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Xerox® DocuShare® Flex 2.8

What’s New in This Release

System Requirements

Upgrade from previous versions of DocuShare Flex is accommodated through Site Updates.

Operating Systems

  • OS * CentOS 7 (CentOS is a free operating system distribution based upon the Linux Kernel).

  • Windows Servers * Windows Server 2016 and 2019


  • Tomcat 9.0.41

  • Web Server * Apache 2.4.6 (CentOS 7) * Apache 2.4.41 (Windows)


  • Databases * PostgreSQL 13

Web Browser support

  • Google Chrome (latest)

  • Microsoft Edge-Chromium (latest)

  • Safari (latest)

  • iOS 14

Packaged Solutions

  • Manage Content Rule Variable editor is built-in, eliminating the need to drop in .jar files to present the content rule editor. This editor facilitates the development of 3rd party applications, via custom content rules actions, so that data can be passed between systems using variables.

  • Common Content Rule Logging provides error recording in the system exception log that indicates what Content Rules have failed and the timestamp. Events are also logged in access history when CR are added or deleted.

  • Webhooks admin support and location for reporting provides DocuShare Flex with the ability to track request status from a third-party platform by using a Webhook service. The third-party platform primarily notifies and sends updates to DocuShare Flex when specific events occur on the third-party platform, rather than waiting for DocuShare Flex to call and retrieve information from it. This sets the foundation for the easy integration of DocuShare Flex with other third-party platforms.

General Enhancements

User Interface Refresh:

  • Logos and site page image User Interface now use headers and footers that are modifiable on all pages, login page logo.

  • Admin UI has new control for Site Statistics in Administration Menu-> Services and Components -> Site Statistics. This offers objects counts, storage usage, content rule status, audited events, active sessions.

  • Admin UI has new control for Service Statistics Section in Administration Menu-> Services and Components -> Service Statistics. Used primarily for debugging, it provides service information for Content Intake, Content Rules, Content Store, Database, Indexing and Search.

Component Refresh

  • Apache Solr 7.5 for net new installations of DocuShare Flex (Lucene and Tika). Solr is highly reliable, scalable and fault tolerant, providing distributed indexing, replication and load-balanced querying, automated failover and recovery, centralized configuration and more. Solr powers the search and navigation features of many of the world's largest internet sites.

  • Apache Tomcat 9.0.41 implements specifications from the Java Community Process and includes many additional features that make it a useful platform for developing and deploying web applications and web services.

Add-on Update

  • Add-Ons and applications * Frevvo Forms – Introduction of Anonymous Forms and Forms Database support

  • PrizmDoc has been upgraded to 13.8, with 13.10 to follow. This displays a multitude of filetypes in a browser with no additional software needed. This embedded technology renders and displays documents within DocuShare Flex with zero footprint.

Installation Notes


  • Currently, we do not support running multiple DocuShare Flex instances on a single VM with Solr.

Upgrade Notes

Upgrades to Solr 7.5 During and immediately after the upgrade to DocuShare Flex 2.8, upgrades to Solr 7.5 (Lucene and Tika) cannot be performed. This is due to the dsflex.server.upgrade.solr parameter being set to “false”. Once set to “true”, the upgrade to Solr 7.5 requires a data index option via installer. PrizmDoc Client The PrizmDoc client should be installed on the PrizmDoc Server system. For upgrade from DocuShare Flex 2.6 Patch 1 to DocuShare Flex 2.8, it is recommended to uninstall the PrizmDoc client which was installed on DocuShare Flex server.

Additional Notes

Performance upgrades

  • Introduces significant fixes

  • Improves performance over DocuShare Flex 2.6, including the use of XSLTForms. With this new version, every page runs faster because of the presentation platform.

  • Addresses issues from DocuShare Flex 2.7

  • CIM reliability improvement increases the document ingestion from 25 documents per second to 37 documents per second.


  • Cookies change to reflect the same as in DocuShare 7.5 for DocuShare Flex, http, and same site policies. This prevents a type of spoofing known as "clickjacking", by disallowing third-party access to DocuShare Flex cookies (iframe 'same site' setting).

Bug Fixes in this Release

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The Capture Scan service does not update the Active Session while scanning jobs.



Index and Save can save to a folder in the trash.



AutoComplete is not working when using a property that is common for two classes.



Autofill is not working if the properties belong to the same mixin.



Page is freezing when trying to create a Folder Email Account Mapping, using an Email account that is already used.



AutoFill does not work when typing any value in the dialog box.



Reindex must be executed for a Solr update, after an upgrade from DocuShare Flex 2.6 Patch 1 to DocuShare 2.8.



An Autocomplete mapped class type field is blank.

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