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Cerb (10.2.6) is a maintenance update released on August 15, 2022. It includes 14 minor features and fixes from community feedback covering the 10.2 update. You can follow these instructions to upgrade.



  • [Automations/Scripting] In automation scripting, added a dns_host_by_ip() function for resolving hostnames from IPs. If a name can’t be resolved for a valid IP, the IP is returned. If an invalid IP is provided, the result is an empty string.

  • [Automations/Scripting] In automation scripting, added a dns_get_record(host,type) function for resolving DNS records by hostname and type. The supported types are: a, aaaa, caa, cname, mx, ns, ptr, soa, srv, txt. This enables workflows like verifying domain ownership via TXT records, validating SPF/DKIM, verifying MX servers, etc.

  • [Automations] In automations, the record.create: action now has an inputs:disable_events@bool: option to avoid triggering events for newly created records. This is particularly useful for import workflows where events like auto-responders and auto-assignment shouldn’t be triggered. Thanks to 1Password for the feature request! [#1351]

  • [Automations] In automations, the record.update: action now has an inputs:disable_events@bool: option to avoid triggering events for updated records.

  • [Automations] In automations, the record.upsert: action now has an inputs:disable_events@bool: option to avoid triggering events for newly created or updated records.


  • [Worklists/Export] When exporting a worklist, worker-based custom fields now provide expanded placeholders (e.g. first/last name, email, location).

  • [Calendars/Data Queries] In data queries, new dictionary keys for ts_range_start and ts_range_end provide the full extents for events that span multiple days. Previously, multiple day events were split into an event per day, which made it difficult for automations to determine if an event ended at midnight or continued into the next day. For instance, an automation might need to send a summary at the end of worker shifts.

  • [Automations/Developers] In automations, the key: parameter of the var.unset: action now accepts either a string or an array. The latter allows unsetting multiple variables at once.

  • [Automations/Editor/UX] In the automation editor, in the ‘Run’ section, the Simulate/Execute toggle is now underlined to make it more obvious.

  • [Automations/Editor/UX] In the automation editor, the ‘Indents may not use tabs’ error now provides the offending line number.

  • [Automations/Scripting] In automation scripting, the |split_crlf() filter has options for keep_blanks and trim_lines. The options default to false and true respectively, and were previously hardcoded.

  • [Connected Services/LDAP] When configuring an LDAP connected service, an explicit ‘Encryption’ option is now available. This can be set to: Automatic (based on port), TLS (StartTLS on port 389), SSL (implied SSL on port 636), or Disabled (plaintext auth). This makes it possible to use TLS on non-standard ports, and to disable TLS on a private network, or during development. Previously, TLS was always enabled on port 389 and SSL was always enabled on port 636.


  • [Connected Services] On ‘bearer token’ connected services, the token field may now contain up to 4,096 characters. Previously this was limited to a mere 255 characters.

  • [Automations] Fixed an issue in automation validation for inputs:text:type_options:.