Crowd 5.1 Release Notes

21 November 2022

The Crowd team is proud to bring you Crowd 5.1.

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Read the upgrade notes for important info about this release and see the full list of issues resolved.


New type of connection pooling: Dynamic LDAP connection pool

We’ve introduced a new type of LDAP connection pooling – Dynamic LDAP connection pool. You can enable and configure it for each directory separately. It also improves performance and brings more settings and customizations than the current JNDI pooling.

In summary, Dynamic LDAP connection pool:

  • Works with Connector and Delegated directories

  • Can be configured on a per-directory basis, directly from the Crowd web console

  • Supports pooling connections that use the StartTLS security protocol

  • Can be reconfigured at runtime, without the need to restart Crowd

  • Exposes a REST endpoint and JMX MBeans for pool monitoring

  • Improves performance, even when the configuration isn’t adjusted to the environment size

To enable Dynamic LDAP connection pool, view a directory and open the LDAP connection pooling tab. Learn more

Encrypting the database password

You can now encrypt the database password in a similar way to other Atlassian products, like Jira. This lets you add extra security to your Crowd instance, just to make sure everything is safe and sound. The database password you encrypt is the one stored in the crowd.cfg.xml file, a configuration file that’s part of the shared directory.

The password isn’t encrypted by default. You’ll need to take some steps to encrypt it and then propagate the changes to the configuration files. Learn more

Complete list of changes and improvements

Here's a full list of issues resolved in this release:

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