Intranet DASHBOARD Version 8.1.2

Posted on August 30, 2018

Intranet DASHBOARD Version 8.1.2 – Release Notes

Intranet DASHBOARD version 8.1.2 introduces new features and improvements to the software.  

Please note the following when upgrading to iD 8.1.2 from earlier iD versions:
  • A new Intranet DASHBOARD language resource file for version 8.1.2 is available for those who have chosen to customize their iD website text. Instructions for customizing your language resource file and a link to download the updated file are available on the Intranet DASHBOARD Help site here:

Intranet DASHBOARD 8.1.2 Enhancements & Improvements


  • Meet the Team component
    • Added new ‘Meet the Team’ component. This component displays a customizable set of profile details for selected iD users.
    • It displays a different user each time when the page is reloaded.
    • Clicking on the profile information will load the full profile for the displayed user.
    • The collection of users whose details are displayed can be customized to any group of users that can be returned by a Profile Directory search.
  • Added {Owners} to workflow 
    • Workflow now supports {Owners} as an option of who may receive notification emails.
    • {Owners} value refers to the Owner(s) of an Online Form.
  • Added new ‘SAML Authentication Request Format’ config setting to allow the default encoding format of SAML requests to be overridden if required.
  • Added new ‘SAML Sync User Groups During Login’ config setting to control whether iD user groups are synced with user group data returned during SAML logins.
  • Added support for customizing the NameID format used during SAML requests via a new ‘SAML Authentication Request NameID Format’ config setting.
  • Added handling for user groups being returned in the form of distinguished names during SAML login.
  • Localized the text on several buttons and images on the iD frontend site, allowing it to be customized for different languages.

  • Improved performance of the calendar layout component to reduce page load time.
  • Improved performance when loading the Assign Notification pop up to resolve a timeout issue that could occur under certain circumstances.
  • Improved performance when checking and assigning permissions on the frontend site.
  • Resolved an issue where frontend site login page was opening a Windows authentication popup when frontend security is set to Active Directory mode.
  • Resolved an issue where user was unable to add a hyperlink to an image in the Rich Textbox.
  • Resolved an issue with File Download component where files were not downloading successfully in some scenarios.
  • Resolved an issue with the formatted text component in Internet Explorer 9, where clicking on Spell Check was not showing spell check options.
  • Resolved issue that occasionally caused iD to redirect to the admin login page rather than the requested page after logging into the iD frontend site using SAML.
  • Resolved Rich Textbox display issue that occurred when editing a workflow activity feed post action with no text specified for the post body.
  • Resolved an issue where iD error messages were not displayed properly on themes with a red background.
  • Resolved an error that could occur while copying multi-line comments in Comments section.
  • Resolved an error that could occur while assigning notifications from breadcrumb bar.
  • The breadcrumb separator will now be displayed only when there are items to separate.
  • Resolved an issue that caused calendar icon and date not to be displayed in the breadcrumb bar even if the Calendar Display Option for the subsite is set to ‘Display’.
  • Resolved an issue that could cause the iD site home page to reload continuously on systems using non-English languages.

iD Administration System


  • Removed duplicate listing of ‘Login Using SAML’ security mode from Edit Website User admin page.
  • Resolved an intermittent issue where synchronizing was failing for LDAP attributes.
  • Resolved an issue where Site Admin and Site user were redirected to Admin login page on clicking ‘Advanced’ admin menu items.
  • Resolved an issue where ‘Active’ checkbox remains checked for website users who were made inactive due to bulk user import.
  • Resolved a display issue that hid the list of users with permissions assigned while editing security settings for a Calendar on the iD frontend site.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented iD calendars from syncing with MS Outlook.
  • Resolved a display issue in mobile and tablet mode where headings were overlapping for Calendar.
Document Manager
  • Resolved an issue where users were unable to download a Document Manager document when clicking a direct link from within a MS Word document open on their device.

  • Resolved an issue where user was unable to upload images in Forum topic message body.
  • Resolved an issue where paging links were not working correctly and were always reloading the same page.


