LiquidFiles Documentation
Please Note that LiquidFiles v3.3 is currently in Beta. The following applies to beta releases:
  • To update to Beta releases, you need to enable checking for Beta releases in Admin → System → Update, and then select the beta release at the same page.
  • Beta Releases are only available to Licensed LiquidFiles systems (not trial/demo).
  • Beta Release numbers begin at .51, so v3.2.51 is the 1st beta release of v3.3, v3.2.52 will be the 2nd beta release of v3.2, and so only.
  • Expect a faster release cycle for beta releases as we're working up towards the full release.
  • We're aiming for the same high quality as with non-beta releases, and any new functions and changes can introduce unforseen problems. We will release fixes quickly when anything is discovered.

Major changes from version 3.2 to version 3.3 beta

  • Database change MySQL/MariaDB → PostgreSQL. The database change itself should be transparent but should give stability improvements and will provide other intermal improvements.
  • Removal of the search engine. The search engine that's been present between LiquidFiles v2.3 and v3.2 has been removed. We've been struggling with the search index getting corrupted, the search engine causing upload failures and similar issues. Searching will now be powered by internal functions in PostgreSQL and while database searching is not as fast and as flexible as when using a dedicated search engine, we believe it's fast and flexible enough for LiquidFiles.
  • Added ActionScripts — Scriptable functions to automatically execute scripts when a file has been delivered to a user, when a file has been uploaded to a share or when sending a message, and for password validation.
  • Added SMS Two-Factor Authentication.
  • Added a function to limit FTP Masquerading to non-local IP addresses.
  • Reworked the Public URL settings to make it clearer between the local hostname and the Public URL. We now force setting a Public URL for the LiquidFiles system which should remove some confusion of what the URL is set in email sent and so on.
  • Enabled HTTP/2 — HTTP/2 is supported in all modern browsers and will give performance improvements, both over longer distances and in local environments.
  • Added binary uploads — when sending files with the web interface and our clients, files are uploaded in binary format rather than html form-based uploads. This should give perfomance improvements.
  • Lots of added user interface caching that will make the LiquidFiles user interface a lot faster for users and admins.
  • Updated versions of Ruby on Rails and lots of internal libraries updates and changes.

Version 3.2.55 (released 2019-01-17)

LiquidFiles v3.3 Beta Release 5

This release has all fixes included in v3.2.15, plus:

  • Reworked the user registration to make it more intuitive if users try to use an account that hasn't been verified.
  • Added function to download CSR and list the details of the generated CSR.
  • Fixed liquid documentation.
  • Added buttons to copy default email templates.
  • Fixed the non-working non_blank_string? liquid function.
  • Fixed uploading pool files.

Version 3.2.54 (released 2019-01-16)

LiquidFiles v3.3 Beta Release 4

This release has all fixes included in v3.2.15, plus:

  • Added function to reset Let's Encrypt configuration.
  • Added function to disable FTP Masquerading for local IP addresses.
  • Fixed a problem logging in users with capitilized email addresses.
  • Fixed a problem with sorting the Inbox and Sent items in the Secure Message view.
  • Updated Let's Encrypt script engine.

Version 3.2.53 (released 2019-01-09)

LiquidFiles v3.3 Beta Release 3

This release has all fixes included in v3.2.15, plus:

  • Fixed a couple of missing translations and missing icons.
  • Removed a log rotate script that's no longer needed (removing weekly warning emails).
  • Don't display deleted files in the previous/next list of Share files.

Version 3.2.52 (released 2018-12-19)

LiquidFiles v3.3 Beta Release 2

This release has all fixes included in v3.2.15, plus:

  • Fixed creating pools.
  • Fixed the admin navigation for Strong Auth Duo.
  • Fixed a problem with sending files with no authentication.
  • Fixed a problem where the bruteforce counter calculated one attempt to many.
  • Improved searching in the Admin → System Log and Admin → Activity Log.

Version 3.2.51 (released 2018-12-18)

LiquidFiles v3.3 Beta Release 1

This release has all fixes included in v3.2.15, plus:

  • First v3.3 Beta release.

Deprecations between v3.2 and v3.3

HTML4 uploads — IE9 and below

Due to underlying changes, it was no longer possible to support HTML4 uploads, which pretty much means that Internet Explorer 9 and below can no longer upload files. After installing LiquidFiles v3.2.51 and later, you will be required to use a HTML5 compliant browser, Internet Explorer 10 and later, Chrome, Firefox, Safari or others.