Auto-updating the Control Center user interface¶
The Auto-update feature enables access to the most current version of the Control Center user interface (UI) within a minor release. The feature provides a more frequent cadence of releases for Control Center between patch releases. Updates can include security enhancements, minor features, and bug fixes. The feature does not update the UI between minor or major release versions, such as from 5.4 to 5.5; or from 5.4 to 6.0 respectively. The feature is available from Confluent Platform version 5.4 and later.
When the feature is enabled and an update is detected as available, a banner message instructs you to refresh your browser to access the updated UI. You can click the Refresh button on the Control Center Updates page, use the browser UI refresh controls, or use the command keys for your OS, such as Mac command + R.
The feature is disabled by default.
Advantages of enabling Auto-update:
- All Control Center users are accessing the same version of the UI. The feature is enabled installation-wide for an instance.
- Users have access to the most current version of Control Center. There is no waiting for a packaged Confluent Platform update.
For Control Center 5.4.1 and earlier, if RBAC is enabled, the Auto-update feature cannot be used.
Enabling auto-updates UI¶
In the appropriate
control-center.propertiesfile for your environment, uncomment (remove the hash
Restart Control Center and pass in the appropriate properties file.
To disable the feature, set the option to false or comment it out again and restart Control Center.
For more information about restarting Control Center and passing in its properties files, see Control Center properties files.
Viewing UI updates status¶
The Updates page provides:
- Whether the Auto-update feature is enabled or disabled.
- Status on the current user interface version you are using.
- A Refresh button when an update is available.
- Embedded release notes for the version updates. You can also view the interim release notes for Control Center UI Auto-updates, which will contain all interim releases listed by their version number.
From the Administration menu, click Status & settings.
Click the Updates tab.
A status message that indicates you are not using the most current UI version can occur under the following circumstances:
- Your internet connection is down.
- Your organization does not allow outside internet access.
- No access to the Confluent CDN (Content Delivery Network).
Supported client browsers
must have access to all subdomains of
- No access to Launch Darkly that
manages certain Confluent features. Supported client
browsers must have access to all subdomains of
If your personal internet connection is down, contact your Internet Service Provider.
If your organization’s internet connection is down, or you require external internet access from behind a firewall, contact your system administrator.
If your organization’s security policies prohibit external internet access, you cannot use the auto-update feature for interim releases. The auto-update features will become available in the packaged releases.
If your internet connection is up, and you do not have current UI access, the Confluent CDN or Launch Darkly connections for Confluent could be down. Contact Confluent Support for assistance.