Keep up with the latest updates we’ve made in Workato.

Jun 1, 2023

Use Hashicorp Vault with OPAs

For tighter security, we’ve extended support for secrets manager, Hashicorp Vault, to our on-prem agents (OPA) and on-prem groups (OPA).

May 26, 2023

On-prem Agent (OPA) 2.19.0 release

We’ve improved the activation flow for any new on-prem agents you create. Other updates:

  • Security: trust certificates are now issued by default, by Let’s Encrypt
  • Security: several libraries were upgraded with OWASP’s recommendations
  • System: agent performance data is now automatically sent to Workato for analysis and improvements
  • System: cloud logging feature no longer requires added configuration
  • MS SQL: support for useFmtOnly connection property added
  • MySQL: support for year date type added
  • Kafka: validation of SASL configuration improved

See OPA Release Notes in docs.

Mar 11, 2023

On-prem Agent (OPA) 2.18.0 release

  • Security: Java Runtime Environment upgraded to version 17.0.6+10
  • Security: PostgreSQL JDBC upgraded to version 42.5.4
  • JMS: redelivery options for ActiveMQ added, by default number of retries now unlimited
  • Debug: full certificate details now print when TLS handshake fails
  • Windows: default encoding changed to UTF-8
  • Windows: updated with the latest Windows service wrapper library

See OPA Release Notes in docs.

Jan 27, 2023

On-prem Agent (OPA) 2.17.0 release

  • JMS, Kafka, SAP: additional firewall configuration for their triggers will no longer be required
  • Security: updated to TLSv1.3 to enable gateway tunnel connections
  • Performance: buffering for database-related requests disabled for lower memory consumption
  • Kafka: support for AVRO-encoded message keys added
  • Kafka: kafka-clients library has been upgraded to version 7.3.1-ccs
  • SAP: support for TYPE_UTCLONG data type added
  • SAP: stateful RFC support implemented (requires SAP JCo library version 3.1.7. or later)
  • MySQL: timezone issue for datetime columns in version 8 fixed
  • MySQL: result set streaming is now enabled by default

See OPA Release Notes.

Dec 17, 2022

On-prem Agent (OPA) 2.16.0 release

This release introduces a stricter validation of third-party TLS certificates. This can affect how HTTP connectors behave, and self-signed certificates may require additional setup.

  • HTTP: trustAll default behavior is updated, support for self-signed certificates and mTLS added
  • HTTP: Bad Request errors while using encoded characters fixed
  • JMS: connector no longer uses local database to store JMS subscriptions
  • JMS: support for High Availability mode added
  • Kafka: support for message headers added 
  • Security: Vertx, Netty and Jetty libraries upgraded to the latest versions
  • Database: bulk triggers support added 
  • Linux: fontconfig and bash dependencies for Linux DEB/RPM packages added
  • SAP: support of SAP JCo version 3.0. discontinued (SAP JCo version 3.1 or later is required)
  • SAP: SAP RFC connector no longer attempts to subscribe for inbound IDOCs if program_id is missing
  • SAP: RFC connector now ignores redundant IDOC releases
  • SAP: system information can be retrieved even if EP8 is not installed
  • SAP: On-prem Agent must now be explicitly authorized to use function module OCS_GET_INSTALLED_SWPRODUCTS

See OPA Release Notes in docs.

Nov 10, 2022

On-Prem Agent (OPA) 2.15.0 Release

  • Configuration: added cloud profiles support which allows setting up on-prem connections directly in Workato.
  • JMS: added support for headers and binary messages.
  • Network: rolled back to default TLS implementation and SNI.
  • Network: fixed bug during gateway reconnection.
  • Security: upgraded to JRE 17.0.5+8.
  • Security: upgraded Commons Text library.

See OPA Release Notes in docs.

Nov 10, 2022

Cloud Profiles for On-Prem Agents (OPA)

A single Workato on-prem agent (OPA) can connect to multiple on-prem applications. However, managing these require editing an on-prem agent config file. A cloud profile is a new way of setting a connection for on-prem agent directly in Workato. Connecting an agent to new resources is now much easier and doesn’t require direct access to the machine where the agent runs. This allows for a more centralized management of OPA agents.

More information can be found in the following docs:


On-prem Agent (OPA) 2.14.0 release

A new version of the on-prem agent has been released with updates in security, new on-prem agent monitoring, added support for Cliend ID and Secret encryption, and more. Click here for the full version notes.


On-prem Agent (OPA) 2.13.1 release

  • On-prem files: Invalid character error for Windows file path format fixed

See OPA Release Notes in docs.

Aug 16, 2022

On-prem Agent (OPA) 2.13.0 release

  • Security: Java Runtime Environment upgraded to version 17.0.3
  • Linux: RPM and DEB packages added
  • Shutdown: New shutdown procedure deployed. Agent awaits OS signals, and tries to gracefully finish all running queries and terminate the agent process. Default shutdown timeout is 300 seconds, but this can be customized
  • Cloud logging: now enabled by default, agent logs will be sent to Workato for improvements and fixes
  • HTTP response compression: now enabled by default, this may increase CPU consumption for better communication throughput
  • Command line: ‘mgmt-listen’ option added to expose technical endpoint, useful for health checks when running OPA inside a containerized environment. 
  • Command line: Undocumented ‘/status’ endpoint deprecated
  • Security: libraries with vulnerabilities have been upgraded
  • Custom HTTP SSL options: internal agent communication no longer affected
  • Kafka: Avro and Schema Registry support added

See OPA Release Notes in docs.