IoT Value Plan Subscribers, MindAccess Developer Plan Subscribers and MindAccess Operator Plan Subscribers

Asset Manager

What's new?

  • Static aspect configuration:

    • It is now possible to set the value of static aspect variables on asset instance level and override the default value.

  • Fleet Manager navigation:

    • In the action menu of a selected asset at the top of the page, it is now possible to directly navigate to the Fleet Manager.

    • The user will be redirected to the Aspects view of the selected asset.

  • Time-Series Status:

    • Asset Manager is now capable of displaying the latest known value in the last 24h for dynamic aspect variables.

    • The information is shown to the user in the extended detail view and retrieved for all variables in a dynamic aspect.

    • The time range is defined as the last 24 hours and aggregated per hour. If there is no value captured in this time period, there will be also no value displayed in Asset Manager.

    • There are no time series values for simulation assets.

  • New Validations:

    • There is now a validation for variables names and aspect names on a defined type. It is no longer possible to use the same name for variables and for aspects.

  • Plugin-Header Styling adaptions:

    • The possibility to move back to AssetManager is now located to the right in the plugin header and renamed to "Close".

  • Image Browser: Up to now users in the AssetManager could only upload new images and not reuse those images already uploaded. Using the image browser it is possible to:

    • list all already uploaded images on a tenant

    • use an already uploaded image for new assignments

    • delete images that are not in use anymore

    • filter for name, uploading date and usage

  • Mapping Prevention: Mappings on static aspects are prevented and there is an informative message displayed.

Fixed issues

  • Incorrect file uploads are now displayed to the user with an appropriate error message.

Known issues

  • Fleet Manager navigation is not working correctly if you have to re-login as query parameters are lost. This problem will be addressed soon. Please try again by clicking the Fleet Manager navigation button.

  • Currently it is possible to use a variable name equal to the aspect name which leads to errors for example in the Fleet Manager. The input of such a value will be soon be prevented.

CMS X-Tools V5.0.0.0

Known issues

  • General: X-Tools is capable of uploading huge amounts of data, but you need to keep in mind the limits and purchased size of your MindSphere plan at all times.

  • If the asset path in a Storage Profile contains more than one asset, it might lead to creation of duplicate assets. It can be fixed by deleting those duplicated assets, changing, saving and restarting the Storage Profile.

  • See locally installed release notes.

Data Exploration built on Tableau®

Known issues

  • If you receive NULL values for timestamps on a Windows PC, please change your language for non-Unicode programs to English (United States). You'll find the settings in Control Panel → Region and Language → Administrative.

Fleet Manager

What's new?

  • Fleet Manager plugin support

    • It is now possible to add functionality via plugins which are accessible as custom extension icons and tabs within Fleet Managers core application. The tab can be used as a container to add custom dashboards, data views or functionality to the assets selected in the asset navigation.

    • Example use cases for plugins are dedicated dashboards for your devices e.g. utilization reports, production quantities, asset specific status views or to add individual workflows e.g. connecting to your CRM systems.

  • Fleet Manager plugin SDK

    • With the Fleet Manager Plugin SDK it is now possible to create custom plugins for Fleet Manager which can be developed, deployed and distributed like common applications within MindSphere.

    • By integrating the plugin SDK into your development project, a communication between plugin and Fleet Manager application will be established and elements from the Fleet Manager frame can be accessed via defined parameters.

    • To start building plugins read through the Plugin Developer Documentation to learn all about plugin development for Fleet Manager.

  • Asset Manager navigation

    • In the info extension it is now possible to navigate directly to the asset within Asset Manager.

Fleet Manager Rules

What's new?

  • Integration of In-Platform Purchase (IPP)

    • Easily upgrade your rules quota by buying the "Rules Quota Upgrade". Trigger provisioning and purchase directly within Fleet Manager Rules Extension.

Fixed issues

  • Optimized input validation - required fields are now marked with red asterisk.

  • Fixed issue with links in email notification.

Known issues

  • Integration of In-Platform Purchase (IPP)

    • Supported Language: English only.

    • Supported Currency: EUR only.

    • Currently no personalized notifications for subscriptions (TenantAdmin) or subscription requests (StandardUser) are available.

    • Notifications are send to tenant admins in case of direct role assignment. Indirect role assignment via user group are excluded from notifications.

Identity and Access Management

What's new?

API to rotate OAuthclient secrets.

Known issues

  • In the current version the logout with Internet Explorer 11 might not work. In this case please close the browser directly.

  • After modifying the authorization of a user via Identity Management Service, the change is not immediately visible. The user must then close the browser and login again.


Known issues

If a user has only app roles but no standard role, the user will see no apps on the Launchpad and gets an information about missing roles.

MindConnect API

What's new?

  • Agent Diagnostic - Diagnostic UI: Tenant admins will now be able to retrieve diagnostic data via user interface (in addition to the already existing endpoint).

MindConnect Edge Analytics

Fixed issues

Fixed: If remote operations in MindConnect Edge Analytics application reacts very slow: Please delete the MindConnect asset and create a new agent.

MindConnect IoT Extension

What's new?

  • UI refinements:

    • Cockpit documentation links

    • Mapping template links

    • Mapping enhancement

  • Onboarding rule deletion is now possible

Fixed issues

  • Error responses are now in MindSphere format.

  • Ids larger than Integer.max_value,

Known issues

  • Launchpad button is not working in MindConnect IoT Extension. It is not possible to return to the Launchpad via the OS bar.

MindConnect Integration

What's new?

Upgrade 5.0-5.1

  • Support for multi-part request body:

    • For some applications and operations, for example, for the CloudStreams Connector for Salesforce(R) Bulk v2 Data Loader Application and Create Job and Upload Job Data Operation, Integration Cloud supports multipart request body.

