Release Upgrade Notes

Release 9.5 Upgrade notes

Project analysis token
You can now generate tokens of different types and can create a different analysis token for every specific project. The new tokens will include a prefix to help you quickly identify SonarQube tokens and their type. The usage of project analysis tokens is encouraged to limit the access this token has. See Generating and Using Tokens documentation for more information. (SONAR-16260).

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Release 9.4 Upgrade notes

Password of old inactive account needs reset
The support for SHA1 hashed password has been removed. This algorithm was replaced by a stronger hashing algorithm since version 7.2. As a result, local accounts that did not log in since 7.2 will be forced to have their password reset by a SonarQube administrator. Accounts using external authentication such as SAML, LDAP, GitHub authentication, etc., are not impacted. Information about the possibly impacted accounts will appear in the logs during the upgrade. (SONAR-16204).

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Release 9.3 Upgrade Notes

Portfolio overview now shows ratings on both New Code and Overall Code
The Portfolio overview and project breakdown have been redesigned to provide a high-level view on project health according to your New Code definition as well as Overall Code. New Code ratings are shown for Reliability, Security Vulnerabilities, Security Review, and Maintainability. To see these ratings on New Code, Portfolios need to be recomputed after upgrading to 9.3.

Along with this redesign, Portfolios and Applications no longer show users information on projects they don't have access to, and Application administration has been moved out of the Portfolio administration UI.

Microsoft SQL Server and Integrated Authentication
If you are using Microsoft SQL Server with Integrated Authentication, you will need to replace the mssql-jdbc_auth-9.2.0.x64.dll file on your PATH with mssql-jdbc_auth-9.4.1.x64.dll from the Microsoft SQL JDBC Driver 9.4.1 package. See Install the Server for more information.

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Release 9.2 Upgrade Notes

Bitbucket Cloud authentication now built-in
Support for Bitbucket Cloud authentication is now built-in. If you were using the Bitbucket Cloud authentication plugin before, you need to remove it from SonarQube before upgrading.

SonarQube uses the same settings as the plugin, so you do not need to update them. The Teams restriction has been replaced with the Workspaces restriction and is migrated accordingly.

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Release 9.1 Upgrade Notes

Secured settings no longer available in web services and on the scanner side
This change especially affects the analysis of SVN projects but also, possibly, the use of some 3rd-party plugins. Secured settings required to perform the analysis now need to be passed to the scanner as parameters.

Custom measures feature has been dropped
The custom measures feature, which was previously deprecated, has been removed. (SONAR-10762).

Deprecated WebAPI endpoints and parameters removed
The WebAPI endpoints and parameters deprecated during the 7.X release cycle have been removed. For a complete list of removed endpoints and parameters see SONAR-15313.

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Release 9.0 Upgrade Notes

Scanners require Java 11
Java 11 is required for SonarQube scanners. Use of Java 8 is no longer supported. See the documentation on Scanner Environment for more information.

Support for Internet Explorer 11 dropped
Support for Internet Explorer 11 and other legacy browsers has been dropped. (SONAR-14387).

Reporting Quality Gate status on GitHub branches requires an additional permission
When working in private GitHub repositories, you need to grant read-only access to the Contents permission on the GitHub application that you're using for SonarQube integration. See the GitHub integration documentation for more information.

JavaScript custom rule API removed
The JavaScript custom rule API, which was previously deprecated, has been removed. Plugins can no longer use this API to implement custom rules. See the JavaScript documentation for more information. (SONAR-14928).

Deprecated Plugin Java API dropped
Parts of the Java API for plugins that were deprecated before SonarQube 7.0 have been dropped. You should compile plugins against SonarQube 9.0 to ensure they're compatible and to check if they're using a deprecated API that has been dropped. (SONAR-14925, SONAR-14885).

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Release 8.9 LTS Upgrade Notes

Upgrading directly from SonarQube v7.9 LTS to v8.9 LTS? Refer to the LTS to LTS Release Upgrade Notes.

GitHub Enterprise compatibility
SonarQube 8.9 only supports GitHub Enterprise 2.21+ for pull request decoration (the previous minimum version was 2.15).

Plugins require risk consent
When upgrading, if you're using plugins, a SonarQube administrator needs to acknowledge the risk involved with plugin installation when prompted in SonarQube.

Database support updated
SonarQube 8.9 supports the following database versions:

  • PostgreSQL versions 9.6 to 13. PostgreSQL versions <9.6 are no longer supported.
  • MSSQL Server 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2019.
  • Oracle XE, 12C, 18C, and 19C. Oracle 11G is no longer supported.

Webhooks aren't allowed to target the instance
To improve security, webhooks, by default, aren't allowed to point to the SonarQube server. You can change this behavior in the configuration. (SONAR-14682).

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