Magento 2.4.5 is about to be released for general availability! On August 9, 2022, Magento 2.4.5 will be finally released for both Adobe Commerce and Magento Open Source. It comes with new features and a security patch.
As Adobe partners, we had a chance to check it out already, and we are here to report on the changes the update will bring.
In this article, we’ll go over the main features of this update, and what they mean for the developers and the store owners.
Let’s get started!
If you are in a rush, here are the main changes of the upcoming update:
Security was one of the key features of the update. According to the official DevDocs, this release contains 20 security fixes and improvements. Here are some of them:
Adobe mentioned they have found some potential vulnerabilities that can be exploited to get access to customer information or take over administrator sessions. They have been fixed without any known attacks related to them occurring.
However, all of these vulnerabilities can be exploited only if the attacker gets access to the Admin. For that reason, if you are an owner of a store running on Magento, it is advised to make sure your Admin is properly protected with:
As always, Adobe had been working to make the shopping experience comfortable for everyone. This time, accessibility updates include:
This release has introduced new improvements to GraphQL. Here are some of them:
If you are a store owner, this part will probably be more interesting to you, compared to the previous ones.
In this release, Apple Pay is officially added as a new payment option. This is a highly secured payment option, as it doesn’t require shoppers to enter credit or debit card details into your store.
There are also some changes to PayPal and Braintree:
If you want to know what changes come with PWA Studio v. 12.5.x, check this official documentation.
This update has fixed hundreds of issues of the core code that were reported previously. It would take time to name all of them here, so if you want to see a full list, head here, and check the Fixed Issues section.
As always, due to differences in features, Magento Open Source 2.4.5 and Adobe Commerce 2.4.5 are slightly different. This article talked about the changes available on both platforms, but if you want to read specifically about Adobe Commerce, head here.
If you wish to know more about the upcoming release, check out the Magento 2.4.5 release notes here:
If you haven’t upgraded your Magento 2.x store to the newest version, or still using Magento 1, it’s time for an update! Read more about how we can help you here.