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Thirdlane Unified Communications Platform 14.3.1 and Thirdlane Connect 14.3.1

Posted by thirdlane on Tue, 03/19/2024

RELEASE NOTES

Thirdlane Unified Communications Platform 14.3.1

  • Video Conferencing with an option to turn this feature on/off, globally and on a tenant level
  • Ability to turn Thirdlane Connect messaging on/off, providing more control over communication preferences
  • Ability to turn Thirdlane Connect direct calling on/off, providing more control over communication channels
  • Added Remote Provisioning Server (RPS) support for Yealink phones
  • Added templates and firmware for various new Yealink phone models
  • Added templates and firmware for new Snom phone models
  • Added Secure Redirection and Provisioning Service (SRAPS) support for Snom phones
  • Added Remote Auto Provisioning for Fanvil phones
  • Updated CRM integrations
  • Added support for Office 365 and Google contacts to CRM integrations
  • Added information required for notifications to administrators
  • Fixes and enhancements to the management REST API
  • Fixes to management of IP addresses for banned and allowed lists
  • Post Call pipeline redesign and enhancements
  • Fixes and enhancements to Services management
  • Enhancements to Services access and assignment on a global, tenant and user level
  • Fixed token storage in CRM integrations
  • Added copying of limits and additional settings from the template tenant when creating tenants
  • Added packetization time to SIP endpoints
  • Added global and tenant level retention period for Thirdlane Connect uploaded files, and daily automatic removal
  • Various other enhancements and bug fixes

Thirdlane Connect 14.3.1

  • Full featured Video Meetings
  • Support for enabling/disabling messaging
  • Support for enabling/disabling direct (point to point) calls
  • Various other enhancements and bug fixes

INSTALLATION PROCEDURE

This version of the Thirdlane platform is supposed to be installed on top of the base AlmaLinux OS version 8.

You should start with minimal AlmaLinux OS version 8 ISO which you can get at https://repo.almalinux.org/almalinux/8.8/isos/x86_64/AlmaLinux-8.8-x86_64-minimal.iso

For any cloud installation you should use the AlmaLinux OS version 8 cloud provider’s template.

The installation procedure is simple:

  • Install minimal AlmaLinux OS version 8 from vanilla ISO or create AlmaLinux OS version 8 cloud server
  • Configure network and check that your server has access to the Internet
  • Use SSH to connect to the server and run one of the Thirdlane installation scripts, depending on the type of installation (single or multi-tenant)
  • Once the script finishes, login to the GUI at http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx or http://domain.tld (where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is your server address, and domain.tld is your domain) and follow the Thirdlane Configuration Manager’s Initial Configuration Wizard

 

Currently, there are 2 scripts for different installations:

  • getpbx-ste - Thirdlane Business PBX (Single Tenant)

curl -o getpbx -s http://lib.thirdlane.com/download/getpbx-el8/getpbx-ste && time sudo bash getpbx

  • getpbx-mte - Thirdlane Multi Tenant PBX

curl -o getpbx -s http://lib.thirdlane.com/download/getpbx-el8/getpbx-mte && time sudo bash getpbx

Both scripts are adopted to cloud installations which usually don’t have a root password - they use SSH keys for ssh access. When getpbx-ste or getpbx-mte script determines that your system root user doesn't have a password, it creates temporary credentials (superadmin / superadmin ) to login to the newly created server, and at the end of Thirdlane Configuration Manager’s Initial Configuration Wizard you will be able to create admin credentials (superadmin user will be deleted). Installation scripts also try to simplify domain, HTTPS certificate, and network configuration - when:

  • Hostname setting of the server is a valid domain - eg. abc.pbxmanager.com
  • The domain is properly configured - DNS of abc.pbxmanager.com has A-record with proper ip of the server

If this criteria is met, Thirdlane Configuration Manager setup wizard will use the simplified scenario - steps with domain and interface configuration will be done automatically - including creation of LetsEncrypt free HTTPS certificate. As always, Thirdlane Connect for Windows, Mac, and Linux desktops can be downloaded using your browser based Thirdlane Connect by going to Settings > Downloads. New Android version of Thirdlane Connect is available on Google Play. New iPhone version of Thirdlane Connect is available on App Store.

Thank you for using Thirdlane!