Current Status

Application:Healthy ✅
Jobs Processing:Healthy ✅
Email Delivery:Healthy ✅

System Updates

❌ Server Maintenance (Hosting Provider) – May 8, 2024

14:15 EDT – Application is offline due to hosting provider server maintenance. ETA 30 minutes.

15:44 – Application service restored. Total downtime was approximately 90 minutes.

System Outage (Hosting Provider) – April 27, 2024

5:34 pm (US Eastern) System monitoring and internal testing indicates the primary Review Star application server is offline. We are working with our hosting provider to identify and resolve the issue. Application and jobs processing are both affected.

7:11 pm (US Eastern) System monitoring and internal testing indicates all systems are functioning normally.

Release 2.12.2 – February 17, 2024

  • Update pricing configuration
  • Deploy ‘release’ branch

Release 2.12.1 – February 11, 2024

  • Add robots.txt and security.txt
  • Add function to create form archive by tag
  • Add function to remove old form archives

Release 2.12.0 – January 28, 2024

  • Improved customization of submission list for Admins

Release 2.11.1 – January 13, 2024

  • UI refinements in admin and reviewer interfaces
  • Remove public view for Placements

Release 2.11.0 – January 11, 2024

  • Add customization of reviewer interface
  • Add domain block list for account and user signups

Release 2.10.3 – December 18, 2023

  • Fix problem with deleting submissions and thumbnails

Release 2.10.2 – November 19, 2023

  • Updates to simplify reviewer scoring and navigation
  • Replace google fonts with local
  • Dependency audit
  • Fix problem with creation of duplicate default forms
  • Updates to zip thumbnails

Release 2.10.1 – October 15, 2023

Successful release of image thumbnail and display updates.

  • Generate thumbnails for all image uploads
  • Thumbnail display in admin, review, and submitter interfaces
  • Configurable reviewer interface
  • Minor text and label adjustments

System Outage (Application) – October 10, 2023

First attempt at deploying image thumbnail and display updates (Release 2.10.0) failed due to small but important differences in production environment CPU type and production database configuration.

  • 21:05 EDT – External monitoring reported system outage
  • 22:23 EDT – Review Star application and jobs processing restored.

Total downtime was approximately 1 hour 20 minutes during troubleshooting, triage, and rollback to v2.9.3 .

Release 2.9.3 – July 18, 2023

  • Library and security updates
  • Update to prevent duplicate tags
  • Update subscription pricing
  • Include ‘replyTo’ field on form copy

System Outage (Hosting Provider) – July 5, 2023

The Review Star application hosting provider experienced a failure of both primary and secondary power sources, impacting all of their customers. This impacts all Review Star services and customers. The hosting provider’s crews were working to restore power and provide updates.

  • 07:25 EDT – External monitoring reported system outage
  • 11:30 EDT – Review Star application and jobs processing remain offline due to hosting provider outage.
  • 13:30 EDT – Review Star application and jobs processing remain offline.
  • 22:30 EDT – Hosting services partially restored, however Review Star application and jobs processing remain offline pending full restoration of services. We will continue monitoring the situation and provide updates as soon as they are available.
  • July 6 09:00 EDT – Review Star application and jobs processing restored.

Our total downtime due to hosting provider issues was approximately 25.5 hours. We are assessing options for improving application resiliency in case of future hosting provider issues.

Release 2.9.2 (b) – April 19, 2023

  • Fix TLS certificate chain configuration, to better support older systems and browsers

Release 2.9.2 – March 19, 2023

  • Form archive cleanup job
  • Updated instructions on reviewer add screen
  • Updates to super admin UI

Release 2.9.1 – March 4, 2023

  • Updates to supporting libraries
  • Fix for large archive file transfer
  • Prevent deletion of an account’s only form

Release 2.9.0b – February 26, 2023

  • Update selection options for auto-tag workflow
  • Pre-configure form and other core data on new account creation

Release 2.9.0a – February 25, 2023

Several significant feature improvements, including:

  • Add scheduled open and close for forms
  • Expanded auto-assign workflow
  • Expanded auto-tag workflow
  • Email activity view and UI cleanup for system admin
  • Move all remote lib calls to local
  • Add submission date to assignment matrix view

Release 2.8.0 – January 26, 2023

  • Upgrade core modules including data access layer
  • Library security updates

Release 2.7.10 – January 18, 2023

  • Improve admin UI on new accounts when no form has been created
  • Rename External Posting to Webhooks

Release 2.7.9 – January 11, 2023

  • Fix for review screen alert and permission issues

Release 2.7.8 – January 10, 2023

  • Update screen headers, controls, and control styles to improve UI consistency

Release 2.7.7 – January 9, 2023

  • Refinements to table layouts and link titles
  • Refinements to UI buttons and instructional text

Release 2.7.6 – January 8, 2023

  • Fix for select-all in Assignment interface
  • Remove notification sounds

Release 2.7.5 – January 7, 2023

  • Fix for selection interface when no forms are defined
  • Update single-reviewer message send to use batch
  • Update wording of some system messages
  • Add Powered By message to submitter, reviewer, and admin email footers

Release 2.7.3 – November 3, 2022

  • Updates to configuration for new production environment
  • Migration to new hosting environment

Release 2.6.1 – August 2, 2022

  • This release addresses a submission data handling issue related to certain field names.

Release 2.6.0 – July 3, 2022

Lots of security updates in this one, including:

  • Updated cookie security
  • Added email and IP checks and limits across various functions
  • Updated limits for failed logins
  • Increased minimum password length

Release 2.5.1 – June 13, 2022

  • More granular field audit handling
  • Update pipe and comma handling in submission data export
  • Label change on review tab (status -> reviewers)
  • Relocate message send UI throughout admin

Release 2.4.2 – April 25, 2022

  • Add capability for copying a form field group and its nested fields
  • Update support phone #
  • Bug fix for follow-up form preview

Release 2.4.1 – March 6, 2022

  • Fix tag color display in assignment list
  • Fix tag delete UI
  • Security updates
  • Adjustments to file storage cleanup
  • Update cookie samesite policy config
  • Added next/previous navigation
  • Improve email change handling

(Older release data is archived, and available upon request.)