Jun 2022

Enhanced Security Options, Archiving Features, and More!

Release Notes: (v.5.1.7), June 2022

Welcome to Cosmetri’s release notes! This month we’ve released extensive updates for Product Manager and Cosmetri GMP, which we are excited to share them with you.

This release v.5.1.7 introduces numerous performance improvements, as well as new security features. We're also rolling out an archiving feature for faster list loading and improved data management, beginning with Tests and Test Groups.

Advanced Security Features

We understand that security is among the biggest concerns for all business operations. We of course already employ wide-ranging industry-leading security policies to protect our servers and software. But we didn’t settle only for this, and we decided to do better (in the end, we are a German company, and if you live here, you know how serious data protection is!).

The following features of Product Manager and Cosmetri GMP further strengthen the Cosmetri applications’ security:

Multi-factor Authentication

If you use online banking, there is a high chance that you already know what Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) is. MFA is an authentication method that requires the user to provide two or more verification factors to access an application.

Now you can set up MFA through your Administrator user account and require all users to adopt this. Just login to your admin user account, go to the Users & Seats tab, and follow the instructions on the screen:

Multi-factor Authentication

Auto log-out users

For security and traceability reasons, a user must be the only person with access to their account. Sometimes you might leave your desk for a second to grab a cup of coffee and get stuck planning a surprise birthday party for your boss with your coworkers! For such situations, we have designed an Auto log-out feature that will automatically log out a user after a certain period of inactivity.

To configure the auto log-out feature, log in to your admin user account, go to Users & Seats tab, and follow the instructions on the screen:

Auto Log-out

Set up password expiry

The password expiration feature ensures that only your staff have access to their account and the account hasn’t been compromised. And by requiring them to set up a new password from time to time, you can reduce the risk of unauthorized access to sensitive information.

You can configure this feature by logging into your admin user account and going to User & Seats tab:

Password Expiration

Note: Be sure to save all the changes at the end by clicking on the “Save” button.

Archiving and bulk deleting tests and test groups

From time to time, you might need to archive or delete some of the tests or test groups. A new feature for bulk deleting tests and test groups was released to save time in organizing your data and to speed up the loading of large lists.

The admin account can decide which users can archive tests and test groups. Once you have the permission, you can bulk archive your tests (or test groups) and view only active or archived items.


Audit log for cost changes

Now you have access to cost change logs for raw materials and packaging items. You can also export the change logs:

Cost change log

Enter ISO 16128 values up to two decimals

A few of our customers requested this feature (more of a tweak). We want to take this chance and thank our customers who push us to do better (you know who you are!). With this minor tweak, you can now save values up to two decimals in the ISO 16128 calculator.

Final words

Thank you for reading our first Release Notes. We are continuously investing in making Cosmetri applications better for our users.  If you are interested to know more about our applications (and their new features) or would like to help us improve the usability of our software, please email [email protected]. We want to learn more about how you work and what you’re looking for.

Kind regards,
Hamid Azimi, Cosmetri

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