Now that ColdFusion 10 is officially released I wanted to update my previous blog post about ColdFusion 10 Installation. I completely uninstalled the beta versions and went to installing the official release. There were a couple changes that I noticed from the first public beta to the final release. One nice change was that requiring an insanely secure password for the Developer Edition has gone away. I do hope that with a serial number the strong password is still required.
The only other new installation item I saw was the new option for Enable Secure Profile. This installation option like you instantly choose between a local developer installation and a production installation. When you enable secure profile you are automatically disabling a few things by default, these are RDS, debugging, directory browsing and you have the option to limit ColdFusion Administrator access to one or more IP addresses. This is a really nice feature for someone that has to install production servers a regular basis. I hope this leads to more secure ColdFusion installations everywhere.