Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that they will soon disable TLS 1.0 and 1.1internet security protocol in Windows; you can read more about this change here.
The Security Update for Archicad 22-25 and License Manager Tool addresses earlier versions, which still use TLS 1.0. It updates Archicad 22 – Archicad 25 Update 3 and License Manager Tool to TLS 1.2 to ensure your software's continued security and functionality.
Archicad 25 Update 4 and newer already use TLS 1.2. If this or a newer version is installed, the License Manager Tool is also current.
This change impacts only our Windows users, so no action is required from users on macOS.
Although Microsoft did not announce the date of the deprecation of the old protocols, we estimate that the users will have one to two months to install the update after its release without experiencing any issues.
The security updatehas one global installerthat updates all Archicad 22 – Archicad 25 Update 3 versions, localizations, and License Manager Tool. If you have several affected Archicad versions on your computer, you will need to run the update only once.
Download the update here. The installer is also available in the Updates section of our website.
The Archicad 22 – Archicad 25 Update 3 users who enabled the automatic Check for Updates feature will be notified about this release.
Below, please see the list of functions that will not work after the TLS 1.0 and 1.1 deprecation if the update is not installed.
Functions that will not work after the deprecation of the old TLS protocols
The validation of the Registration Number is unsuccessful:
In addition, no results are available from the Object Portal when searching for an object within the Object Tool Settings, so the object cannot be downloaded and embedded from the web. The Warning icon informs about the problem; hovering over it brings up the same error message as when validating the registration number.
Surveys cannot be downloaded, and results cannot be uploaded
If Online Help is available, clicking on any UI element's Archicad Help or Help menu will redirect the user to Offline Help instead of Online Help.
If the Offline Help is not downloaded, then after clicking on the Archicad Help, a web page notifies the user about an internet access issue. There is a redirect link on the page to download the Offline Help.
While Archicad 25 Update 4 and newer already use TLS 1.2, it is important to highlight that Archicad 21 and earlier will not be updated, and the functions mentioned above will not work in these versions after the deprecation of the old TLS protocols.