  • Resolved an intermittent issue where iD CMS component positions were changed after removing another component from the page.
  • Updated iD CMS ‘Edit In Office’ popup message for Chrome.
  • Resolved an issue where different capitalization in a file name caused an error during the ‘Replace’ action for iD CMS Files.
  • Resolved an iD CMS file upload issue in Internet Explorer 9 where users were unable to use the ‘Select Files’ button more than once while uploading files.
  • Resolved an issue where custom bullets were not being saved in iD CMS pages.
  • Updated move functionality so that iD CMS Files and Pages cannot be moved into iD CMS root folder.
  • Resolved an issue where ‘Last Updated In’ column incorrectly showed ‘Staging’ rather than ‘Live’ when a live iD CMS page was moved from one folder to another.
  • Resolved an issue where copying an iD CMS page link in Process Tool opened that iD CMS folder structure instead of the actual page.
  • Resolved an intermittent issue where invalid links were being reported twice in the link checker report.
  • Resolved an issue that caused custom crumbs added to the subsite breadcrumb bar to be incorrectly displayed in the interface folder path while browsing iD CMS folders.
  • Resolved an issue in the iD CMS ‘Approval Request’ notification email that displayed ‘undefined’ as the value of the ‘Request Sent To’ field.

iD Upgrade
  • Resolved upgrade issue that caused the upgrade to fail due to a required file being in use by another process.
Layout Manager
  • Improved handling of large layout and iD CMS templates in edit mode to avoid display issues while scrolling.
  • Resolved an issue where Full Control and Editor permission users from groups were not being displayed for approval when a Creator/Contributor user saved a layout or iD CMS page to live with approval.

My iD

  • Following/Followers information is no longer displayed in the profile header when config setting ‘Allow activity feed’ is disabled.
  • Resolved an alignment issue in Private Groups to have proper spacing between column values.
  • Resolved an intermittent issue where adding an iD CMS component above the Footer component on layout breaks tabs from My Profile.
  • Resolved an issue in the Rich Textbox that caused HTML code to be displayed in the saved text when the text contained hyperlinks.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented users from saving their profile even after entering all required fields when there were inactive required metadata fields in the system.
  • Resolved an issue where user profile image was being displayed bigger in size when ‘Display user summary popup’ config setting is set to False.
  • Resolved an issue with text being truncated while viewing a post containing multiple paragraphs on a mobile device.
  • Resolved issue that prevented a new post from appearing in the activity feed of users mentioned in the file properties when the file is updated.
  • Resolved an issue with some special characters used in non-English localizations not displaying correctly.
  • Updated Channels so that the ‘Share’ option will not be available if ‘Allow activity feed’ config setting is disabled.
  • Updated display of phone numbers to include a link to directly call the number from compatible devices.
  • Added ‘Edit Profile’ button when users hover over their profile image.
  • Resolved an intermittent issue where user with Full Control permission was unable to delete existing channel posts.
  • Resolved an error that could occur while editing user profiles from a subsite that has a non-English language set as its default language.
  • Resolved an error that could occur while searching for text that was contained in a deleted channel post.

Online Forms
  • Resolved an issue where ‘Revert’ option was not reverting the value selected in the drop down fields.

Project Space
  • Resolved an issue where changing the subsite language was not changing the Project Space calendar date format.

Quick Poll
  • Resolved an issue with Quick Poll where adding a new answer was removing the previous answer.

  • Added missing label on ‘Search’ button in ‘Advanced Search’.
  • Resolved an issue where searching with double quotes was not returning any results.
  • Resolved an issue where inactive users were being displayed in search results after a bulk user import.

  • Resolved an issue that prevented a workflow email message from being deleted in the iD admin system when a customized version of the email message had been created and then deleted on a form using this workflow.

System Requirements 

For information on the minimum hardware specifications required to successfully upgrade to iD 8.1.2, please see the Technical Specifications

Upgrade Instructions

For details on how to upgrade to iD 8.1.2 please visit and complete the ‘Upgrade Form’ located in the ‘Software Upgrade’ section of the portal.  

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