Crowd 1.4 Release Notes
8 May 2008The Atlassian Crowd team is proud to release Crowd 1.4.
Crowd 1.4 supports nested groups in LDAP directories. This means a group can now be a member of another group, making management of permissions much easier. For example, a Crowd-integrated Confluence or JIRA site will see users in sub-groups as members of the parent group.
The new Self-Service Console gives you the option to allow any authorized Crowd user to update their own user profile and password and to view their authorization details.
There's a new directory connector for Novell eDirectory. Crowd also supports read-only connections to an LDAP directory using the Posix schema. This is useful if you have a Unix installation and want to integrate it with an LDAP directory.
For the development community, a new plugin framework supports customized event listeners and password encoders.
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Highlights of Crowd 1.4
- In your LDAP directory, you can assign a group as a member of another group.
- In Crowd, you can map any group to an application, including a group which contains other groups. Currently, nested groups are supported for LDAP directory connectors only.
- For example, you might have two LDAP groups: 'engineering-group' and 'payroll-group'. Now you want to allow all members of those groups to access your Confluence wiki. You can create a group called 'confluence-users', mapped to the Confluence application, with members 'engineering-group', 'payroll-group' and any other groups and users. Crowd will allow members of those groups and sub-groups to log in to Confluence. When Confluence requests a list of the users in the 'confluence-users' group, Crowd will present all users in the group plus all users in its sub-groups.
- Good news for our Confluence, JIRA and other Atlassian customers — this feature satisfies your requests for nested groups in those products too.
- Take a look at our documentation.
- Crowd users, including non-administrators, can log in to Crowd.
- Change or reset your own password.
- Update your user profile.
- View your group and role membership.
- See a list of the applications you can log in to.
- The new Crowd User Guide explains the ins and outs.
Posix Support for LDAP Directories
- For our development community, the new plugin framework supports customized event listeners and password encoders.
- For example, you might decide to write your own event listener to audit failed Crowd authentication requests. Within Crowd itself, the reset password listener uses the new event framework.
- You can create your own plugin to use a specific password encryption algorithm that Crowd does not support out of the box. Crowd's own password encoders provide examples of such plugins.
More than 30 Improvements and Bug-Fixes
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