PowerFolder Server 11 SP7

  • Release date: Jan 2019
  • Build Number: 11.7.773
  • Type: Drop-In


Upgrade Information

  • Please read the complete Release Notes before upgrading.
  • (warning) The following steps have to be done before upgrading to this version:
    • Linux: Please exchange the old PowerFolder-Server.sh file against the new one and add your customized settings into this new script.
    • Windows: Please add the following settings in your wrapper.conf file located in %programfiles%/PowerFolder
      • wrapper.app.parameter.2=-c

      • wrapper.app.parameter.3=PowerFolder

  • The webserver can now get controlled manually. Please look at the new configuration entry. (web.threadpool.min, web.threadpool.max, web.acceptors)
  • Please follow the regular upgrade documentation for Windows or Linux
  • Upgrading any previous version is possible.
  • Cluster: Running different versions on the servers in the cluster is supported but limited to version >= 11.5 when using LDAP.
  • Federation API is incompatible to versions below 11.6. Please review our documentation before upgrading.
  • For upgrading from a version < 11.4 please read the Upgrade information for the 11.4.565 release.

(warning) Mandatory checks before upgrading (warning)

  • If using the federation new settings are in Preferences to activate the federation or the federated login.
    • For the best user experience the update should be done on all federated services at the same time if possible.
  • Check if your service is running on an URI. With version 11.7 this is not possible any longer. Only base DNS names are working.

Downgrade information (optional)

  • In case a downgrade to a previous version is necessary:
    • Version 11.6 is forward and backward compatible to older and newer versions.
    • Simply replace the PowerFolder-Server.jar file with that from the previous version you would like to run.
    • Downgrading to version 11.6 deactivates the federation functionality. To activate it you have to enable the setting server.federation.login_enabled in configuration file.
  • When you are using LDAP authentication and downgrading below version 11.5:
    • Enter your PowerFolder.config file before starting the server.
    • Delete the entries LDAP.<index>.
    • Delete the x in front of the old LDAP configuration entries.
  • Log messages due to the higher schema version of database can be ignored:
    • [DatabaseMigrator]: Database layout version is newer than expected.

New documentation

  • You find the documentation below the following links:
    • Shortly you can find a link to the updated wikipages.

New configuration entries:

web.imprint.url: Sets the imprint URL in web interface
web.privacy_policy.url: Sets the privacy policy URL in web interface

folders.mount.keep.seconds=120 (default): Sets the time until a mounted folder gets unmounted cause of inactivity in systems with activated dynamic folder mounting.

server.federation.enabled=true (default): Enables the federation functionality or disables it completely.
server.federation.login_enabled=false (default): Enables or disables the federation login function (Redirect to home server when logging in.

web.threadpool.min=0 (default): Set the lowest amount of threads that are kept in thread pool for jetty web server. ((Warnung)Recommended: Not higher than 50, at least value of acceptor * 2 + 10)
web.threadpool.max=254 (default): Sets the maximum allowed threads for the jetty web server thread pool. ((Warnung)Recommended: Not higher than 500)
web.acceptors=2 (default): Sets the amount of acceptors and selectors for the jetty web server. ((Warnung)Recommended: Not higher than available CPU cores - 2)
The following article might help to find the correct values: Optimizing Jetty

server.merge_accounts.ldap.allowed=true (default) Controls if it is allowed to merge LDAP accounts.
server.merge_accounts.shibboleth.allowed=false (default) Controls if it is allowed to merge Shibboleth Accounts.

encrypted_storage.default=true (default) Setting controls if the check box for creating encrypted folders is checked or not by default.

New API calls

  • /api/accounts?action=findDuplicatesInFederation
    • Checks if E-Mail accounts or login IDs are used on different services in federation.


  • [PFS-2912] - LDAP attribute sync doesn't work for some attributes

  • Release date: Jan 2019
  • Build Number: 11.7.771
  • Type: Drop-In


  • [PFS-3020] - API security issue

  • Release date: Nov 2018
  • Build Number: 11.7.768
  • Type: Drop-In


  • [PF-2727] -  config.overwrite parameter is interfering with quota assignment

Release date: Nov. 2018

Build Number: 11.7.765

Type: Drop-In


[PF-1733] - LDAP account sync with secondary email during federated invite fails

[PF-1554] - Mapping of usernames in LDAP not working correctly

Release date: Oct. 2018

Build Number: 11.7.756

Type: Drop-In


[PF-1582] - Adding/Removing federated services not compatible with v14

[PF-1514] - Exception from ListenerSupportFactory

Release date: Sep. 2018

Build Number: 11.7.754

Type: Service Pack

Technical information

[PF-1440] - Updated Java to Version 8 Update 181

New Feature

[PF-453] - Implement account synchronization between federated services


[PF-1408] - Added imprint and privacy policy to web interface

[PF-1218] - Database access optimization

[PF-611] - Migration of unencrypted data into encrypted vault

[PF-1430] - Improve reaction time of Web-Service

[PF-1200] - Time until folders get unmounted should be configurable

[PF-1195] - Federation has to be active any time not depending on the configuration entry

[PF-1192] - Configurable web performance tunings

[PF-1145] - Deactivating welcome mails is not possible any longer

[PF-1248] - Adds settings to control merging of LDAP or Shibboleth Accounts

[PF-1386] - Remove messages about member ID is NULL

[PF-1178] - Add configuration entry for folder encryption checkbox default value

[PF-1469] - Better mail texts when passing folder ownership

[PF-1209] - Don't check ECP URL for Shibboleth but the MetaData

[PF-1238] - Remove log message to enable broadcast

[PF-1427] - Improve login page de translation


[PF-1479] - Cluster config is written without LDAP configuration

[PF-1110] - Synchronizing files with the client in a federated environment

[PF-1433] - Inviting LDAP user that aren't already imported of LDAP not possible

[PF-1482] - Deleting multiple LDAPs results in wrong deletions

[PF-1432] - Accounts aren't activated when updated from LDAP

[PF-461] - "Default profile requires a server" error message when saving a profile

[PF-1253] - Fixed foreign folder names appearing in folder list

[PF-1131] - Drop client connection if account is de-activated / not longer valid or deleted

[PF-1495] - Quota mapping via profiles Shibboleth accounts not properly working

[PF-1159] - Quota mapping via profiles for LDAP accounts not properly working

[PF-1148] - Upload-Forms can only be created/deleted by owner or admin of folder

[PF-844] - Uploads via Web sometimes not working properly

[PF-1116] - Expiry of login tokens during uploads in classic mobile apps

[PF-1422] - Accounts aren't activated when imported from LDAP

[PF-1243] - Federation: Check all mail addresses of account, not just the username

[PF-1474] - Leading spaces in database invitation entries

[PF-76] - Web player offers option to create a link to read only users

[PF-1486] - Empty folders in WebDAV