WACM Release Notes

 

Wasabi Account Control Manager (WACM) release notes. This article will outline updates and share links to relevant KB Articles regarding new releases to the WACM & CCC platform.

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For any questions about these updates, please reach out to support@wasabi.com

Releases:

 

December 20, 2023:

Features and improvements included in this update:

Security: N/A

Added:

  1. Control Account Usage

1. Control Account Usage

Control Accounts and AG accounts can now view their Control Account utilizations and bucket metrics from the WACM platform.  Read more HERE.

 

November 8, 2023:

Features and improvements included in this update:

Security: N/A

Added:

  1. Channel Accounts

Changed: N/A

Fixed: N/A

 

1. Channel Accounts

Channel Accounts allow you to easily onboard your partners so they can start selling through WACM underneath your control account. This will appear as a new tab in the WACM console for all new and existing Control Account users. This feature provides a self-service functionality which allows you to easily onboard your channel sellers, or enterprise subsidiaries who need to manage sub-accounts from the WACM platform.  This effectively creates a 2-tier management model underneath a single control account contract.  Read more HERE.

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September 25, 2023:

Features and improvements included in this update:

Security: N/A

Added:

  1. Detailed bucket usage
  2. Implement suspended and locked user status functionality
  3. Allow Account Admins to reset MFA for users/members below them

Changed: N/A

Fixed: N/A

 

1. Detailed Bucket Usage

The Custom Cloud Console now gives Sub-Account Members the ability to view Detailed Bucket Usage by clicking on a Bucket on a particular day in the Account Usage view. tab in the main menu. Members can filter by Bucket status and Region similar to WACM users can do.

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When selecting a day from the Account Usage view, a Member can now click on a Bucket to see detailed Usage.

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Detailed Usage for a specific Bucket

 

2. Implement Suspended and Locked User Status functionality

Custom Cloud Console Members will now have the same login policies as WACM. After 3 failed attempts, the Member will be Suspended for 1 hour and then reinstated. WACM Users or CCC Root/Administrator Members can reinstate.

After another 5 failed login attempts, the Member is Locked and must be reinstated.

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A Suspended Member will show as Suspended in the Members list.

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CCC Member can reinstate a Member by clicking “Reinstate” Member.

 

3. Allow Account Admins to Reset MFA for Users/Members below them

Additional user roles can now disable MFA for users within their accounts, allowing it to be reset. 

  • Control Account Admins and Staff can disable MFA for their Custom Cloud Console Members and Control Account Users
  • Governance Plus Admins and Staff can disable MFA for their Custom Cloud Console Members, Control Account Users, and Governance Users
  • Governance Admins can disable MFA for their Governance Users.

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July 5 2023:

Features and improvements included in this update:

Security: N/A

Added:

  1. Added bucket status

Changed: N/A

Fixed: N/A

 

1. Added Bucket Status

WACM will now display a bucket status next to each bucket which will show the user if the bucket is active or deleted. This will provide additional insight in scenarios where buckets have been deleted and still show up in WACM during their retention period, as well as when a new bucket and a recently deleted bucket share the same name.

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Clicking into the bucket will show the status, and delete time on deleted buckets. 

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March 7 2023:

Features and improvements included in this update:

Security: N/A

Added:

  1. New User Roles "Staff (Lite)"

Changed: N/A

Fixed: N/A

 

1. New User Roles "Staff (Lite)"

This update adds two new user roles, Control Account Staff (Lite) and Governance Plus Staff (Lite).  These new roles give users all permissions that the existing Staff roles provide, with the exception of Sub-Account deletion.  Staff (Lite) roles can not delete sub-accounts.  This update aims to provide additional flexibility and security to the WACM platform from a user role perspective. Learn more about user roles here:

What are the differences between Governance Roles?

How do I restrict a Governance user from creating/suspending/deleting a Sub-Account under a Control Account?

How do I manage User Profiles in Wasabi Account Control Manager (WACM)?

How do I change user roles in Wasabi Account Control Manager?

 

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October 12 2022:

As of October 12, 2022, a new update for the Wasabi Account Control Manager will be available. The update is centered around new Sub-Account management features, usability enhancements, and security improvements. 

