Release notes for Magnolia CMS 6.2.12

LTS release • Delivered on September 27, 2021 • Changelog: 20462

Magnolia CMS 6.2.12 is a bug-fixing and security release that also delivers a number of updates and improvements.

Connector Pack and Special Feature updates

  • Analytics Connector Pack 1.2.2 and 1.1.2 released on September 20, 2021.

  • Live Copy 3.2.6 released on September 23, 2021.

See the Connector Pack and Special Feature changelog for details on these releases.

Internationalization in Content Editor module (beta version)

To allow internationalization of content in the Stories app, we have released version 2.1-beta of the Content Editor module.


If you want to try it out in your webapp, you need to replace the default Magnolia 5 UI version of the module.

Support for Magnolia 6 UI in Blossom module

Version 3.4.5 of the Blossom module expands support for Magnolia 6 UI. For more details, see Blossom module release notes and Blossom module: Updating to Magnolia 6.2.


SPA libraries reach template endpoints by default

The SPA front-end helpers now communicate with Magnolia without manual role setup. The magnolia-spa-rendering submodule of the Pages module grants the rest-anonymous role GET access to its template-annotations and template-definitions endpoints.

Previously, browsers would report CORS issues or unauthorized access.

Global path-based locking implemented

Path-based locking in the magnolia-publishing-core module has been deprecated and replaced with a global path-based locking implementation in the magnolia-core module.

A number of dependencies have also been updated. For this, we have released version 1.2 of the Publishing Transactional module (compatible only with Magnolia 6.2.12+).

Support added for WebP images

As of this release, Magnolia supports the webp output format. To align dependencies, we have released version 3.5.0 of the Imaging module (compatible only with Magnolia 6.2.12+).

Complex move operations possible for CanMoveRuleDefinition

info.magnolia.ui.availability.rule.CanMoveRuleDefinition now uses info.magnolia.ui.contentapp.browser.drop.AlwaysTrueDropConstraintDefinition by default. For more information about the class, see dropConstraint.

You can now use damLinkField to select an asset or folder. To restrict the field to assets only, see the commented-out lines in the DAM chooser.

Move action reinstated in DAM module

In the DAM Core module, cutContentAction has been replaced with the more intuitive moveAction of Magnolia 5 UI.

Multi-selection possible in chooser dialog

This release comes with a new preconfigured multi field definition. info.magnolia.ui.field.JcrMultiLinkFieldDefinition (jcrMultiLinkField) allows you to select multiple values of a single type in a chooser dialog to be stored as an array in a single JCR property. For more information, see Multi field.

Resources can be selected from file system and classpath

A new preconfigured link field definition makes it possible to select resources from the file system and classpath. Here is an example of how to use (resourceLinkField) to link to a resource:

      $type: resourceLinkField
      label: Choose a resource

Validation messages can be configured for upload field

You can use the new typeAbortMessage and sizeAbortMessage properties in info.magnolia.ui.field.UploadFieldDefinition to configure validation messages for allowedMimeTypePattern and maxUploadSize respectively.

allowedMimeTypePattern is now a comma-separated list of MIME types where all types are allowed by default.

For more information, see Common upload field properties.

Light rich text field can be customized

Version 2.0.2 of the Content Editor module allows you to customize the light rich text field. For example, you can change the color of the field, toggle the typing direction, or enable the CKEditor-native spell checker. See Light rich text field: Customization for more details.

The light rich text field is used as a text block in the Stories app or in custom implementations of the Content Editor.

Notable bug fixes

  • Preview as visitor now works with any default JVM language (MGNLPN-564).

  • The DAM chooser does not crash anymore when the MIME type of an asset is missing (MGNLDAM-902).

  • Users can no longer move a page they are not allowed to create (PAGES-444).

  • Deleting a page does not throw an error in MetaDataBasedTemplateDefinitionAssignment (PAGES-333).

  • Page/component dialogs and column filters are populated only once as PageTemplateDataProvider is no longer automatically refreshed on value context changes (PAGES-334).

  • The SPA template annotations endpoint now resolves only template annotations whose nodes have template definitions (PAGES-503).

  • Deleting a property in the JCR Browser app does not delete the parent node or publish changes to the public instance (MGNLUI-6811).

  • In the Edit user profile dialog, the email address you enter is now validated using emailValidator (MGNLUI-6269).

  • Previously selected items in the grid are not randomly deselected when a user clicks outside any of the selection checkboxes (MGNLUI-6800).

  • Items in select fields are no longer automatically sorted. To sort these items, you must now set info.magnolia.ui.datasource.optionlist.OptionListDefinition#sort to true (MGNLUI-6672).

  • Selected items in twin-column fields are readable again in Chrome (MGNLUI-6568).

  • converterClass is not ignored anymore in link fields where textInputAllowed is set to true (MGNLUI-6834).

  • Input text is now saved for all languages in link fields where textInputAllowed is set to true (MGNLUI-6862).

  • When using converted Magnolia 5 UI link fields in Magnolia 6 UI apps, textInputAllowed is automatically set to true for compatibility reasons (MGNLUI-6835).

  • When a dialog contains fields with i18n content, the footer no longer disappears on switching between languages multiple times (MGNLUI-6583).

  • Admincentral does not freeze anymore after the first login (MGNLUI-6736).

  • The CORS filter now precedes the URI security filter in the Magnolia filter chain (MAGNOLIA-8180).

Third-party library updates

This release comes with the following third-party library updates to fix some security and compatibility issues:

We keep the details of security fixes private in line with our security policy. Contact our Support team if you need more information.

Security advisory

We have fixed a security vulnerability to prevent potential remote code execution (RCE) attacks. We keep the details of that fix private in line with our security policy. Contact our Support team if you need more information.

BUILD-541 (restricted access)


Known issues

If you are upgrading from an earlier version, read the Upgrading to Magnolia page first and check the Known issues page.

Documentation screenshot updates

Some of the screenshots in the documentation still show the legacy Magnolia 5 UI. Please bear with us as we work to update them.

Updated modules

  • Barebones Tomcat Bundle 1.2.5

  • Blossom 3.4.5

  • Community Edition 6.2.12

  • Content Editor 2.0.2

  • DAM 3.0.10

  • Demo Projects 1.6.3

  • DX Core 6.2.12

  • Imaging 3.5.0

  • Language Bundles 1.1.6

  • Magnolia 6.2.12

  • Pages 6.2.11

  • Personalization 2.0.11

  • Publishing 1.3.1

  • Publishing Transactional 1.2

  • Resources 3.0.5

  • REST Framework 2.2.9

  • Site 1.4.2

  • Third-party library BOM 6.2.12

  • UI 6.2.12


The Magnolia team would also like to thank everyone who reported issues, contributed patches or simply commented on issues for this release. Your continued interest helps us make Magnolia better. Special thanks go to Matei "Mal" Badanoiu, Wolf Bubenik, Vincenzo Cerbone, Christopher Chard, Antti Hietala, Stefan Huettenrauch, Marian-Razvan Ilisanu, Siarhei Ivanou, Marvin Kerkhoff, Lee Salter, Daniel Schneeberger, Frank Sommer, Ioannis Spyronis, Vivian Steller, Simon Tourville, Bohdan Valentovic, Jeffrey van der Heide and Jörg Wirsig.


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