Snipe-IT v5 Update – Plus a New Training Video


This is just a quick update on where we’re at with v5 of Snipe-IT. We’re currently 37% complete with our milestone tasks and getting closer every day. That leaves us with just 22 open issues until a release is in sight!

Our current tentative milestone goal is September 15, which is just under a month away!

IMPORTANT: This version of Snipe-IT requires PHP 7.1.3 or greater.

Changes Completed


  • Added attempted logins admin screen
  • Added better support for NFC/RFID/Barcode scanners in select boxes
  • Added ability to trigger password reset emails for users
  • Added Raspbian 9.4 to installer
  • Added department to user import
  • Added php version check to upgrade.php
  • Added check for minimum PHP version in setup


  • Fixed #6004 – set a default next_audit_date if none provided
  • Fixed #6011 – use correct file created at date
  • Limit width of title logo so it doesn’t break with long names
  • Fixed #6013 – add accessory checkout notes to detail page
  • Fixed #5964 – Group IDs can be now be passed to user creation API
  • Fixed bug where checkout right-side menu would display assets checked out to non-users with the same ID
  • Fixed DBAL issue affecting MariaDB 10.2.7 or greater
  • Fixed #6029 – Model number not appearing in checkin/checkout emails
  • Fixes #6016 – Check for an existing username before getting creative
  • Fixed – Only allow activated users to reset their password
  • Fixed – Set activated checkbox to 1 by default on new user
  • Fixed #6082 – don’t show expected checkin in email if none given

Documentation Additions

Introducing our first training video!

Folks have been asking for more in-depth training than just the user’s manual, and we’re answering the call. Behold, our first of what will hopefully be many more Snipe-IT user training videos.

Snipe-IT is a pretty complex application, so it will take us a while to cover everything (especially since we add new features all the time), but we’re pleased to present you with an in-depth “Turbo Tutorial” that walks you through how custom fields and custom fieldsets wotk in Snipe-IT.

Snipe-IT Custom Fields Tutorial

We hope you enjoy it!

About the author

A. Gianotto

Alison is the founder and CEO of Grokability, Inc, the company that makes the open source product Snipe-IT.

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