Calpendo Activity Recorder Release Notes

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CAR Description

The Calpendo Activity Recorder (CAR) is a Windows native program that runs on Windows XP through to Windows 10. It keeps track of users and the programs they are running (if desired) and sends the information to Calpendo so that Calpendo can know who is using the PC and for how long.

In order for this to work, Calpendo must be able to identify the user. This can be done by choosing how CAR will authenticate the user. Your options are:

Regardless of the means of identifying the user for a particular PC, once CAR knows who the user is, that information is then sent to Calpendo to be authorised to use the PC. If authorisation is denied, then the user will be told.

Further, if CAR is configured to watch particular processes on the PC, then when the user is unauthorisation, should any of those configured processes be found to be running, CAR will kill or close them, or warn the user about their use.

Calpendo will also be notified with regular pings about which of the configured processes are running.

There's a final notification sent to Calpendo when a user logs out.

In this way, Calpendo can work out who was using an instrument connected to a PC, and for how long. If the regular pings stop coming, then it means Calpendo can notice the lack of messages and send a warning that the PC is potentially down. If the PC does die for some reason, then Calpendo will still have all the data from those regular pings so that it knows who was using the instrument and for how long, up to the time when the PC died.

Updates

CAR 1.0 - April 13, 2018

First release

CAR 1.1 - April 17, 2018

Changes

CAR 1.2 - April 14, 2018

Changes

Bug Fixes

CAR 1.3 - May 18, 2018

Changes

Bug Fixes

CAR 1.4 - May 21, 2018

Changes

Bug Fixes

CAR 1.5 - May 25, 2018

Changes

Bug Fixes

CAR 1.6 - June 13, 2018

Changes

Bug Fixes

CAR 1.7 - August 13, 2018

Changes