PacketFence v5.3 released
July 21, 2015

The Inverse team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 5.3.0. This is a major release with new features, enhancements and important bug fixes. This release is considered ready for production use and upgrading from previous versions is strongly advised.

Here are the changes in v5.3:

New Features

  • Single Sign-On integration with the iboss platform
  • Support for MAC Authentication and 802.1x for Alcatel-Lucent switches
  • Support for the IBM RackSwitch G8052
  • Decentralized support for Web authentication


  • New Powershell scripts to allow unregistering nodes for disabled accounts on Active Directory
  • Force a JSON response if the Accept header is set to application/json
  • Fingerbank processing in pfdhcplistener is now asyncronous using the webservices
  • Integration of pfconfig commands in bin/pfcmd
  • Added web form registration to Ruckus Controllers
  • Improved database maintenance script to prevent prolonged locking of tables
  • Active/Active mode will now send gratuitous ARPs to update routers when changing master node

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed multiple XSS vulnerabilities in the administration GUI
  • Fixed incorrect RADIUS realm detection when using windows computer authentication
  • Fixed an issue with pfdns returning the wrong IP when using active/active mode
  • Fixed an issue on Debian and Ubuntu where the GUI could not change some field values
  • Fixed incorrect graphite document root on Ubuntu
  • Fixed SMS bug where the list of carriers could be accidentally deleted

See the complete list of changes and the UPGRADE.asciidoc file for notes about upgrading.

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