Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Launcher PRO 5.2.1

 Launcher PRO V5.2.1 Build 117 is now available

Change Log:

- Added support for E-Sys 22.06.01

- KIS/WissensBasis-Enriched Metadata (Initial Support - Connection window, SVT section in Coding)

- Minor bug fixes

Quite a bit of you have been requesting to add information from KIS/WissensBasis db. I have looked extensively in the past and I haven't given it any serious thought as it's mainly in German. No offence intended, it's just that my knowledge of the Deutsch language is next to zero/zilch. Anyway, a good friend has asked if I could add it last week and it's all I needed to get started again. As a result, I added initial support and I will look at adding further. Currently, it's only supported in 2 places:

1) Open Connection Window

Car series applicable to a given main series/BRV is provided by KIS db.

2) SVT section in the Coding module.

The added metadata is shown where applicable, and is again, provided by KIS db. 

I'll look at adding more metadata where applicable, and where it makes sense. I just wish there's an equivalent English translations, but I'll get what we I take.

EDIT: It was brought to my attention that the Launcher had issue reading BDC_BODY3/CAF 44ED. I made a change in the Launcher and it was confirmed the change fixed the issue. This fix is only available for 3.40.xx and 22.06.xx. I may retrofit it in older versions if there's any need.

I wish this issue was brought to me sooner. Anyway, it appears to be fixed and I'm glad it's resolved.


Friday, October 7, 2022

Launcher PRO 5.2.0 and Website update

Launcher PRO 5.2.0 Build 108 is now available

Change Log:

- Added support for E-Sys 22.06

- Improved translation mapping speed

- Added Passwordless authentication using USB security key (FIDO2) in app and website

- Added option to send minimal error details

- Minor bug fixes

The list is short, but there's a ton of work put into it. Most of the changes are in the backend. It's a lot easier and more secure to sign in.

Launcher PRO is going Hardware-Locked!

Hardware-locked account that is, because, USB Security Keys are now supported in Launcher PRO and the website. Anyone who uses Yubikeys, SoloKeys, Thetis and the likes know how great these little devices are. With Launcher PRO 5.2, it goes wherever you go, as long as you have your security key with you!  

With security keys, you don't need a password. It's passwordless authentication, yet stronger and more secure than ever. FIDO2/webauthn authentication is now supported. Enroll your Security key and start signing in to Launcher PRO without having to enter your password. FIDO2 is an enterprise-level authentication method that is widely supported by the industry. 

Learn more about FIDO2

Setting up/enrolling a security key is easy. The steps are the same whether you do it from the website, or through the app. Just follow this simple steps

1) Sign in to the app or the website and go to your account
2) On the account page, click Add USB Security Key/Enroll Security Key button

3) Windows will ask you to verify if you want to set up your security key. Click OK

4) Windows will again, ask you to confirm. Click OK. Windows will create the credentials and send the public key back to the website.

5) Windows will ask for your security key PIN. Enter your PIN and click OK

6) Finish the setup by touching your security key

That's it. You can now sign in with your security key.

To Sign in using your security key, follow these simple steps
1) Enter your email address. Better yet, let the website or Launcher PRO remember your email address. This will stay on your machine.

2) Click Sign in with Security Key

3) Windows will ask you to confirm you want to sign in

4) Touch your security key and you're all set. No password will ever be sent over the wire!

5) If you don't act within 30 seconds, the request will fail and you will have to start again.