 

Features and improvements included in this update:

Security: 

  1. User Session Timeout
  2. Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Status of WACM Users for Account Admins

Added:

  1. Ability to change Sub-Account "Account Email" 
  2. Ability to change Sub-Account "Password" 
  3. Language Preference of WACM Users for Account Admins
  4. New Suspended and Locked User Statuses

Changed: N/A

Fixed: N/A

 

1. Ability to change Sub-Account "Account Email" 

Control Account and WACM AG Plus users can now update the Wasabi Console Account Email or Sub-Accounts through WACM. Previously, this capability was only available in the Wasabi Account Control API or by logging into the Console with Root Account. Now, the Account Email can be changed directly from the Account tab of the Sub-Account.WACM_Manage_Sub-Account.png

KB Article: How do I change the account email of a Wasabi Sub-Account using WACM?

 

2. Ability to change Sub-Account "Password" 

Control Account and WACM AG Plus users can now update the Wasabi Console Account Password for Sub-Accounts through WACM. Previously, this capability was only available in the Wasabi Account Control API or by logging into the Console with Root Account. Now, the Password can be changed directly from the Account tab of the Sub-Account.WACM_Change_Password_dropdown.png

KB Article: How do I change the account password of a Wasabi Sub-Account using WACM?

 

3. User Session Timeout

Users who are inactive on WACM for 1 hour will automatically be logged out from the system. Users will receive a pop-up when they have been inactive for 58 minutes, and there will be a 2-minute countdown where the user can extend their session. If no action to extend the session is taken, then the user will automatically be logged out.WACM_Session_Timeout_Image.png

 

4. Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Status of WACM Users for Account Admins

WACM now has a new "MFA" column in the "Users" view of the account. This allows Control Account Admins and AG Admins to view if their users enabled MFA. A "lock" will appear in the MFA column of the Users tab if the user has MFA enabled on their account.WACM_Users_Table_MFA.png

KB Article: How do I see the MFA status of my WACM users?

KB Article: How do I activate MFA for Wasabi Account Control Manager (WACM)?

 

5. Language Preference of WACM Users for Account Admins

WACM now has a new "Language" column in the "Users" view of the account. This allows Control Account Admins and AG Admins to view the language preference of their Users. This can be found on in the Language column of the Users tab.WACM_Users_Table_Language.png

KB Article: How do I see the Language Preference of my WACM Users?

 

6. New Suspended and Locked User Statuses

WACM has introduced "Suspended" and "Locked" user statuses. These statuses apply when a user has failed to successfully log in and they are either temporarily suspended or permanently locked from accessing WACM. If your users are in that status, you can now find that from the account "Users" tab. Account Admins can reinstate these users as well.WACM_Suspended_User.pngWACM_View_Suspended_User.png

KB Article: What are the User Statuses in WACM?

KB Article: How do I reinstate Suspended or Locked Users in WACM?

 

May 9 2022:

Features and improvements included in this update:

Security: N/A

Added:

  1. New Date Picker features
  2. Updates to Purchased Storage
  3. Ability for Governance users to hide Invoice tab 

Changed: N/A

Fixed: N/A

 

1. New Date Picker features

Users of the Wasabi Account Control Manager are now able to track single day utilization statistics at the bucket, Sub-Account, and Control Account levels. 

Sub-Account tab Single-Day Date Picker

Control Account users will now be able to view usage records for a single day by selecting a date in the date picker. This will display Sub-Accounts records for all Sub-Accounts that existed on that day. Screen_Shot_2022-04-27_at_12.49.59_PM.png

Sub-Account Bucket page Single-Day Date Picker

Control Account users will now be able to view bucket usage records for a single day by selecting a date in the date picker. This will display Sub-Account bucket records for all Sub-Account buckets that existed on that day. single_day_date_picker.png

Control Account tab Single-Day Date Picker

Governance tier WACM users can also use a newly implemented date picker to track the number of Sub-Accounts and total Sub-Account storage that a Control Account has on a given day. ca_single_day_date_picker.png

 

2. Updates to Purchased Storage

A new field called "Default Purchased Storage" has been introduced to the Purchased Storage and Storage Utilization. 

Default Purchased Storage allows Control Account or Governance users to prescribe a certain amount of Purchased Storage to every Sub-Account, with the exception of those that have been previously modified. This can be changed at any time, and all Sub-Accounts that have not been previously modified will update to the next value you have set. 

