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We again have released a new version of the cloud connector with interesting new features. A lot happened under the hood to ensure the highest security levels but that is not all.

Let me start with the installation (which of course can be found here) where we've added two more platforms to give you more flexibility for selecting the best platform:

  • Oracle Linux 9

  • macOS aarch64 (native support of the M1/M2 processors)

If you are using an ABAP System in the cloud and need more security for classic RFC endpoints, you should check the new feature to use SNC:

More about that can be found in the documentation.

Not for all users but at least for some it might be helpful that you're able to change now the login procedure from user and password to a client certificate. This works also for the REST APIs. But here we have to say that (in the version 2.16) we unfortunately have the restriction to setups without a shadow instance. This will of course change in the future. If you still want to use it or at least try it out find more here.

On the logging and monitoring we’ve worked on two features:

  • getting more insights for TCP and TCP SSL connections as you now see them also in the Back-end connections and in the usage statistics.

  • adding a csv export to the Audit Log to give you more transparency which modifications on the cloud connector setup had been done:

Additionally, under the hood we've updated lots of libraries to the most recent versions, cleaned up features which are no longer needed and improved the performance of the login procedure for some installations.

Therefore: don't wait and update your Cloud Connector as soon as possible (and have a look at the official release notes)!