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We opened PMRs and are waiting for a response from IBM. Will post an update here.
As I posted this morning (Details here), IBM released a new Interims Fix for Traveler. This Interim Fix for 9.0.1 / 184.108.40.206 / 8.53 UP2 will prepare Traveler for iOS8 and it is important that you update your servers as soon as possible. Apple will release iOS8 in two days and there are some issues that will be get fixed with this IF.
The reason is simple:
The iOS integrated native Apple Mail App, which is used via ActiveSync by Traveler, is submiting up to now a unique Device ID to the ActiveSync Server. Traveler is using this Device ID together with the User name to "define" and "find" the Device record in Traveler. The IBM Companion and IBM Todo App are using this Device ID for matching the Traveler Device with the App installed on these device. This Device ID can be viewed by the User on the Device under Settings / General / Info / Device ID and it is the ID that is printed on the back of any iPhone or iPad.
A Device ID looks like this: F4KJQ456F19J Submitted via ActiveSync it looks like this: ApplF4KJQ456F19J
The Device ID is device specific and can be used to track a Device. That's the reason why Apple decided last year with iOS7 to define a new so called EAS Identifier, which will be a random generated number, which should be used in a future release instead of the Device ID. This EAS Identifier will only be used for ActiveSync and cannot be viewed by the user.
Starting last week with the iOS8 Gold Master release the iOS ActiveSync client is sending the EAS Identifier and no longer the Device ID to the Traveler server.
The EAS Identifier is looking like this: KUSTI1BCOD06VCNOF10EQGNV2G
IBM had to do some fixes on the server backend and the related Companion and ToDo App to handle this new EAS Identifier.
So what will happen when you update your already configured iOS device from 7 to 8?
What I could already test: Nothing - because Apple takes care, that when under iOS 7 there had been already a Traveler profile; the EAS Identifier was set equal to the Device ID. So all will be fine.
But when you setup a new iOS 8 device without restoring a backup, Apple will create a new EAS Identifier and will use it from then on. Without updating to the new Interims Fix Companion and the ToDo App will no longer work and you will find an additional Device document in your Traveler inventory, which you may be have to approve.
If you are using a MDM solution like our midpoints mobile.profiler, you will be able to query, collect and view the EAS Identifier together with other device information.
To sum it: To prevent any trouble - update to the Interims Fix until iOS 8 will be in the wild in your environment.
IBM published so far this information:
With Apple changing the iOS8 DeviceId to no longer start with "Appl", some Companion and To Do flows are not functioning properly as the device is not longer recognized as an iOS8 device in the Companion and To Do flows with the new DeviceId. This causes issues in handling prevent copy mails, attachments being limited to the max admin setting when they should not be, out of office not being recognized as supported, and possibly other issues. This change will fix the recognition of iOS8 with the new DeviceId such that the existing functions work as they did before.
Today IBM published a Technote regarding a statement, if IBM Notes Traveler will work and will be supported together with iOS8. UPDATE 15.08.2014: You should update your Traveler Servers to 9.0.1 IF6 / 220.127.116.11 IF7 / 8.5.3 UP IF7 details here
To sum it up, if you are running Traveler with the latest Traveler Interim Fix (9.0.1 IF5 or 18.104.22.168 IF6 or 8.5.3 UP2 IF6 ) you are save. But it looks like, that there will be a new Interims Fix available in near future after the final release of iOS8.
The good use for customers still running 8.5.3 UP2, you will get iOS8 support, too.
There is one new iOS8 feature that you should be aware of and may be force IBM to provide a new Interims Fix for the Traveler Server.
iOS8 will support to enable and disable the Out of Office Service from within the Active Sync Account Settings. So far I tested it, it works together with Traveler 9.0.1 IF5 and iOS8 Beta. But Apple lets the User to enable Out of Office without a set End Date. So that OoO runs forever. It works, but in that case the generated Out of Office notification send out to the sender will contain "I am out of office until NULL"
IBM should handle this Null value and will have to ship a new Interim Fix.
