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Adobe Flash End of Life and Changes to Configuration Source Management (CSM)

 

Administrators with JSA Risk Manager appliances in their deployment are being alerted to changes in Configuration Source Manager due to the approaching end of life of Adobe Flash. Due to removal of Adobe Flash, the Configuration Source Management (CSM) functionality is integrated in to the Configuration Monitor. The updated Configuration Monitor interface is available to administrators who upgrade their JSA deployment in upcoming fix pack releases.

JSA Risk Manager administrators are being alerted to an upcoming user interface change to the Configuration Source Management (CSM) component. Due to the End of Life (EOL) announcement for Adobe Flash, JSA Risk Manager has deprecated the default Configuration Source Management interface and integrated device backup and configuration functionality in to the Configuration Monitor. The Configuration Monitor interface includes the same device backup functionality, but was developed without Adobe Flash to ensure that administrators can comply with Adobe's 31 December 2020 end of life announcement. Administrators who are in corporate environments who are required to remove Adobe Flash can discuss upgrades to a JSA release that includes the updates to the Configuration Monitor. All created schedules (Scheduled Discovery, jobs) are automatically moved from the legacy Admin tab Configuration Source Management interface to the Configuration Monitor on the Risks tab after you upgrade.

Product Versions

The following releases integrate scheduling and device configurations on the Risks tab in to the Configuration Monitor:

How to Identify the Issue

A notice is displayed in the Configuration Source Management component to advise administrators that the Configuration Source Management is deprecated. Administrators who see this information message can upgrade to a JSA release that includes the Configuration Monitor to avoid interruptions with device configurations after 31 December 2020 due to Adobe Flash end of life (EOL) issues.

Figure 1: Legacy Configuration Source Management User Interface for Adobe Flash.
Legacy Configuration Source Management User Interface
for Adobe Flash.
Figure 2: Browsers Which Block Adobe Flash by Default do not Display the Configuration Source Management User Interface.
Browsers Which Block Adobe Flash by Default do not
Display the Configuration Source Management User Interface.

Locating the Configuration Monitor

JSA 7.4.1 fix pack 1 and JSA 7.3.3 fix pack 5 updates move the functionality of discovery, backups, credentials and scheduled to the Risks tab. Administrators can use the Configuration Monitor to make changes to their devices after an upgrade to the JSA deployment. The functionality between Configuration Source Manager and the Configuration Monitor is identical and the Configuration Monitor does not include dependencies on Adobe Flash.

  1. Log in to JSA.
  2. Click the Risks tab.
  3. In the Risk Manager pane, click Configuration Monitor.
    Figure 3: Location of the Configuration Monitor on the Risks Tab.
    Location of the Configuration Monitor on the Risks
Tab.
  4. Use the Configuration Monitor to manage your devices.