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This page shows the highlights of the major Crowd releases.

Current Release

For information about the latest release, please go to the Crowd Release Notes.

Crowd 2.8 — 10 Nov 2014

  • Full UI makeover
  • Option to merge group memberships from multiple directories
  • New experimental lightweight OpenID server
  • Upgrades to Spring LDAP 2.0, Apache HttpComponents 4.3
  • PostgreSQL 9.3 is now supported

Crowd 2.7 — 23 Sept 2013

  • User rename
  • Scheduled backups
  • Improved Microsoft Active Directory integration
  • Simpler setup
  • More in the Crowd 2.7 Release Notes

Crowd 2.6 — 11 Feb 2013

  • Faster LDAP & Active Directory synchronisation
  • Local groups management for LDAP connectors
  • More in the Crowd 2.6 Release Notes

Crowd 2.5 — 6 Aug 2012

  • JDK 7 support
  • Crowd console performance improved with large numbers of groups
  • Database drivers are now bundled for PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle
  • More in the Crowd 2.5 Release Notes

Crowd 2.4 — 11 Jan 2012

  • Remote Crowd directories are synchronised incrementally when possible
  • The previously selected directory is selected by default on new pages
  • More in the Crowd 2.4 Release Notes

Crowd 2.3 — 20 July 2011

Crowd 2.2 — 10 March 2011

  • Crowd Query Language
  • Simple, Quick Configuration of JIRA and Confluence
  • Connection to Other Crowd Servers
  • Improvements to the LDAP Connector
  • More in the Crowd 2.2.2 release notes

Crowd 2.1 — 1 December 2010

  • REST API
  • Improved Apache and Subversion Connectors
  • Database-Backed Caching for All LDAP Directories
  • LDAP Connection Pooling
  • Secure Password Resets
  • More in the Crowd 2.1 release notes

Crowd 2.0 — 30 July 2009

  • Introducing User Aliases
  • Nested Groups in All Crowd Directories
  • Automatic Group Membership for New Users
  • Improved User and Group Management UI
  • Improved Performance
  • Improved Database Support
  • New REST API
  • Plugin Framework 2.2 and REST Module
  • More in the Crowd 2.0 release notes

Crowd 1.6 — 17 December 2008

  • Smarter Caching
  • Quick Application Setup
  • Connectors for OpenDS, Fedora DS and OpenLDAP (Posix)
  • Spring Security 2
  • More in the Crowd 1.6 release notes

Crowd 1.5 — 4 September 2008

  • Single Sign-On to Google Apps
  • Connector for Apple Open Directory
  • Plugin Framework 2.0 and API
  • More in the Crowd 1.5 release notes

Crowd 1.4 — 8 May 2008

  • Nested Groups
  • Self-Service Console
  • Novell eDirectory Connector
  • Posix Support for LDAP Directories
  • Plugin Framework
  • More in the release notes

Crowd 1.3 — 4 March 2008

  • LDAP Authentication with Crowd Groups and Roles
  • Cross-Directory User Importer
  • Streamlined User Interface
  • Simplified Installation, Setup and Integration
  • Configuration of Logging and Profiling via Console
  • Improved Performance and Efficiency
  • Highlights for the Developers
  • Plus Over 60 Improvements and Bug-Fixes
  • More in the release notes

Crowd 1.2 — 27 November 2007

  • Directory Permissions per Application
  • Group and Role Membership Browser
  • Improved Browser for OpenID Login History
  • NTLM Support
  • Improved Integration with Jive Forums
  • Acegi Application Connector
  • Group-Based Authorisation Added for Subversion
  • New Importer for Bamboo Users
  • More in the release notes

Crowd 1.1 — 20 June 2007

Crowd 1.0 — 5 March 2007

  • UI improvements with new screen layouts.
  • Import and Export process for XML.
  • LDAP Fixes for OpenLDAP and Microsoft Active Directory.
  • Improved error reporting.
  • Apache / Subversion support
  • More in the release notes
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