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Magento 2.4: Release Notes

Magento 2.4: Release Notes

Magento 2.4: Release Notes

Magento Open Source 2.4.0 introduces support for PHP 7.4, Elastic search 7.6.x, and MySQL 8.0. Substantial security changes include the enablement of two-factor authentication in the Admin by default

With this release, the Authorize.Net and Braintree payment method integrations have been removed from core code. Merchants should migrate to the official extensions that are available on the Magento Marketplace.

This release includes all the improvements to core quality that were included in Magento 2.3.5-p1, over 100 new fixes to core code, and 30 security enhancements. It includes the resolution of 226 GitHub issues by Magento community members. These community contributions range from minor clean-up of core code to significant enhancements in Inventory Management and GraphQL.

Minor releases bring substantial code enhancements. Before upgrading to Magento 2.4.0, confirm that your environment meets the minimal technical stack requirements.

Below is the list of main features of Magento 2.4.0

Security-only patch available

Magento merchants are capable of installing the time-sensitive security fixes without applying the functional fixes and enhancements. As per the release notes 2.3.5-p1 is the security-only patch for fixing all the vulnerabilities detected in the last quarterly release.

Substantial security enhancements
  • Magento 2.4 release involves more than 30 security fixes and platform security improvements.
  • Mandatory 2FA for all the Magento Admin Account.
  • By default enabled the Template filter strict mode.
  • By default disabled the Data rendering for UI data providers.
  • Advanced Support for new security.txt file
Platform upgrades
  • PHP 7.4 support introduced and PHP 7.1 and 7.2 deprecated.
  • Provided support for PHPUnit 9.x and deprecation of PHPUnit 6.5
  • Provided support of Elasticsearch 7.6.x.
  • Provided support of MySQL 8.0.
  • Eliminated MySQL catalogue search engine
  • Provided support of Maria DB 10.4.
  • Migration of dependencies on Zend Framework
  • Eliminated the core integration of the Signifyd fraud protection code
  • Eliminated the core Braintree module from the codebase
Infrastructure improvements
  • Elimination of core integration of third-party payment methods
  • PayPal JavaScript SDK upgrade.
  • Elimination of the Web Setup Wizard
  • Composer update plugin
  • Applied Seller-assisted shopping.
Performance improvements
  • Enhancements to customer data section invalidation logic
  • Multiple optimizations to Redis performance
  • Upgraded caching of results of SQL queries to inventory tables
GraphQL

This enhancement involves:

  • Support query pickup Locations for inventory in-store pickup functionality.
  • Query categories & category List for getting the list of categories and in support of pagination
  • Query reorders Items permits the customer to reorder the previous order into the cart.
Other Major Highlights of Magento 2.4: Content Credits :

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August 28, 2020
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