  • User Interface changes due to performance enhancements:

    • Applications are now listed under different categories such as Predefined Applications, REST Applications, On-Premises Applications, and SOAP Applications.

    • The Integrations list page (Develop > Integrations) now shows a basic view of all Integrations. To view the references (Uses column), select the Show Advanced View check box available on the Integrations list page.

  • Mapping enhancement:

    • While doing pipeline mapping, you can now view only the mapped fields by selecting the Show Only Mapped Fields check box.

  • Support for invoking deployed services from MindConnect Integration;

    • MindConnect Integration can now invoke Cloud Deployment Integration Server Flow and Java services for the same tenant. A new pre-defined Application, Cloud Deployment, is added in Integration Cloud. Using this Application, you can select the solution Integration Server services that you want to call from Integration.

  • OAuth 2.0 enhancements

    • From the Client Registration page, you can now associate scopes with a client as well as create a new scope and associate it with a client by clicking the Associate Scopes option.

    • Support is added for Client Credentials Grant and Resource Owner Password Credential Grant types as part of OAuth spec for OAuth token generation flow.

    • After you select the Enable Integration to be invoked over HTTP option on the Integration Details page, OAuth Scopes containing the exposed Integration URL appears. Clicking the OAuth Scopes option displays the OAuth Scopes which contain the exposed URL of the Integration. You can add the exposed URL of the Integration to an existing scope or add a new Scope which will contain the exposed URL of the Integration.

    • From the REST API Resources page for a REST API which is created from scratch, you can now click the OAuth Scopes option to view the OAuth Scopes which contain the REST Resource path with Method. You can add the REST Resource path with Method to an existing scope or add a new scope which will contain the REST Resource path with Method.

    • While creating or updating a scope, you can now select the exposed Integrations and REST Resources that you want to add as Service URLs from the Services dialog box.

    • Enhanced the OAuth Approval page generated in the OAuth token generation flow.

    • SSO support for authentication during OAuth token generation flow.

    • Support for auditing OAuth Client, Scope, and Token CRUD operations.

  • URL Schema adoption from *.eu-central.* à *.eu1.* please take care if you are using the integration sever or external API. You need to update the URL in the settings.·

  • Technical User introduction to access MC Integration APIs and to use integration server.

  • Single Sign On. 

  • Support of Timeseries Bulk Import.

Fixed issues

Launchpad button is not working in Mindconnect Integration: It is not possible to return to the Launchpad via the OS bar

MindSphere Gateway

Fixed issues

  • Handling of CSP header has been fixed.

  • Cache-control header is not duplicated any more.

  • Parallel usage of X-Requested-With header and Accept header has been fixed.

MindSphere OS Bar

Fixed issues

  • App information in OS Bar is showing the default language as provided by app developer if the concrete browser language is not provided by app developer.

Subtenant Functionality

Known issues

  • The subtenant use case is not yet supported by Data Flow Engine.

  • Applications can use the subtenant functionality via the provided APIs. Tenant administrators should pay attention when assigning such apps to subtenant users as subtenant isolation cannot be ensured by the platform. The app might expose data to the user that is not intended to be seen.

  • When moving an asset from a parent tenant to a subtenant, there might be a delay of up to 30 minutes until a subtenant user will be able to see data related to that asset.

  • Please be aware, if you provide a user (even subtenant user) the role "mdsp:core:TenantAdmin", this user is then able to get access to all kinds of tenant data.


What's new?

  • The user assignment for subtenants is updated to the new assignment component.

User Groups:

  • To conveniently assign roles to a group of user, we introduced the following features:

    • Create a user group

    • Assign multiple users to a user group

    • Add roles to the user group

  • Additionally we allow the following management functionalities for user groups:

    • Update a user group

    • Delete a user group

    • Assign roles and users to user groups (in any direction)

Fixed issues

  • Loading behavior of user list optimized in app

Usage Transparency Service

What's new?

  • Under the "Assets" tab, 2 new columns are available now:

    • Asset ID: Unique identification ID of the asset.

    • Asset Name: Unique name of the asset. This column value is empty if "Asset Name" is not mentioned for an associated "Asset ID" in the Entity Master Data Service (EMDS).

Visual Explorer

What's new?

  • The Visual Explorer now supports shorter data update periods. This ensures that more up to date data is displayed within Tableau. You can now add 5- , 10- and 15-minutes data synchronization in the function "chose update mechanism".

  • Please be aware that there is a limitation of the amount of data which be synchronized. The limitations are defined as follows:

    Data synchronization

     Number of entries*

    5 min 


    10 min 


    15 min 


    * The number of entries is the sum of all rows and columns which are synchronized to tableau environment. There are examples in the documentation as well as in the UI of Visual Explorer.

  • Upgrades of MindSphere Visual Explorer: possibility to add 20 Viewer licences to your tenant

  • Upgrades of MindSphere Visual Explorer: possibility to add 5 Creator licences to your tenant

Known issues

  • Any request within Visual Explorer is limited to an execution time of 60s.

  • The "share via link" functionality can sporadically be unreliable.

  • Some statements in calculated fields may be rejected in MindGate (formulas containing "ELSE" and "CASE").

Visual Flow Creator

What's new?

  • New dashboard nodes: Create quickly a live data dashboard with the new dashboard nodes.This new feature supports user friendly visualization of MindSphere data within a few minutes and does not require any programming skills. The dashboards are automatically refreshed as new data arrives.

  • Support of subflows: A subflow is a collection of nodes that are collapsed into a single node in the workspace. They can be used to reduce some visual complexity of a flow, or to package up a group of nodes as a reusable flow used in multiple places. Once created, the subflow is added to the palette of available nodes.