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Release Notes for Styra DAS

This page describes the release notes for Styra DAS delivered in March 2022.

Release Summary​

Styra is built on the Open Policy Agent (OPA), a popular and widely deployed open source project developed by the founders of Styra. With primary credibility for the underlying technology, the Styra team and technology are both proven in production across verticals. Styra enables enterprises to define, enforce, validate, and continually monitor security, compliance and operational policies across the cloud-native application stack. Styra has reinvented the authorization solutions to mitigate customer risk, and reinforce commitment to trust and transparency in safeguarding customers’ data. Styra’s Declarative Authorization Service (DAS) is a sophisticated management plane that provides context-based guardrails, built from a graphical policy library to mitigate risk, reduce human error and accelerate development. Styra makes it possible for enterprises to implement policy-as-code controls and to prove their effectiveness to both internal and external security and compliance audiences.

March 29, 2022​

This Styra DAS 20220329 release delivers the following new enhancements and issue fixed.

New Features and Enhancements​

This section describes the new enhancements in Styra DAS 20220329.

GUI​

  • This release adds a Test Connection button to the Kafka Export Configuration page located in the WORKSPACE >> Settings >> Decision Export pane. The Test Connection button allows you to test the current connectivity and validity of the current Kafka configuration.

  • A Kafka option is added for User Activity Export Targets located in the WORKSPACE >> Settings >> User Activity Export pane.

  • The Download button is added to the toolbar next to Settings. Data source limits are accurately checked based on the DAS Edition.

  • This release prompts you to publish the deleted policy to the source control only when you delete a policy that is backed by a source control.

Systems​

  • Entitlements snippets now support dynamic (attribute-based) and transitive (group-based) membership of users and service accounts in roles, and dynamic membership of groups in roles.

Issues Fixed​

This section describes the issue fixed in Styra DAS 20220329

Data Sources​

  • Fixed an issue in LDAP data source with enabled transformation template. The system improperly worked with objects without additional attributes.

March 15, 2022​

This Styra DAS 20220315 release delivers the following new enhancements

New Features and Enhancements​

This section describes the new enhancement in Styra DAS 20220315.

GUI​

  • This release updates the toggle switch design and advance settings in the Create System dialog.

  • This release adds the ability to customize some deployment settings in the install command for Kubernetes, Envoy, and Custom systems. The location for this change is in Your system >> Settings >> Install page.

March 8, 2022​

This Styra DAS 20220308 release delivers the following new enhancement and issue fixed.

New Features and Enhancements​

This section describes the new enhancement in Styra DAS 20220308.

GUI​

  • Starting with this release, the Refresh data button allows you to preview the data that are retrieved from the data source configuration parameters.

Issues Fixed​

This section describes the issue fixed in Styra DAS 20220308

Systems​

  • Fixed an issue with the Calendar: Match a Date/time range snippet which failed to match any requests if either of the optional fields was omitted.

March 1, 2022​

This Styra DAS 20220301 release delivers the following new enhancements and issues fixed.

New Features and Enhancements​

This section describes the new enhancements in Styra DAS 20220301.

Backend​

  • This release changes the behavior of the Glob match action, subject, and/or resource snippet. Prior to this release, omitting an optional field when configuring the snippet caused all requests not to match. Now, omitting an optional field is the same as setting the optional field to a wildcard.

Data Sources​

  • The size limit for all data sources types is now enforced. The following default limits are based on DAS edition:

    • DAS FREE: 25MB
    • ENTERPRISE: 100MB

GUI​

  • This release introduces the ability to evaluate the system’s default decision for non-custom and non-meta policies. This can be controlled through the new switch named Policy only located in the Preview drop down list.

Issues Fixed​

This section describes the issue fixed in Styra DAS 20220301

Backend​

  • Fixed a bug where data source configurations was corrupted and marked as invalid due to a failed authorization check.

On-Premises​

  • When setting allowed domains in the OpenID Connect (OIDC) provider configuration, Styra accurately handled situations where a single domain was configured. The Helm chart was expecting a single domain string which was then assigned to the first element of a string array of domains. If multiple domains were configured, then they would be combined into a single string which would not be valid.