- February 2020 Security Releases - NodeJS Blog
- NodeJS Security Maintenance Initial Announcement
- Feb 7th 2020 - Appflow Maintenance Notice
[COMPLETED] Appflow Maintenance
- Products Affected: Ionic Appflow Build Environments
The Appflow Build Environments have been updated to the latest Node 10.19.0. Please check your other environments and ensure your builds are running correctly.
The team will be adding a post to the Appflow Build Environments page with specific version details within the next 24-48 hours.
The NodeJS team has announced important upcoming security patches for Node versions 10.X, 12.X and 13.X. The specific details have not been publicly announced, but out of an abundance of caution, the Ionic Appflow team is encouraging users of Node / npm to update to the security patched versions once they are available (as per the blog post above).
What do I need to do to ensure my Appflow builds keep working?
The Appflow team will work to ensure that the Node upgrade in the Appflow build environments goes as smoothly as possible with little-to-no downtime for customers.
There is no specific action required from customers at this time, other than to make note of the upcoming changes and plan for temporary build failures / maintenance outages on February 10th.
Once the maintenance has been completed, we will post an update to the Appflow Build Environment section in the KB with the updated versions of Node (and any other build environment variables that may have changed).
What do I need to do to update my local environment?
NOTE: The Ionic team does not support or troubleshoot local Node/npm installation issues.
The Ionic team encourages uses to update to the latest LTS Node version their project supports - for most users, that is Node 12.X or Node 10.X. Both versions will be supported until 2021 or beyond.
If you are still using Node 8, it is strongly recommended that you update to Node 10 or Node 12 to receive the security patches mentioned in the above post, along with the benefits of the newer versions of Node.