The FutureSmart 4.7.2 firmware release changed the default availability of TLS protocol versions. The updated security profile for FutureSmart version 4.7.2 defaults to:
TLS 1.2 – Enabled
TLS 1.0 & TLS 1.1 – Disabled
The new TLS protocol defaults are applied in the following circumstances:
Devices purchased with FutureSmart bundle 4.7.3 and later
Use the new TLS defaults (TLS 1.0 / 1.1 disabled)
Devices updated to FutureSmart bundle 4.7.2 or later from FutureSmart 3 bundles or FutureSmart 4 bundles before version 4.7.2
TLS settings are not updated to the new defaults and maintain their current setting.
Performing the following device resets on FutureSmart 4.7.2 or later devices update the TLS settings to the new defaults, overwriting any previously configured setting
Important Note: HP and 3rd party solution software may have a TLS 1.0 dependency requiring TLS 1.0 to be enabled / re-enabled for installation or to function properly after installation. Details on how to do that can be found in the document here.
Important Note: FutureSmart bundle 4.7.2 is an interim firmware release only available from HP Support.
The following devices will ship with FutureSmart bundle 4.7.3 which have the new TLS defaults.
FutureSmart 4.7.1 has been released with a number of changes that developers will be interested in. As always, you can download the latest firmware from here.
Do you want to know what changes are in this revision? The standard release notes that accompany FutureSmart firmware releases are targeted at end-customers, which means they are not as helpful as they could be to JetAdvantage solution developers. To fix this, we're starting to create release notes specifically for developers. You'll find those on the FutureSmart Firmware Solution Developer Release Notes page.
HP is pleased to announce the release of version 1.1.0 of the Link for Device SDK.
In August of this year HP announced the Developers Release of JetAdvantage Link SDKs on the Developer’s Portal, providing developers powerful and simpler ways to create print and scan integrations for end-users. We are excited to add more capabilities on our platform in our latest release, JetAdvantage Link for Device SDK version 1.1.0 (associated with the release of FutureSmart Bundle 4.7 device firmware).
Link for Device SDK (version 1.1.0):
Please note: A device firmware upgrade to FutureSmart Bundle 4.7 is required to use this SDK. Find and download the firmware here.
The App Gallery has been disabled in FutureSmart Bundle 4.7
The on-device App Gallery has been disabled in FutureSmart Bundle 4.7. If usage is attempted, a message stating “This app has been disabled” will be displayed. Please do not report this as an issue to the SDK support forum.
App Gallery will return in a future FutureSmart release as a tool more tailored for use by resellers (not end users). Among the changes being considered, a verified reseller login may be required to use the App Gallery.
In the coming months, watch for more announcements related to reseller-focused app deployment tools and capabilities. This will include the redesigned App Gallery as well as a new web-based HP App Manager tool to enable remote deployment to fleets of Printers/MFPs (currently in Beta).
Note: The HPK tool and LDB are still be available for app testing purposes.
October’s Tech Talk was well attended! Topics were:
FutureSmart Release Plans and Performance Improvements
SDK and OPS Extensibility
JetAdvantage Link Update
If you want to refresh your memory on what was covered (or if you missed it), you can find the slides presented here and a link to the recording here. Watch for upcoming “Dev Talks” that will provide more detailed technical content.