This can be found under the "Sub-Account Usage Tracking" section. DPS_field.png

 

3. Ability for Governance users to hide Invoice tab 

Governance users can hide the Invoice tab now for Control Accounts of their choosing. Simply enter the Control Account, navigate to the Account Management API section, and check or uncheck "Can View Sub-Invoices".SA_view_sub_invoices.png

 

 

March 17 2022:

Features and improvements included in this update:

Security: N/A

Added:

  1. Sub-Account Storage Utilization Tracking 
  2. Utilization Email Notifications
  3. Utilization Data Cards in the Sub-Account Tab

Changed: N/A

Fixed: N/A

 

1. Sub-Account Storage Utilization Tracking 

Users of the Wasabi Account Control Manager are now able to assign storage to Sub-Accounts and track utilization of that assigned storage. 

Introduction of the Purchased Storage Field

The Purchased Storage Field is an optional field that was designed to allow you to track the amount of storage your customer has purchased from you or is allotted. This field is whole-number-only and TB only field that can be updated at any time. Purchased Storage in no way prohibits a Sub-Account from storing more data, it is purely for visualization purposes. 

The field exists in two places:

1. The Create Sub-Account form

The Purchased Storage field can be filled in on the Create Sub-Account form. This is not required and the Sub-Account can be created without it filled it. Should you choose to fill this out, it can be modified at any time in the Sub-Account Profile.Purchased_Storage_Modal.png

2. Sub-Account Profile page 

The Purchased Storage field in the Sub-Account Profile page can be found in the "Customer Tracking" module. This field is optional and can be modified at any time. SA_purchased_Storage_Field.png

Storage Utilization Column

The Storage Utilization Column is a reflection of Purchased Storage compared to the current Total Storage of the Sub-Account: (Sub-Account Active + Deleted storage) / Purchased Storage

This provides a percentage called Storage Utilization. The levels you set as a part of Sub-Account Utilization Thresholds above help to determine the colors of the Storage Utilization column. SA_utilization_column.png

Seen in the image below, different levels of Storage Utilization meeting the different Utilization Thresholds you've set allow you to easily see which Sub-Accounts are close to hitting 100% of their purchased storage. The colors are there to help you see this clearly. 

It is also possible for Sub-Accounts to exceed 100%. Storage Utilization and Purchased Storage in no way prohibit a Sub-Account from storing more data, it is purely for visualization purposes.sa_utilization_bars.png

Sub-Account Utilization Thresholds

Utilization Thresholds are thresholds set in your Account tab, when you access your Account Profile. These Thresholds determine two things: 

1. The colorization of the Storage Utilization Column in the Sub-Account page. 

2. At what percentage of Storage Utilization you get Utilization Threshold notifications sa_utilization_thresholds.png

 

2. Email Notifications

As a part of this update, users can choose to Enable or Disable two types of email notifications: A Daily Utilization Email Report and a Utilization Threshold Notification. This can be done from the user's profile page. utilization_email_settings.png

Daily Utilization Email Report

The Daily Utilization Email Report provides an overview of Sub-Account data. Additionally, the top 10 Sub-Accounts with the most stored data are listed in the email. To receive this email daily, click the Daily Report email toggle to 'on' (blue).daily_report_setting.png

Once the Daily Utilization Report is turned on, you will receive a report each day at approximately 22:00 UTC.daily_usage_report.pngDUR_sub_accounts.png

Utilization Threshold Notification

As noted previously, each of these Utilization Thresholds are configurable. Notifications can be turned on for each of the three levels of Utilization. To receive this email when a Sub-Account crosses a Utilization Threshold, click the Level 1, Level 2, and or Level 3 Utilization email toggle to 'on' (blue). You will only receive emails related to specific Utilization Thresholds if you have turned them on.Utilization_threshold_notification.png

Once these toggles are set as you wish to receive notifications, any Sub-Account who crosses a specific Utilization Threshold that you have turned on notifications for will appear like the email below.utilization_email_example.png

Translated Emails for Utilization Report and Threshold Notification

Users will receive these two types of emails in the language they chose in WACM. The application saves the language that the user chose and sends both the Daily Utilization Email Report and Utilization Threshold Notification emails in the user's preferred language. 

