ClientSpot News, Tips, and Articles

MyClientSpot SSL Certificate and Google Chrome

April 23, 2015

If you are a Chrome user you may notice that some sites (including your ClientSpot portals) are showing warnings for the https part of the url.

What’s happening can be explained here in full:
https://support.servertastic.com/deprecation-of-sha1-and-moving-to-sha2/
and
http://www.zdnet.com/article/google-accelerates-end-of-sha-1-support-certificate-authorities-nervous/

In brief there is an encryption method which is being phased out called “SHA1” and will become defunct come 2016/2017.

Google have decided that the Chrome browser will already start to display sites which have certificates that are using SHA1 with the redline. Currently they are the only browser to do so.

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The only issue with our current certificate is that it is using a SHA1 certificate which is due to expire in April 2017 after the deadline (hence the red line) and Google have decided to make the push to get sites and certificate providers to update to the new SHA256 method ahead of the 2016/2017 deadline.

We will be updating the certificate sooner rather than waiting for the deadline as Chrome showing the red line in the https is confusing to customers who will believe that they are no longer secure.

 

Server Outages

January 28, 2015

With regards to the server outages that began on the 27th January 2015.
We are currently working closely with our hosting provider to find the cause and correct this.
Again we apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Adding Start Dates and Times

December 09, 2014

Some recent improvements have been made to the adding and editing of Projects, Tasks and Events.

Start Dates
You can now add the date for when a project, task or event is going to start. This is added in ClientSpot from from anywhere where you can add or edit a Project, Task or Event.

Times
You now have the option to set a time for a start or due date when you add or edit a Project, Task or Event. This is purely optional as the times do not show in ClientSpot, but they do get exported if you are publishing your calendar using iCal. Times can be set for dates from the bottom of the date selector.

 

General Performance Improvements

May 24, 2014

As part of a system-wide review, we were able to improve the overall performance of the application, especially on the main project detail view. You should see faster response times across the application when viewing projects, adding and editing tasks, and saving comments.

 

Import and Export Improvements

February 26, 2014

Some recent improvements to make getting data into and out of ClientSpot easier.

Client Import / Export
You can import clients from a comma or tab separated file (CSV). To import, go to the People tab (admins only), and click the “Import Clients” link and follow the instructions there.

You can also export your client list to a CSV file from the People tab. The export will include the client name and any notes associated.

Project List Export
You can now export a list of projects to a CSV. This list summarizes your projects, due date, person responsible, status, budgeted and actual hours logged.

Existing Import / Export Features
As a reminder, ClientSpot also supports import and export of time entries and tasks, if you have data from another system to bring in. You can also import or export data from the Databases function.

 

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