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Article ID: 121392, created on Apr 30, 2014, last review on May 14, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Business Automation 5.5

Parallels Business Automation (PBA) 5.5.5 Release Notes

Important: Parallels Operations Automation (POA) 5.5 Update 2 is required to be installed.

New Features

  • Quick Login to Control Panel
  • Promotion Code is Validated before Order is Placed
  • API Method to Display List of Subscriptions per Customer

Fixed Issues

Public API

PBA-55777 The SkipStringTag is ignored by xmlrpcd.
PBA-55601 An account attributes cannot be updated via the UpdateObjAttrList_API method if there a unique optional attribute exists.
PBA-55458 The configure.pl script does not create startup script for xmlrpcd_auth.
PBA-54296 The batch processing mode does not work in XML RPC.
PBA-53362 The empty value is not accepted in the API i4 parameter.


PBA-55116 The downloaded file for the SEPA payments does not have the .xml extension.
PBA-55880 SEPA plug-in should support the character set used for SEPA xml files.
PBA-53212 The PayPal Express plug-in is missing in the list of available plug-ins in the PBA installation wizard.


PBA-55471 The KickSleepingOrders query runs too long.
PBA-55360 The "Up-sales" tab is absent for the Domain Registration service plans.
PBA-55257 On the second cancellation of the subscription both setup and recurring fees are refunded, but only recurring fee should be refunded in this case.
PBA-55007 The ORDERS_VIEW role allows resubmitting orders.
PBA-54802 No limit notification should be sent to customers in case of some limit notification attached to the composite resource.
PBA-54728 The domain subscription in POA is not disabled, if it has been canceled and stopped in PBA.
PBA-54463 The cancellation fee description becomes incorrect after upgrade to PBA 5.5.
PBA-54037 A provisioning item can be added to an order after the order completion.

Control Panel

PBA-55892 User management is not possible under a reseller customer with the privilege MANAGE_OWN_ACCTINFO_C.
PBA-55146 The number of orders is not always updated on the Order queue tab title.
PBA-53819 The Resource tab is not available for a subscription with the Resource included to Resource Category while provisioning is not started.
PBA-53718 When adding a Role to other role as Included Role and follow by it's link, then the "parent" role is displayed.
PBA-53479 The hints about the password requirements and the password strength are not translated in RU locale.


PBA-55420 The .de and .at domains are renewed incorrectly via OpenSRS.
PBA-54365 According to WebNIC, local customers should submit an individual as the administrative contact when registering the .sg domains.

Online Store

PBA-55405 The empty redirect link blocks the Online Store synchronization.
PBA-51526 The service plans priority is ignored in Plans Comparison chart in store.


PBA-39469 The value of the "DATE" additional parameter is shown incorrectly in the control panel.


PBA-54697 Obsolete message in the response of the GetSubscrTerminateDate_API method.
PBA-53210 The SubscriptionDetailsGetEx_API method returns two extra parameters: BillingPeriodType and BillingPeriod.


PBA-55969 When an order that contains a refund is placed one month, but processed next month, there will be two VAT invoices generated for the same period.
PBA-55961 After switching of a service plan, the realizations for an old service plan are exported with the new plan subscription name.
PBA-55809 The Revenue Recognition Report generation takes to long.
PBA-55768 The date is shown as a timestamp in an order attributes.
PBA-55628 The Before Expiration notification schedules do not work under certain conditions.
PBA-55358 The feature replacements are not initialized correctly, and as a result licenses become out of sync.
PBA-55214 The SendSubscriptionNotificationForUser_API method does not replace the standard account placeholders.
PBA-55188 The Limit Notification is not sent for Measurable resource rates.
PBA-55110 The error occurs when setting 'Max attempts' to zero for 'Creation Completed' Event Handlers.
PBA-54743 The broken link in the Kayako 4.57 notification e-mail.
PBA-54497 Invalid e-mail message may block all PBA mail processing.
PBA-54496 It is possible to force PBA to generate an empty notification and break e- mail processing.
PBA-54916 The Search fields are not highlighted after the search sample is entered.


A number of security issues were fixed.

Installation Instructions

New Installations

Linux: http://download.pa.parallels.com/pba/5.5/doc/pdf/Deployment_Guides/pba_5.5_for_linux_deployment_guide.pdf

Windows: http://download.pa.parallels.com/pba/5.5/doc/pdf/Deployment_Guides/pba_5.5_for_windows_deployment_guide.pdf


Linux: http://download.pa.parallels.com/pba/5.5/doc/pdf/Deployment_Guides/PBA_5_5_for_Linux_Update_Guide.pdf

Windows: http://download.pa.parallels.com/pba/5.5/doc/pdf/Deployment_Guides/pba_5.5_for_windows_upgrade_guide.pdf

Installation files

RHEL6/Centos6 - 64-bit

App: http://download.pa.parallels.com/pba/5.5/5.5.5-update5/el6/pba-installer-5.5.5-057.el6.x86_64.sh

Store: http://download.pa.parallels.com/pba/5.5/5.5.5-update5/el6/pba-templatestore-installer-5.5.5-057.el6.x86_64.sh

DB: http://download.pa.parallels.com/pba/5.5/5.5.5-update5/el6/pba-db-installer-5.5.5-057.el6.x86_64.sh

SDK: http://download.pa.parallels.com/pba/5.5/5.5.5-update5/el6/pba-sdk-installer-5.5.5-057.el6.x86_64.sh

Windows 2008R2 - 64-bit

App: http://download.pa.parallels.com/pba/5.5/5.5.5-update5/win64/pba-installer-5.5.5-057.x86_64.exe

Store: http://download.pa.parallels.com/pba/5.5/5.5.5-update5/win64/bm-templatestore-5.5.5-057.x86_64.msi

Additional Information

  1. PBA will require a restart during the update.
  2. During the upgrade, all PBA packages will be upgraded to newer versions. If a backup is made with a server/VPS restart, then the private key for credit card encryption needs to be reloaded.
  3. Additional documentation can be found here: http://download.pa.parallels.com/pba/5.5/

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