Welcome to the Adobe Connect 9.7 release. Read on to better understand the release dates, upgrade information, updates, improvements, and known issues.

Overview

Adobe Connect is a market-leading web conferencing solution that enables corporations, schools, and government organizations worldwide to deliver rich collaboration, webinars, and eLearning experiences. For an overview of Adobe Connect, see www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html.

The Adobe Connect 9.7 release removes browser dependencies, adds HTML support, and resolves several bugs.

Release dates

Adobe Connect 9.7 rolls out in following phases:  

Hosted services:

Starting Nov 10, 2017; check the migration schedule for your account here.

On-premise deployments:

Starting Nov 17, 2017.

Managed services:

Contact your Adobe Connect managed services representative to schedule your update.

What's new in Adobe Connect 9.7

For more information on the new features and enhancements in Adobe Connect 9.7, see What's New in Adobe Connect.

System requirements

For the latest system requirements, see the Adobe Connect Technical Specifications page.

New Adobe Connect application

This update introduces a new Adobe Connect application to join meetings. The Adobe Connect application replaces the Adobe Connect Add-in (version 9.x). 

You are prompted to install the new Adobe Connect application in the following scenarios:

  • You host or join a 9.x meeting for the first time with an earlier version of the Adobe Connect add-in.
  • You share your screen or PowerPoint (PPTX format) files and do not have Adobe Connect application installed.

If you are an administrator of a locked-down IT environment, we recommend that you ensure that all of your end users have the new Adobe Connect application and Adobe Flash Player (version 13.0 or later) installed. Download the Adobe Connect application from this page, or directly from the links here:

Adobe Connect application for Windows

Adobe Connect application for Mac

Upgrade paths for on-premise deployments

The following are the prerequisites before you can upgrade to this release:

  • From Adobe Connect 8.x, upgrade to Adobe Connect 9 then update to Adobe Connect 9.6.2 before applying this patch.
  • From Adobe Connect 9.x, update to Adobe Connect 9.6.2 before applying this patch.

Issues resolved

Issue Tracking Number

Issue Description

3137157

Fixed an issue where only 100 meeting templates were visible while creating meetings.

3774243

Fixed an issue where if login policy was set to EMAIL address, API did not check for email in the login field.

3774324

Fixed an issue where API could create user without EMAIL even though EMAIL was set as required field

4082494

Fixed an issue where certain recordings were with choppy audio

4085794

Fixed an issue where Total Unique Attendees and Total Unique Registered Attendees columns returned incorrect value.

4085860

Fixed a potential Command Injection vulnerability in ShellUtil.fixCommand.

4085864

Fixed an issue where Event guests were auto promoted to presenter during breakouts.

4086077

Fixed a potential SSRF security vulnerability in RTMP Service

4086249

Fixed an issue where incorrect URL was populated when an invitation email was sent to user.

4086255

Fixed a potential vulnerability where Adobe Connect events module lacked clickjacking defences.

4086411

Fixed an account-specific issue where Seminar tab took more than a minute to open the license.

4086703

Fixed an issue where opening recording with Adobe Flash disabled in Chrome 56 gave static page, i.e., "For joining the meeting right-click above to run Adobe Connect."

4086705

Fixed a potential api abuse vulnerability

4086721

Fixed an account specific issue where in-appropriate error message appeared when a new user tried to login to the event login page.

4086818

Added a Feature where “Enable Microphone rights” for Participants will persist with templates.

4086861

Fixed an issue where FLV videos published from Adobe Capitave were not playing in Adobe Connect.

4086879

Fixed an issue where Event Registration Confirmation message in Japanese locale showed in English instead of Japanese.

4086883

Fixed an issue where Active meeting report showed the session for a meeting which was deleted.

4086894

Fixed an issue where LDAP authentication failed when email was set as not a required field and left blank in User Profile Mapping.

4086936

Fixed an issue where Active meeting report showed two instances of same meeting

4086945

Fixed an issue where private PDF files could be opened with appending '/connect.pdf' in the content URL.

4087013

Fixed a potential vulnerability where reflected XSS when new parameter injected into URL.

4087022

Fixed an issue where Adobe Captivate course was not working in virtual classroom when using SWF format.

4087065

Fixed an intermittent issue where Telephony user was not able to listen to the VoIP user in the meeting.

4087150

Fixed a potential vulnerability where seminars.adobeconnect.com reflected XSS.

4087172

Fixed a potential SQL Injection vulnerability in EventDAL.

4087181

Fixed an issue where Adobe Captivate content was not properly presented in meeting client when shared as Course in Virtual Classroom.

4087210

Fixed a potential dll hijacking/pre-loading vulnerability

4087372

Fixed an issue where sharing one Windows 10 native app in Adobe Connect shared all open Windows 10 native apps.

4087418

Fixed an issue where Event template images were not displayed in Internet Explorer

Known Issues

Issue Tracking Number

Issue Description

4087838

PPT and PPTX content cannot be directly opened in Adobe Connect application by entering content URL in Adobe Connect application homepage.

4087604

In Mac, no error message is shown to the user when Adobe Connect application is open and user tries to launch another instance of Connect application by entering meeting url in browser.

4087446

Events are not accessible by entering Event url in Adobe Connect application home page.

4087907 Adobe Connect application for Windows re-creates a shortcut on desktop (even if the shortcut is deleted)

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