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The first feature release of the 5.8 series of NAV is now out!

The source code is available for download at GitHub.

New packages for Debian 10 (Buster) and 11 (Bullseye) are available in our APT repository as usual. We haven’t started building packages for Debian 12 (Bookworm) yet, but hope to do so by the end of 2023.

Please be extra aware of config file changes. Look out for *.dpkg-dist files in /etc/nav and make sure to update your running config.


  • Initial SNMPv3 support added to most parts of NAV
    • Add an SNMPv3 management profile type (#2693, #2699)
    • Add SNMPv3 session support to the synchronous SNMP libraries used by most parts of NAV except ipdevpoll (#2700, #2710)
    • Add SNMPv3 reachability tests in SeedDB IP Device registration forms (#2704, #2734, #2727, #2730)
    • Add SNMPv3 support to Portadmin (#2712, #2731)
    • Add SNMPv3 support to navsnmp command line program (#2724, #2725)
    • Add SNMPv3 support to Arnold (#2726, #2733)
    • Add SNMPv3 session support to ipdevpoll’s asynchronous SNMP libraries (#2736, #2743)
    • Add SNMPv3 support tonavoidverify and naventity command line programs (#2747, #2748)
  • Power-over-Ethernet configuration support for Cisco and Juniper equipment in PortAdmin (#2632, #2633, #2666, #2635, #2759)
  • Extract VLAN association from router port names on Checkpoint firewalls (#2684, #2701)
  • Add link to our GitHub discussion forums in “Getting help” documentation (#2746)
  • Add subcommand to navuser command line program for deleting users (#2705)
  • Add toggle in webfront.conf for automatic creation of remote users (#2698, #2707)
  • Add proper documentation index page for all howto guides (#2716)

Developer-centric additions

  • Add tests for overview of alert profiles page (#2741)
  • Add make rule for cleaning doc directory (#2717)
  • Add an snmpd service container for SNMPv3 comms testing (#2697)


  • Improve validation of maintenance form input in order to avoid unintentional crash reports (#2757)
  • Handle invalid alert profile ID form input without crashing (#2756)
  • Prevent crash errors in esoteric situations where multiple dashboards have been erroneously marked as a user’s default dashboard (#2680)
  • Fix broken navoidverify command on Linux (#2737)
  • Several regressions related to input validation in Alert Profiles were fixed:
    • Fix regression that prevented filter groups from being deleted from an alert profile (#2729)
    • Fix regression that prevented activation/deactivation of alert profiles (#2732)
    • Fix form validation with “equal” and “in” operators for adding expression with group to filter (#2750)
    • Add more expression operator tests for alert profiles and fix cleaning in ExpressionForm (#2752)

Developer-centric fixes

  • Restructure alert profile tests (#2739)


  • Allow write-enabled SNMP profiles to be used for reading when device has no read-only SNMP profiles (#2735, #2751)
  • Improved howto guide for setting up remote user authentication using mod_auth_oidc (#2708)

Developer-centric changes

  • Refactored web authentication code in preparation for future changes to authentication flow (#2706)


Developer-centric removals

  • Remove remaining uses of Netbox.snmp_version (#2522)
  • Remove unused function snmp_parameter_factory (#2753)
  • Remove deprecated Netbox SNMP properties (#2754, #2761)

Release notes

We always advise you to have a look at NAV’s accompanying release notes before upgrading.

Happy NAVing everyone!