From the Technote:
Q1. Is support for Apple iOS 8.x devices planned for Notes Traveler? Yes. Notes Traveler 8.5.3 Upgrade Pack 2 and later versions will support iOS 8.x devices when they become available.
Q3. Will Notes Traveler Companion & To Do applications support iOS 8.x? Yes, we are expecting to very soon push to iTunes new versions of Notes Traveler Companion and To Do applications that will support iOS 8.x devices. This Technote will be updated with specific version information once the new versions are posted.
Q4. What Notes Traveler functionality will be supported on devices running iOS 8.x? Functionality and features comparable with those in previously supported releases. New features added in iOS 8.x will not immediately be supported with Notes Traveler; however, support for new features may be introduced over time. This technote will be updated to reflect any new feature limitations or statements of support.
Q5. Should I upgrade my Notes Traveler server now in preparation for iOS 8.x devices? Notes Traveler server versions 9.0.1 Interim Fix 5 and 22.214.171.124 Interim Fix 6 include an update to correctly recognize and handle iOS 8.x devices (per APAR LO81825). Prior to this update, iOS 8.x devices may not have been able to connect to the Notes Traveler server if security settings prohibit unsecure devices or if restricting access by device type or user agent. For additional information on these releases, see the Index of Recommended Maintenance.
Q6. Will there be any Notes Traveler server updates for iOS 8x? Yes, most likely. We are currently testing Notes Traveler with iOS 8 devices. And although most functions should work without issue from day one, closely after the release of iOS 8 it is very likely that we will release a Notes Traveler Interim Fix to address any issues that we find during testing. This technote will updated to indicate any recommended Interim Fixes should and when they become available.
Details can be found here: Q&A about IBM Notes Traveler support for Apple iOS 8.x
"IBM Domino support has received several questions and PMRs recently regarding SHA-2 support within Domino. SHA-2 is currently supported with x.509 certificate for s/mime in the Domino environment. At this time, the Domino kyr file does not provide native support for SHA-2 certificates for protocols such as LDAPS, HTTPS, DIIOPS, etc.
We are aware that Certificate Authorities are no longer offering SHA1 certs by default, and many browsers will soon depreciate their trust of SHA1.
For HTTP requests (on the Windows server platform), we currently recommend using the IHS proxy server, available starting with Domino 9.0:
*Link to presentation on Implementing TLS support with IBM Domino 9.x and IBM HTTP Server (IHS) *Link to IHS reference: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/httpserv/ihsdiag/ssl_questions.html
At this time, the request to provide full native support for SHA-2 is currently under investigation by the Domino Development team:
Enhancement Request Number: ABAI7SASE6
Technote reference: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21418982 APAR reference: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg1LO48388
If you also desire this functionality in your environment, we encourage you to open a PMR and add your company to the enhancement request . This alerts our development team to the continued interest for this feature, which is not a guarantee of a solution or fix, just an inclusion to this existing enhancement request for this feature to be considered for a future release."
Please add yourself to the Enhancement Request or participate in the discussion started by Amy Knox (IBM):
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Yesterday IBM released a new version 9.01.1 of the IBM Notes Traveler app for Android. The app is already available in the Google Play Store.
Keep in mind, that at the moment only the new Android 126.96.36.199 client is released. Currently there is no new server release available. The client will work with server releases starting with Traveler 188.8.131.52.
This release is a complete redesign of the UI and brings big new features:
New gesture driven interface, including: action bar, navigation drawer, persona pictures, revised multi-select, right to left swipe on individual e-mails in inbox, mail response indicator
New IBM Notes Traveler Contacts app, including: ability to export Traveler contacts (setting), show local device contacts (setting)
IBM Sametime presence and chat integration (dependent on the use of IBM Sametime mobile application)
Easy access to IBM Connections profile (dependent on use of IBM Connections mobile application)
View other calendars (color coded) within the Traveler calendar views (Show Local Calendar setting)
Create Calendar events from e-mail (auto populates subject, description, attendees)
Edit e-mail history when replying (Respond Inline)
Improved experience for phone users, with no hard menu button (action bar)
Improved Status screen with icons to launch Mail, Calendar, Contacts, and ToDo