Release Notes 3.5

The Layer7 API Developer Portal 3.5 was last upgraded in February 2021 (CR19).
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The Layer7 API Developer Portal 3.5 was last upgraded in February 2021 (CR19).
These Release Notes summarize the new and enhanced features, known issues, and resolved issues in version 3.5 of the API Developer Portal.
New and Enhanced Features
Version 3.5 of the API Developer Portal has been enhanced with the following new features:
All Migrated Copies of Portal Are Now Available to Download (CR18)
Previously, any completed migrations containing errors could not be downloaded to prevent their distribution; however, this caused problems for debugging or troubleshooting migrations. With the release of CR18, users may download all completed migrations.
Migration Support for Portal-Published SOAP APIs (CR16)
The migration tool now supports migration of Portal-published SOAP APIs, in addition to Portal-published REST APIs and Gateway-published REST and SOAP APIs.
Update to Tomcat 9.0.34 (CR16)
Portal has been updated to use Tomcat 9.0.34.
Update to MySQL 8.0 (CR16)
Portal now supports MySQL 8.0.
Multiple Organization for Private APIs (CR15)
The migration tool now uses the new PAPI endpoint /api-management/1.0/apis/{uuid}/organizations for assigning multiple organization to private APIs. Private APIs are no longer attached to Account Plans.
Gateway-Published APIs (CR15)
The migration tool now uses the new PAPI endpoint /api-management/1.0/apis/{uuid} for enabling REST and SOAP APIs.
API Plans Migration (CR14)
API Plans migration is now supported. See The Migration Process for details on API Plans entity mappings. Note that the following limitations apply.
Important!
 API Plans are available for migration to Target Portal release 4.3.2 and higher. However, you first need to enable them in the Target Portal. Note that as API Plans are not compatible with API Groups in the Target Portal, API Groups will not be migrated if you enable API Plans.
Update to OpenJDK 12.0.2 (CR14)
Portal has been updated to use OpenJDK 12.0.2.
Update to Tomcat 9.0.22 (CR14)
Portal has been updated to use Tomcat 9.0.22.
Update to OpenJDK 12.0.1 (CR13)
Portal has been updated to use OpenJDK 12.0.1.
Update to Tomcat 9.0.19 (CR13)
Portal has been updated to use Tomcat 9.0.19.
Migration Tool Improvements, Fixes, and Recurly Compatibility Upgrade (CR12)
Addressed several defects relating to migration and general performance issues. Updated Recurly integration to fetch the latest API version to anticipate future API deprecation.
Incremental Improvements to Migration Tool (CR11)
Improvements were made to the migration tool to identify more incompatibilty cases between source and target portals. For more information, see Resolved Issues.
Password and Optional Captcha Required When Updating Account Information (CR11)
For added security, your password (and optionally a captcha) are required when changing any fields on the My Profile page. For more information, see Update Account Information.
Migration Tool Performance Improvements and Updates to API Developer Portal (CR10)
Addressed and resolved various defects for the migration tool, and improved the API Developer Portal. For more information, see Resolved Issues.
Updates to Localizing API Developer Portal (CR9)
The following improvements have been made in language support:
  • The language options for all locales can now display in the
    Language
    drop-down list.
  • You can now set organization invitation emails using the Org Admin's current locale instead of the system default locale.
  • You can determine the order of the locale list.
For more information, see the procedure to configure the API Developer Portal for localization in Localize API Developer Portal.
Updates to the API Owner Role (CR9)
An option is now available to restrict an API Owner's access to Applications. For more information, see Tasks Performed by User Role.
Updates to Platform and Migration Tool Performance Improvements (CR8)
Migrate to Enhanced Experience API Portal (CR7 and higher)
API Developer Portal provides the option to migrate to the latest Migrate to Enhanced Experience API Portal.
Support for MySQL 5.7 and Tomcat 8.5.24
API Developer Portal is now compatible with MySQL 5.7 (from CR6 onwards) and Tomcat 8.5.24 (from CR7 onwards).
Translate Portal Content
API Developer Portal can now translate to and manage content in multiple languages in addition to the default language (English). Administrators and Portal users can perform the following tasks:
  • Translate CMS and Dashboard content
  • Send localized email notifications
  • Translate page elements using Phrasepacks
  • Display date formats in preferred languages
  • Set language of preference
Define Preferred Currency to Monetize APIs
Administrators can configure the API Developer Portal to support a preferred currency other than USD to monetize API plans.
Software Installation
You can now install and configure the API Developer Portal software. For more information, see Install and Configure API Developer Portal (Software) section.
Supported Upgrade Paths
You can upgrade to API Developer Portal 3.5 CR15 from the 3.5 base installation or any preceding 3.5 CR:
  • From API Developer Portal version 3.5 or higher, you can upgrade to API Developer Portal
    release
    3.5 CR15.
  • From API Developer Portal version 3.1, you can upgrade to API Developer Portal version 3.5, and then upgrade to API Developer Portal release 3.5 CR15.
    For more information about API Developer Portal upgrade, see the following upgrade sections:
Release History
Version
Release Date
3.5 CR19
February 2021
3.5 CR18
December 2020
3.5 CR17
July 2020
3.5 CR16
June 2020
3.5 CR15
January 2020
3.5 CR14
October 2019
3.5 CR13
July 2019
3.5 CR12
May 2019
3.5 CR11
March 2019
3.5 CR10
November 2018
3.5 CR9
July 2018
3.5 CR8
May 2018
3.5 CR7
March 2018
3.5 CR6
October 2017
3.5 CR5
July 2017
3.5 CR4
June 2017
3.5 CR3
December 2016
3.5 CR2
June 2016
3.5 CR1
May 2016
3.5
November 2015