MeshCentral - Let's Encrypt, Remote Mouse, Device Details, TouchID
- Improved Let’s Encrypt support. Starting with v0.5.0, MeshCentral as transitioned from using GreenLock for Let’s Encrypt support to ACME-Client. As a result, if you are using Let’s Encrypt now and update to the latest MeshCentral, the server will come back to the un-signed certificate for a few minutes as it’s requesting a new TLS certificate using the new library. The new code allows NodeJS v8.0+ to support Let’s Encrypt (In the past NodeJS 10.12 was required) and there are new commands in the “My Server” / “Console” tab to check Let’s Encrypt status. The new code is also much smaller and should be much more robust than the old one. See picture below for the new commands (LE, LECHECK, LEEVENTS).
- Remote Mouse Cursor on Windows. When remotely controlling a computer, it’s sometimes possible for the remote user to move the mouse. In the past, MeshCentral did not render the remote mouse cursor but now this has changed. On Windows, the remote mouse cursor is rendered in reverse color when it’s moved. This allows administrators and technicians to interact with the remote user in a much more normal way and get more things done faster.
- New Device Details. New releases of MeshCentral include an updated device details page with more information about the device’s hardware and software. This page shows the latest operating system, mesh agent and network information along with Intel® AMT, BIOS, Memory, Motherboard information. This is super useful for getting at a glance all of the high information about a device.
- MacOS TouchID support. Thanks to community member RyanBlenis for finding and submitting a fix for MacOS TouchID support in MeshCentral. You can now use TouchID for second factor authentication by going into “MyAccount” and clicking “Manage Security Keys”. You can then add TouchID as a key and use it in addition to your username and password next time you login.