2020.5 Migration Guide

The 2020.5 release brings PSPDFKit Server monitoring via metrics, drops support for PostgreSQL 9.6, and removes the ROOT_PATH configuration option.

Server Monitoring with Metrics

We now expose internal PSPDFKit Server metrics using the StatsD protocol. By using these metrics, you can learn more about the performance of your Server instance and track down production issues. See how to enable metrics in our integration guide and browse the list of available metrics.

Dropping Support for PostgreSQL 9.6

With the release of 2020.2.0, we announced support for PostgreSQL 11 and deprecated compatibility with version 9.6.

Now we’re officially dropping support for PostgreSQL 9.6. According to the PostgreSQL versioning policy, version 9.6 will reach its EOL in a year, on 11 Nov 2021, and it will no longer be supported by the Postgres development team. This means there will be no more critical bug fixes and security patches for the 9.6 release line.

For instructions, please refer to either the official PostgreSQL upgrade guide if you’re running the database on-premises, or to your cloud provider’s documentation.

Removing the ROOT_PATH Configuration Option

Since this release, PSPDFKit for Web no longer uses cookies as a transport for authentication tokens. The ROOT_PATH configuration option was only necessary to correctly assign the path of the website under which the cookie is valid.

As cookies are no longer used, the ROOT_PATH configuration option is being removed.

Other Changes

For a full list of changes, check out the Server changelog.

Migrate PSPDFKit for Web

For more information, please take a look at the PSPDFKit for Web 2020.5 Migration Guide.