Revive Adserver v5.2 released

by | Mar 19, 2021 | Featured, Revive Adserver

revive-adserver-logo-h100pxRevive Adserver v5.2 has been released recently.

The newest release of the Revive Adserver software improves the click tracking functionality, and fixes several bugs and 2 low risk security issues.

The highlights for the new version include:

  • Protocol relative URLs (e.g. “//”) are now recognized as valid destinations when altering HTML banners to add click tracking.
  • Optional custom destinations in HTML banners using the “{clickurl}” macro, and dynamically appending a URL-encoded destination, are now allowed.
    A new click URL validity setting specifies the number of seconds a generated click URL will be accepted and will redirect to the specified destination parameter. We have decided to set the validity window to 10 minutes. Customers with a case for a longer validity window can contact our support team to request a change in the settting.
  • The “ct0” parameter has been reworked and reintroduced. Revive Adserver tags can now be modified so that they can be placed into third party ad servers and have both ad servers track ad clicks.

In addition, several bugs plus 2 low risk security issues have been fixed. Detailed information about this release can be found on the blog post published by the Revive Adserver project.

Following the release of this new version on March 16, we’ve created an upgrade schedule for all dedicated Revive Adserver instances we host for our customers, and for our Aqua Ad Server system.

The plan is to update all of the systems we host to the new version 5.2 of the Revive Adserver software before the middle of April 2021.

Users will be made aware that the system they work in has been updated by a note in the header bar of the ad management console, saying “Now v5.2!” which will link to this blog post.

Revive Adserver Hosting

If you have an existing, self-hosted installation of Revive Adserver, still running an older version, and would like to benefit from our expertise by migrating it to our platform, then have a look at our Dedicated Revive Adserver hosting service. As part of the migration, and at no extra charge, we will upgrade the system to the new version 5.1, and we will keep it up to date afterwards with every new release.

Aqua Ad Server

If you’re not yet using Revive Adserver but would like to do so, then we would like to recommend having a look at our Aqua Ad Server offering. The same easy to use, powerful Revive Adserver software, running on the same platform, and of course with great support.