Absolute 7.10 Release Notes

This topic describes the software changes included in Absolute 7.10. It also describes the changes included in all hotfixes since the release of Absolute 7.9.

This release introduces performance, security, data integrity, and usability improvements that enhance the responsiveness, reliability, and ease of use of the system. It also introduces enhancements, improvements, and fixes to existing features and functionality.

To view the software changes introduced in this release that apply to the Absolute agent, see the Absolute agent release notes: Version 7.10.

NOTE  Depending on the Absolute product licenses associated with your account, some of the following software changes may not be available to you.

Features and enhancements

Improvements and fixes

Absolute 7.10 introduces the following improvements and fixes:


Improvements and fixes

Absolute APIs

  • For the Device Freeze API, the limit of 10,000 devices (deviceUids) has been removed from the POST device-freeze/requests request. However, a limit of 10,000 devices per request is still recommended.

Account Settings

  • To more accurately reflect the scope of the settings on the Account Settings page, the page title has been changed to Authentication Settings.

Bulk device actions

  • You can now successfully upload a file of device identifiers when identifiers are followed by multiple special characters, such as commas (,).

Chromebook support

  • Devices that previously showed a value of "Unknown" for Device Name will now show "Chrome". Note that for the new value to show, a new hardware data scan needs to occur on each device.

Device Freeze (Absolute 7 version)

  • When you submit a Remove Freeze request, "Inactive Action Component" is no longer a reason for ineligibility. As a result, you can now remove a Freeze request from a device, even if the FRZ component isn't deployed to the device.

Device Freeze (Classic version)

  • When you unfreeze a device that was frozen by an Offline Device Freeze Policy, the Unfreeze request is now successfully submitted and the correct user is logged as the requester. Previously, the request was successfully submitted only if you initiated the action from the Device Details page.

Device Groups

  • Smart device groups that are based on a date time filter are now reevaluated correctly.

Hardware data collection

  • Values for Make, Model, and OS > Name are now consistent across Device Details, dashboard widgets, and reports.



  • A new column, Component Manager > Status, can now be added to reports and the Assets > Active Devices page. This column shows the communication status of the Absolute agent's component manager (CTES) The component manager is installed on top of the core agent and manages the agent components responsible for initiating device actions and collecting device data. Most agent components are controlled by policies, such as the Hardware and Installed Applications policies. on Windows devices.
  • On the Device with At-Risk Files in Cloud report, the correct status now shows in each device's Encryption Status column.
  • When you save a report as a custom report, any pinned columns are now saved to the custom report.
  • For reports where the Device name column contains both the device name and serial number, the serial number is now available in its own column when you export the report.
  • In your custom reports that you created prior to the release of Absolute 7.9, the device's Identifier is once again a link that you can use to access the device's Device Details page.
  • On the Reports page, the link to the Last Known Locations report is no longer broken.
  • On the Define Scope page of the Device Analytics report, the device group icons and hierarchy now remain correct as you expand and collapse folders.
  • When you add a filter based on either of the following conditions to a report, you can now save the report:
    • within last
    • not within last
  • In the Show/Hide Columns dialog, search results now show when you search for a column by entering the full parent/child column name (for example, "BIOS ID" where BIOS is the parent and ID is the child).
  • When you filter a report by specifying multiple values for a single field (such as Make contains S, or Make contains D) the filter is now saved correctly to your custom report.

Supervisor Password

User Management

  • When you create a new user account, the account's status is immediately set to Active. Previously, its status was set to Pending until the new user logged in to the console.