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New official release: License Administration System (LAS) 1.1.01

[fa icon="calendar"] Oct 18, 2016 11:56:52 AM

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Montréal, Canada - October 18, 2016

Secure Group, the leading provider of encrypted communications, released the new 1.1.01 version of their Billing Administration panel, dubbed the License Administration System (or LAS for short). LAS is a complete web-based administration portal which allows distributors to manage the subscriptions of their users, and manage the payments associated with each.

The new version includes a major redesign of sign-in logic; and increased complexity requirements for passwords. The product line has been updated and there are also several mid- and low-impact improvements added to the system as part of this release.

New sign-in model: email addresses are no longer used as usernames

The account credentials pair now includes a dedicated username; rather than an email address. In this way, the email addresses will only serve their primary purpose: communication point for your important mail. Usernames are unique: so once you pick one, nobody else could have the same. 

Another advantage this feature brings is that you can use the same email address across multiple accounts and subaccounts for a point of contact. This helps a master account to easily maintain their network. If you wish to change the email address of your subaccounts to an email you select, you must click the confirmation link with each account (or subaccount), whether new or old.

  • Existing LAS users
    Secure Group’s existing accounts are migrated to the new system. This means that they will still be able to access LAS as before: using their email address as a username. It is recommended to eventually switch to the new sign-in model.
  • New LAS users
    Newly-created LAS accounts follow the new sign-up and sign-in flow: they must create a username other than an email address. However, these accounts remain inactive until they click the registration confirmation link delivered to their provided email address.

Enhanced sign-in security and password complexity

Secure Group also input efforts into improved sign-in security. Firstly, there is a new requirement for the sign-in password complexity. This includes a minimum length of 8 characters, with at least 2 lowercase letters, 1 uppercase letter and 2 digits.

The increased password complexity reduces the chances that someone breaks a LAS account. But to further limit such possibilities, Secure Group added another security measure: block any user with 5 consecutive invalid login attempts for a 10-minute period. 

Extended product portfolio and unified naming convention

This new feature is divided into two major strains: new products added, and product names are now unified across all screens.

  • Extended service subscriptions
    The product portfolio got bigger and now offers yearly subscription to the following products and services:

 • Secure BlackBerry Subscription + Secure SIM Subscription (Annually)

 • Secure Phone Subscription + Secure SIM Subscription (Annually) 

  • Unified naming convention
    This includes changes in names across all products for better user experience and ease of use when ordering Secure Group’s products. Service subscriptions of products are clear and obvious; to avoid possible confusion.

Improvements and fixes

The improvements and fixes with the latest version include the following items:

  • Fixed: support tickets from non-LAS account-associated emails did not receive replies
    This change takes care of the specific case when someone used an email address that is not associated with a LAS account. In such cases, clients usually sent tickets using their default mail client (such as Outlook or Thunderbird) with an email address unknown to LAS.

    While the Support system duly created the ticket, the support reply emails never reached the requestor’s inbox. The behavior is now adjusted and the ticketing system processes all submitted tickets uniformly, regardless of submitter’s email address. 
  • Fixed: Missing transaction info in some invoices
    This improvement takes care of an incorrectly displayed “No Related Transactions Found” message that appeared as transaction info in paid invoices.

    With some invoices, the system did not correctly populate and update the transaction info. This obstructed the visibility of payment processing, but is now mended to show correct transactional info with every paid invoice. 
  • Fixed: Account could not delete subaccount
    The functionality for a “master” account to delete a subaccount had issues. The behavior is now fixed and the ability to delete subaccounts is restored.

About the License Administration System

LAS is a back end component, part of the Secure Group’s ecosystem of unified encrypted communications and services. Initially tailored to meet the needs for Secure Group’s resellers, LAS is also available to end users who want to individually manage their subscriptions with any of the products offered by Secure Group. LAS allows management of payment cycles and offers all needed configuration options for smooth encrypted communications of both resellers and end customers. 

About Secure Group

Secure Group is a provider of encrypted communications solutions for users on Android, Blackberry and the company's proprietary Secure Phone encrypted mobile device. Secure Group's complete suite of services relies on the latest trends and uses the most robust protocols and concepts for protected privacy over mobile and wireless networks. The company has established a global network of partners and Secure Group's services and devices are offered worldwide, and provide top-quality protected communications for hard-to-beat prices.

For more information and contacts, visit SecureGroup.com.

 

 

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Toma Kashamov

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