August 2023 Release

  • Updated

Release: 5.1.2308.3049

The following is a list of the bug fixes and enhancements provided in the August 2023 Release. Some of the bug fixes listed below may address existing Support Articles. A comprehensive list is at the bottom of this page.

The August 2023 release is now available for developers to pull down and work with locally or to request for deployments.

August 2023 release highlights

Breaking changes

Binary breaking changes do not necessarily require code changes but rather just a recompilation of the project. This section describes breaking changes to method signatures or methods' behavior.

High risk breaking changes

  • Removed instances of ServicePointManager ServerCertificateValidationCallback.
    • Removed remaining instances in base code where certificate validity check results were forced to "True". This means self-signed certificates are not trusted by default, blocking a possible MITM attack vector. If this behavior is needed, you can restore it via extension.

Low risk breaking changes for Spire

  • Updated Cart Fulfillment method selector widget.
    • Removed unused findLocationModal?: FindLocationModalStyles; from PickUpLocationStyles interface. Use findLocationModal property from CartFulfillmentMethodSelectorStyles interface instead.

Low risk breaking changes

  • Added the following method to IElasticsearchQueryBuilder interface and implemented it in ElasticsearchQueryBuilder class:

    MakeFieldExistsQuery<T>(string field) where T : class;
    • This method generates a nest (version 5) Elasticsearch field exists query. When searching for content in Elasticsearch (version 5) Autocomplete, this new method checks if the content items are indexed with pageId field and evaluates Spire pages restrictions accordingly.
  • Added PageId property to ISearchContentObject interface and SearchContent class.
    • This property is added to store Spire Page Ids in the indexed Content items and to use this data to evaluate Spire Page restrictions when searching for content in Elasticsearch (version 7.10) Autocomplete.
  • Removed x86 (32bit) WIS.
    • The Commerce Integration Service will now only be released with an x64 installer.
  • Removed obsolete method.
    • IEntityCacheManager.RefreshEntityCache has been obsolete for some time. It was not being called by customer code according to our inspections, and the interface is non-extensible.

Partners/Developers: You can view a cumulative list of breaking changes, including Spire breaking changes, at the bottom of this page. The spreadsheet has two tabs: one for cumulative breaking changes and one for Spire breaking changes.

Database changes and updates

Library changes and updates

No significant changes.

Enhancements and bug fixes

Spire enhancements

  • Added a new Spire widget that allows for placing page breadcrumbs via the CMS.
  • Updated the default CMS content in Spire. The default content now displays breadcrumbs by using the new widget. The default content aligns horizontally when the content is set to full-width display via the style guide.
  • Added Sprout Social as a user agent.
  • Added a tooltip on the My Lists view when the List is shared with all users on a billing account.
  • Made Breadcrumb generation code in Spire extensible.
  • Added the ability to use full-width buttons with the Sign In External Providers widget.

Other enhancements

Bug fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the out of the box Generate Field Translation Records Integration Job sometimes failed in Spire.
  • Fixed an error that prevented payment processing for some users when the LanguageCode was set to a different culture than English in Moneris in Spire.
  • Fixed an issue where new custom properties for customers did not display after saving and reloading the page in Spire.
  • Fixed an issue where some unauthorized user personas saw authorized content in Classic.
  • Fixed an issue where a customer received an error when trying to place an order, resulting in two credit card charges after trying to submit again in Classic.
  • Fixed an issue where the Send List Email Reminder used the global default email address instead of the specific website's default email address.
  • Fixed an issue where customers were redirected to the wrong page after the Change Customer page in Spire.
  • Fixed a timeout error that occurred during some Order Submit jobs.
  • Fixed an issue where the Code Snippet widget was not expandable in Spire.
  • Fixed an issue where the ErpOrderNumber data displayed special characters in the database instead of the order number in Spire.
  • Fixed an issue where selecting the Mobile Specific Image option did not display the mobile logo in Spire.
  • Fixed an issue where the Show Label and Show Icon settings for the SignIn widget did not reflect in the mobile/tablet view in Spire.
  • Fixed an issue where the JobDefinition export failed and showed a ".htm" file instead of ".json" in Spire.
  • Fixed an issue where the InRiver CVL Refresh job skipped the first XML file and only created the second one when processing two XML files with the same set of CVL values in Spire.
  • Fixed an issue where the Rebuild Search Index job failed from the number of languages with a unique record in the Elasticsearch index for each product in Spire.
  • Fixed warnings that appeared in the Application Log about Admin Console JSON classes/references in Spire.
  • Fixed an issue where logging in as a customer that's not the default customer then opening a new tab to log in to the Admin Console resulted in the storefront page changing to the default customer.
  • Fixed an issue where pages set to Sign In Required appeared to anonymous users in search results in Spire.
  • Fixed an issue where the _system folder under UserFiles in the Media Library did not show in Spire.

Other updates

  • Swagger is no longer available for production sites (located at This is not tied to a version and has taken effect for any production deploys on or after 07/27/23. Swagger can still be accessed in sandbox environments at /swagger.

Related Support Articles

Configured Commerce REST APIs

Cumulative breaking changes spreadsheet