Upgrade from 2.0.0 to 2.0.1¶
If you have not migrated your servers to Ubuntu 20.04 yet, you must do so at the earliest opportunity. Servers running on Ubuntu 16.04 no longer receive operating system or SecureDrop software updates at this point.
Updating Servers to SecureDrop 2.0.1¶
Servers running Ubuntu 20.04 will be updated to the latest version of SecureDrop automatically within 24 hours of the release.
Updating Workstations to SecureDrop 2.0.1¶
If you encounter errors with the graphical updater, perform a manual update. This will ensure that you have imported the new SecureDrop release signing key.
Using the graphical updater¶
On the next boot of your SecureDrop Journalist and Admin Workstations, the SecureDrop Workstation Updater will alert you to workstation updates. You must have configured an administrator password on the Tails welcome screen in order to use the graphical updater.
Perform the update to 2.0.1 by clicking “Update Now”:
Performing a manual update¶
If the graphical updater fails and you want to perform a manual update instead,
first delete the graphical updater’s temporary flag file, if it exists (the
securedrop is not a typo):
This will prevent the graphical updater from attempting to re-apply the failed update and has no bearing on future updates. You can now perform a manual update by running the following commands:
cd ~/Persistent/securedrop git fetch --tags gpg --keyserver hkps://keys.openpgp.org --recv-key \ "2359 E653 8C06 13E6 5295 5E6C 188E DD3B 7B22 E6A3" git tag -v 2.0.1
The output should include the following two lines:
gpg: using RSA key 2359E6538C0613E652955E6C188EDD3B7B22E6A3 gpg: Good signature from "SecureDrop Release Signing Key <email@example.com>" [unknown]
Please verify that each character of the fingerprint above matches what is on the screen of your workstation. If it does, you can check out the new release:
git checkout 2.0.1
Finally, run the following commands:
./securedrop-admin setup ./securedrop-admin tailsconfig
Check the version of Tails on your Admin and Journalist Workstations (Applications ▸ Tails ▸ About Tails). If your workstations are running Tails version 4.14 or earlier, you will not receive an update notification due to a bug. Perform a manual update, or reinstate automatic updates by following the steps in the Tails advisory.
If you are running Tails 4.15 or later, follow the graphical prompts to update to the latest version.
Should you require further support with your SecureDrop installation, we are happy to help!
- Community support is available at https://forum.securedrop.org
- If you are already a member of our support portal, please don’t hesitate to open a ticket there. If you would like to request access, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org (GPG encrypted). Note that your ticket will be visible to all support portal users at your organization; if this is a concern, reach out by email to the above address or to a staff member directly.
- The Freedom of the Press Foundation offers training and priority support services. See https://securedrop.org/priority-support/ for more information.