vcn-release-0-9

Release v0.9.0 – parallel notarizations, wildcard support, Ledger Compliance support

We’re more than happy to announce the v0.9.0 release of vcn. The latest news around the Solarwinds hack and the addition of malicious code to software updates (incl. valid code signing) shows again the importance of solid alternatives to digital signatures.

This release adds:

  • parallel notarizations for the same account
  • wildcard support for files and directories
  • timestamp is always returned when authenticating
  • support for CodeNotary Ledger Compliance, the high-speed immutable ledger that runs in any cloud or on-premise.

Thanks again to the community for great feedback!

Changelog

[v0.9.0] – 2020-12-08

Bug Fixes

  • restore verification with the highest level available when not logged
  • fix integration tests and add circleci job for go 1.15
  • fix dist release go1.15.6
  • fix ledger-compliance-go dependency
  • pkg/api: swap signerID position with the hash in the vcn lc key format
  • pkg/api: fix artifact status json unmarshall
  • pkg/cmd: don’t track untrusted verification
  • pkg/cmd/inspect: fix inspect ux, examples and errors
  • pkg/cmd/verify: fix empty signerid handling
  • pkg/meta: add apikey env var

Changes

  • bump sdk version, remove useless package
  • bump lc sdk version
  • add swagger.json
  • bumb version of go-ethereum and smart contracts
  • fix inspect full history message
  • upgrade go version to 1.15 and sdk
  • remove all whitespaces from otp
  • pkg/cmd: show status unknown if tamper is detected
  • pkg/cmd/serve: handle missing api key error
  • pkg/extractor: fix typo
  • pkg/extractor/wildcard: remove max notarization limit
  • pkg/extractor/wildcard: improve max notarized files number with wildcard

Code Refactoring

  • change api in order to make atomic indexing of notarized items in lc
  • pkg/extractor: handle array of artifacts instead of a single one in extractor

Features

  • vcn accepts a certificate to setup a tls connection
  • if no limit or filter are submitted inspect return last 100 items
  • add multiple notarizations capability with wildcard
  • add wildcard extractor
  • add serve LC inspect
  • improve inspect result with timestamp for each element
  • add verify filter by LC signerID. fix #104
  • add vcn LC login. fix #103
  • partial parallel notarizations support
  • add inspect for ledger compliance
  • add otp_empty environment var
  • add LC operations for vcn server
  • add verify asset on ledger compliance
  • add ledger compliance authentication and notarization
  • Add otp support. close #87 close #88
  • pkg/cmd: add inspect api
  • pkg/cmd/inspect: improve inspect in lc
  • pkg/cmd/verify: manage verify by hash in lc mode

Downloads

Docker image
https://hub.docker.com/r/codenotary/vcn

Binaries

File SHA256
codenotary_vcn_v0.9.0_setup.exe 638efd932aabc5770723eb844329983d64d8a2260976a6f9750a73003f8a34d5
vcn-v0.9.0-darwin-amd64 b34ea15a46565f3d5a88a12835c9ae8d56cc4999a1b99083f6783cffc5cf934b
vcn-v0.9.0-linux-amd64 90b07343c44980e8dbad1d59c2a7a2b9266ac94b31a5c5ad42abe47d0f9de3b6
vcn-v0.9.0-linux-amd64-static cd7acd10d271aab4c97bdd22ce3627f2030c10859fd1f1e82bbe49d8f1c2c140
vcn-v0.9.0-linux-arm64 7d9cd1292ac7756879cad902fad8510263746b5c32d5e2471bff540ad8c79a05
vcn-v0.9.0-linux-ppc64le 14d2f04625d2b37300713449bda80d107367ad664dbc8f074a59363985f4203c
vcn-v0.9.0-linux-s390x 8f7402ad58f8a03391992cd01806a839e1ec66007457970a8b7ca03064e5944e
vcn-v0.9.0-windows-amd64.exe efe63be40f7cfb688ebb4ce477bcc07d9641e6772d6ebea22133d233e9cbb6f1

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