collect Opal 4.3 Released

We are pleased to announce that Opal 4.3 is now available. Opal is OBiBa’s core data management application for biobanks.

This is mainly a maintenance release, that enhances the security of the server:

  • Strong password policy: strong password is now required for new users (min/max length, upper/lower case, digit, special character).
  • Cookies: have Secure, HttpOnly and SameSite flags.
  • CSRF: Cross Site Request Forgery attempts are detected and blocked.
  • Plain R service: a setting allows to permanently block the plain R service. The DataSHIELD service is still available and is the recommended one to operate on the R server side.

This release was possible thanks to the funding of the EUCAN-Connect program.