Send Test Email

Users can send a test email via a "Send test email" function. This will deliver a sample Daily Report to your email and confirm that you can successfully receive the reports. Send_Test_Email.png

 

3. Data Cards in the Sub-Account Tab

Users are now able to see a host of new metrics, conveniently compiled for them at the top of the Sub-Account tab. What each data of the four cards mean:

  • Paid Accounts - The number of Paid Accounts represents the quantity of both suspended and active Sub-Accounts who have been converted to Paid.
  • On-Trial - The number of On-Trial accounts represents the quantity of both suspended and active Sub-Accounts who are currently on trial.
  • Avg total Storage per Account - The average Total Storage per Sub-Account, both On-Trial and Paid.
  • Total Storage - The aggregated Total Storage of all Sub-Accounts. Data_Cards.png

 

October 30 2021:

Features and improvements included in this update:

Security: N/A

Added:

  1. Korean language support
  2. Reorganized Sub-Account Tab
  3. Enhanced Status column for Trial Sub-Accounts
  4. Data cards in Sub-Account profiles
  5. Updated Sub-Account tabs
  6. Updated Date Selector
  7. Updated Invoice filtering for dates

Changed: N/A

Fixed: N/A

 

1. Korean language support

Wasabi Account Control Manager has introduced the Korean language to the platform. Users of WACM can now choose between English, German, French, Japanese, and Korean. Users simply need to navigate to the upper right hand corner of the screen, click the dropdown menu, and select their language of choice.Korean_language_support.png

2. Reorganized Sub-Account Tab

The Date Picker and several columns (Number of Objects, API calls, Egress, etc.) have been removed to simplify the page and redirect it towards its originally-intended function; to see an overview of Sub-Accounts. This page is not meant to be a source of information for billing customers. Additionally, an Account Email column has been added. Reorganized_Sub_Account_Tab.png

 

3. Enhanced Status column for Trial Sub-Accounts and more by introducing color coding

The enhanced Status column combines all account statuses (Trial Accounts, Paid Accounts, and Suspended Accounts) in one place. Colors have been introduced under the ‘Status’ column to differentiate more effectively between account statuses. A new Trial countdown changes from yellow to red as the trial gets closer to conversion to make the amount of time until Trial conversion more clear. The "Filter By" dropdown now only offers Status column filtering, due to the consolidation of the Status column.Enhanced_Status_Column.png

 

4. Data cards in Sub-Account profiles

Users no longer need to hunt for important Sub-Account metrics. The most important figures are right at their fingertips. Data Cards clearly and cleanly display them in plain sight.Data_Cards_in_SA.png

However, not all Data Cards in the Sub-Account profiles are the same, Paid (converted) accounts and Trial accounts have different Data Cards. In order to make this distinction, you’ll see a colored flag next to the Sub-Accounts name in the upper left hand corner of the Sub-Account profile page.Data_cards_in_SA_2.png

 

5. Updated Sub-Account tabs

Buckets and Usage are now available in separate tabs, to make navigation to bucket consumption more straightforward. Additionally, it makes space for a new section of historical Usage stats.sa_usage_buckets.png

Sub-Account Usage Tab

The updated Usage Tab contains Data Cards (mentioned above), and a new format for Utilization stats. Utilization stats for the Sub-Account are available in the form of daily records.SA_usage_buckets_2.pngsa_usage_tab_view.png

The Tab also includes a new Date Selector menu on the right hand side. The selector menu has quick-selects for easily finding consumption stats in a particular date range. The menu returns individual daily entries of consumption. This also makes calculating RCS storage for Sub-Accounts easier.sa_date_selector.png

Sub-Account Buckets Tab

The updated Buckets Tab contains a list of buckets and their most recent Utilization stats.buckets_circled.pngBuckets_View.png

The user might notice that there is no Date Selector on this page. In order to find historical utilization stats for each bucket, simply select the bucket you would like to view in detail. Buckets_view_2.png

You would also find other relevant storage information in this detailed bucket view, like objects and egress. To find historical data, simply select the date picker on the right hand corner of the screen.Date_Picker_single_dropdown.png

Based on your selection, records will be populated with historical storage values.

 

6. Updated Date Selector

This update introduces a new, easy-to-use Date Selector throughout the platform. This selector menu includes a variety of presets to simplify the task of acquiring historical usage data for a given period in time. 

Users no longer have to enter last months start and end dates manually each time, they can simply select Last Month to be provided with the daily usage records for last month. If a user so chooses to enter a custom time, they may do so using the "Custom Range" option. updated_date_selector.png

 

7. Updated Invoice filtering for dates

When utilizing the Invoices tab, customers will notice that the "Filter By" dropdown has changed.updated_invoice_filtering.png

Filtering by Period End is no longer an option in the dropdown. To filter by date, the customer has to look to the new date selector in the top right.filter_by.png

This new Date Selector (mentioned in the section above) will provide a much simpler experience for getting records within a certain range.

 

 

 

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