This release of the Python agent is a hotfix release to prevent proxy credentials set in the agent configuration file from being transmitted to New Relic.
For a list of known issues with the Python agent see Status of the Python agent.
- Previously, the agent stripped the
proxy_passsettings when it transmitted configuration settings to New Relic, so as not to expose credentials. However, the
proxy_hostsetting was transmitted unaltered, even if it was a URI containing a username and/or password. With this release, proxy usernames and passwords specified in a URI in the
proxy_hostsetting are obfuscated before being transmitted. In addition, the
proxy_passsettings are obfuscated, and are also transmitted.