Magento, an Adobe Company recently released version 2.4.0 of Magento Commerce and Magento Open Source for general availability. The new Magento 2.4.0 comes with over 100 new fixes to the core code, 30 security enhancements, and by default enablement of two-factor authentication in the Admin.
Let’s have a look at the highlights of this release:
Two-factor authentication (2FA)
2FA is now enabled by default and can’t be disabled. This authentication will make it harder for malicious users to access the Admin without authorization.
Magento 2.4.0 introduces support for PHP 7.4, Elasticsearch 7.6.x, and MySQL 8.0.
The Magento 2.4 release contains enhancements to core quality and modules, including Catalog, Customer Account, CMS, B2B, Import, Cart and Checkout.
Magento 2.4 introduces a new way of invalidating customer sections data to avoid a known local storage issue while section.xml invalidations are active. Also, with multiple optimizations to Redis performance, Magento 2.4 will minimize the number of queries to Redis – performed on each Magento request.
Magento Functional Testing Framework
MFTFv3.0.0 will allow creating custom actions beyond the test framework, nested assertion syntax, sub-folder in test modules, schema updates for test entities, and static check to check and report references.
New Media Gallery
Magento 2.4 Media Gallery will offer a new, searchable interface to search, filter, and sort images up to 30x faster. Merchants can also use this new media tool for evaluating storefront image usage.
Adobe Stock Integration v2.0
Merchants will now be able to find any Adobe Stock preview image in their Media Gallery. This will reduce the number of steps required for licensing any stock preview image.
Every Magento release is intended to make your e-commerce more secure and perform better. Upgrade your Magento store to Magento 2.4.0 offer more intuitive user experience and increase your e-commerce sales.