bheyser)
* #0012543: [Test & Assessment] Properties of tests get lost on export/import (bheyser)
* #0017926: [Test & Assessment] History-Tab has a column too many (bheyser)
* #0017732: [Test & Assessment] Formula question: Unit association (?) lost on copying – bug or (missing) feature? (bheyser)
* #0018696: [Test & Assessment] Unselected units in copied formula questions (bheyser)
* #0017257: [Test & Assessment] Questionpool Settings miss the settings Title and Description (bheyser)
* #0017306: [Test & Assessment] No "Link" option in Actions dropdown (bheyser)
* #0018666: [Test & Assessment] Zooming Picture leads to fatal (akill)
* #0016017: [Test & Assessment] User receives wrong test certificate (due to lost test-session) (bheyser)
* #0018165: [Test & Assessment] Fehlerhafte / undeutliche Druckansicht (bheyser)
* #0017509: [Test & Assessment] Failed test: Seiteneditor für Hinweise und Feedback aktivieren (bheyser)
* #0017095: [Test & Assessment] Sortierung "Ergebnisse zu Einzelfragen" (bheyser)
* #0017205: [Test & Assessment] Bug or intended: Question pool setting doesn’t survive import/export (bheyser)
* #0018194: [Test & Assessment] Bewerter können Kandidatentext editieren (bheyser)
* #0018458: [Test & Assessment] Missing Error-Message when saving a faulty manual scoring with "save and continue" or "save and return" (bheyser)
* #0018470: [Test & Assessment] Testaufruf mit Startzeit/Verfügbarkeit in Zukunft im Öffentlichen Bereich des Magazins fehlerhaft (bheyser)
* #0018468: [Test & Assessment] Typo in german test-modal and test settings (bheyser)
* #0011371: [Test & Assessment] Bearbeiten der Fragen-Seite, des Feedbacks und der Hinweise wird nicht als Aktualisierung erkannt. (bheyser)
* #0018516: [Test & Assessment] Guideline: Green Confirmation after Saving the state of the List-view-table (bheyser)
* #0018572: [Test & Assessment] "Test Password" field seems to accept more than 20 characters but doesn't (bheyser)
* #0018692: [Test & Assessment] Formula questions show (0 Points) (bheyser)
* #0018678: [Test & Assessment] Fragenpool - letzte Aktualisierungsdatum falsch bei Feedback-Überarbeituing (bheyser)
* #0018567: [Web Access Checker] ACCESS DENIED: The requested file cannot be delivered. (fschmid)
* #0018679: [RBAC] deltepermissions through role template + copy permissions does not do anything (smeyer)