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What is Heimdal RC?

What is Heimdal RC?

Heimdal RC is the release candidate (beta version) that is in pre-production.

We recommend you install this version only if someone from the Heimdal team recommends you do it. Otherwise, this version might cause issues in your organization because of its relative instability.

How can I upgrade to Heimdal RC? – PRO users

  1. Open Heimdal.
  2. Click on the settings wheel.
  3. Click on Settings.
  4. Scroll down and turn on Update to Beta.

How can I upgrade to Heimdal RC? – CORP users

 

  1. Open dashboard.heimdalsecurity.com.
  2. Login to your account.
  3. Select Group Policies.
  4. Open the policy in which you want to activate and install Heimdal RC.
  5. Enable “Include in the Beta Program”.

Does Heimdal upgrade automatically when a new version appears?

And what happens if I already have Heimdal RC installed?

Yes, Heimdal updates itself automatically in one of the following scenarios:

  1. If you have Heimdal 2.2.8 installed and version 2.2.9 is released, Heimdal will automatically update to version 2.2.9.
  2. If you have Heimdal 2.2.8 RC and version 2.2.9 is released, Heimdal will automatically update to version 2.2.9.

 

Heimdal will NOT update itself automatically in the following circumstances:

If you have Heimdal 2.2.9 RC and version 2.2.9 is released, Heimdal will not automatically update to version 2.2.9.

Heimdal’s upgrade is based on the version number.

If Heimdal detects a lower version on the system, it upgrades automatically.

But if it detects a version that is equal or higher than the latest version released (2.2.9 in this example), Heimdal will not upgrade itself automatically the latest version.

!!! The official update will always have a lower version number than the RC version (release candidate).

Example: If we launch Heimdal 2.2.9 official release, we will launch, at the same time, Heimdal 2.2.10 RC. Consequently, the next official release version will be 2.2.10.

So if you decide to use Heimdal 2.2.10 RC, when version 2.2.10 will official be released, Heimdal 2.2.10 RC will not be automatically updated.

If the current version installed on the endpoint is equal to the RC version, the automatic update will not happen: 2.2.10 RC will NOT update to 2.2.10 official release.

If the current version installed on the endpoint is lower to the RC version, the automatic update will happen: 2.2.9 RC will update to 2.2.10 official release.

 

 

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