As a Magento partner, we’re excited to share some big news with our Magento eCommerce merchants: the latest versions of Security-Only Patch 2.4.0-p1, Magento Commerce 2.3.6 and Magento Commerce 2.4.1 are now available to you!

Magento Commerce version 2.4.1 greatly improves your customers’ experiences and ensures that your sites perform at the highest level of security and reliability. This version of Magento includes the following enhancements, improvements and upgrades:

B2B

This release includes multiple updates that enhance the user experience and increase security. Shoppers can now enjoy personalized shipping methods, faster requisition list creation and enhancements to the approval workflow usability. At the same time, sellers can charge to company credit using payment on the account.

Site-wide analysis tool

This portal is now fully integrated with the Magento Commerce Admin Panel. eCommerce Cloud customers now have real-time access to the site-wide analysis tool dashboard to view their site’s health, performance, functionality and recommendations.

Stay secure and remain compliant

Google CAPTCHA is now used for improved security. SameSite cookie attribute support has also been added.

Faster content creation and improved storefront experience

The Media Gallery now allows bulk image operations, duplicate detection and custom metadata. In addition, as Magento  builds out PWA Studio components and expands GraphQL coverage, they have lowered the cost and time to market for headless storefronts.

2021 Patch schedule updates

Beginning in 2021, supported versions that are no longer the most current minor release line of Magento eCommerce (2.3) will move to security-only updates. All quality updates will now be distributed through the new Magento eCommerce Quality Patch (MQP) tool.

Planning for PHP 7.3 EOS

In December 2021, PHP 7.3 will end its support. Therefore, to ensure compatibility and compliance for the 2.3 release line, Magento will add support for PHP 7.3 to the release of Magento eCommerce 2.3.7 in May 2021. This update will bring change into 2.3.7 that might affect your site and extensions. You will have seven months between the launch of 2.3.7 and EOS for PHP 7.3 to either upgrade to 2.3.7 or 2.4.1. To avoid unwanted interruptions, Magento encourages you to adopt the latest release of Magento eCommerce 2.4.1, which supports PHP 7.3 today.

All of these release packages are available today via composer at repo.magento.com and via account.magento.com. (You still need to use the primary MageID associate with the Magento eCommerce account.)

With these important updates to security and performance, we recommend that you upgrade as soon as possible. This will help ensure that your sites remain secure, compliant and optimized for the highest level of performance. Please let us know if you’d like assistance with implementing these upgrades.

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