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These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in Papertrail.
This version includes the following features:
SolarWinds Papertrail is now available as a software as a service (SaaS) add-on in the DigitalOcean Marketplace. This new integration connects to the DigitalOcean App Platform—a fully-managed platform as a service (PaaS) that allows developers to build, deploy, and scale more efficiently. As a SaaS add-on, DigitalOcean App Platform users can now add Papertrail log management to their application from within the DigitalOcean App Platform.
Papertrail protects the security of user accounts by verifying a new user’s identity. For newly created accounts, a verification email is sent to the email address used when signing up for the account. You must click the link in the email before you can log into your new account.
For customers that have been with us for a while, you may have access to two event viewers: the new event viewer and a legacy version of the event viewer. After consolidating the benefits of the event viewers into the newer event viewer, the legacy event viewer has been deprecated.
Papertrail’s integration with the rest of the Application Management products is continuing, with a new, upgraded Snap Agent integration.
The SolarWinds Snap Agent updated to make collecting logs easier and more customizable. Kubernetes and syslog log sources are available, logs can be sent to a Papertrail http or syslog endpoint.
Whether used in conjunction with AppOptics or on its own, using the Snap Agent to send logs to Papertrail is now a much more powerful option. For more information about the Snap Agent version 4.1.0 release, see the Snap Agent Release Notes.
We updated the SAML single sign-on capabilities to expedite user management:
With Papertrail and the new rKubelog solution, you can quickly and easily implement logging for applications running in Kubernetes clusters. Since rKubelog does not require DaemonSets, sidecars, fluentd or persistent claims, it’s one of the only solutions for logging in nodeless clusters, such as EKS on Fargate. But it’s also perfect for smaller, local development clusters to setup logging within seconds.
New color themes were added to complement our new navigation and provide a new, fresh look to the Papertrail experience. The Solarized and Solarized Light color themes can be accessed in the display preferences.
Papertrail now supports sending logs via HTTP with a quick and easy setup. When creating a new Log Destination, select to Accept connections via a Token. The new destination uses a provided token for the authentication of POST requests when sending events and can accept single or newline delimited events formatted in plaintext or JSON.
The Papertrail user experience was upgraded and customization options were added:
The Papertrail event viewer was rebuilt from the ground up, with a focus on updating and modernizing the entire experience. With this new event viewer, you get:
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