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Chapter 11. March 2021 release

11.1. Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform 1.2.2

The latest version of Red Hat Automation Platform includes the following:

11.1.1. Ansible Tower 3.8.2

Ansible Tower helps teams centralize and control your IT infrastructure with a visual dashboard, role-based access control, job scheduling, integrated notifications and graphical inventory management. Easily embed Ansible Automation into existing tools and processes with REST API and CLI.

Bux fixes and enhancements

  • Upgraded to the latest oVirt inventory plugin to resolve a number of inventory syncing issues that can occur on RHEL7
  • Upgraded to the latest theforeman.foreman inventory plugin to resolve a few bugs and performance regressions
  • Upgraded to a more recent version of Django to address CVE-2021-3281
  • Upgraded to a more recent version of autobahn to address CVE-2020-35678
  • Fixed a security issue that allowed a malicious playbook author to elevate to the awx user from outside the isolated environment https:https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2021-2025[CVE-2021-20253]
  • Fixed several issues related to how Tower rotates its log files
  • Fixed the installer to no longer prevent Tower from installing on RHEL8 with certain non-en_US.UTF-8 locales
  • Fixed unanticipated delays in certain playbook output
  • Fixed job runs to no longer fail for playbooks that print certain types of raw binary data
  • Fixed the generation of unnecessary records in the Activity Stream when Ansible Automation data is collected
  • Fixed PostgreSQL backups to no longer fail when a non-default PostgreSQL username is specified
  • Fixed access to encrypted Tower settings to prevent intermittent failures that caused failed job launches
  • Fixed unexpected failures on certain long-running jobs running on isolated nodes
  • Deprecated the global /api/v2/job_events/ endpoint, which will be removed in a future release

See Ansible Tower Release Notes v3.8.2 for a full list of new features and enhancements.

11.1.2. Automation Hub 4.2.2

Automation Hub allows you to discover and utilize new certified automation content from Red Hat Ansible and Certified Partners. On Ansible Automation Hub, you can discover and manage Ansible Collections which is supported automation content developed by both partners and Red Hat for use cases such as cloud automation, network automation, security automation, and more.

Automation Hub bug fixes and enhancements

  • Fixed the galaxy-importer check for max size of docs files
  • Removed ability for uses to delete themselves
  • Prevented users with delete-user permissions from deleting admin users
  • Obfuscated token and password on the API docs for /sync/config
  • Split the proxy_url into 3 fields: username, password, and address
  • Fixed ability to remove credentials from advanced options for repository sync
  • Added a new component to indicate when a secret field is set or not