2.5.x to 2.6.0 Migration Notes
The version 2.6.0 of iTop is fully backward compatible with the previous 2.x versions, however this version introduces quite a few significative changes.
This document highlights issues which can occur while migrating your iTop to this version.
Impact on users
User stored URLs
In order to fix a security weakness, we had to change the way filter parameter was encoded in URL. As a result users may have bookmarked iTop URLs which may no more work after updating to iTop 2.6.
Edition of object with Uniqueness rules (Person)
As a uniqueness rule has been added, if you have Persons under
the same Organization, with the same
employee id, then
modification of those Person won't be possible until that collision
employee id is fixed.
Uniqueness rules have been added on Brand and Model, which are expected to have a unique name. Most probably no duplicates exist in your iTop.
To check before upgrading
MySQL 8 not supported
Also you might have an iTop running on MySQL 8, with version 2.6 it's no more possible to upgrade or install iTop on this database. We plan to remove this limitation with iTop2.7.
If you have forced a _delta=“define” in the ITSM Designer or in an Extension on
change can be any sub-class of Change.
You will need to change or ask Combodo to change for you this into _delta=“force”
Legacy Portal is deprecated
If not done already, activate the Enhanced Portal during the Setup to replace it.
Regarding recent mcrypt support drop from PHP, we updated the way encryption is handled. Check Encrypt Data to be sure you won't loose access to your previously encrypted data.
create some encrypted data (for eg. a local iTop user with password)
revert to a version before 2.6
the encrypted data created in 2.6 won't be readable anymore
for eg. the created users won't be able to login
Backup parameter change
For security reasons, the “check_ticket_itop” parameter should not be used anymore.
This URL must now be stored in the module parameters, in the config file, under the “itop_root” key.
In the Config object, the following methods were deprecated in 2.5 and will be removed in 2.7 :
Those methods should be replaced by a call to the generic Config::Get method, with the appropriate variable name, respectively :