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Crowd database configuration is now part of the Setup Wizard. You can choose between a JNDI datasource (i.e. server-managed) or a JDBC configuration.
You can now import an XML backup of your Crowd database when upgrading. So you don't have to go through the whole Setup Wizard again, nor do a manual backup and restore of your Crowd database files. Full instructions are in the Upgrade Guide.
Crowd's client libraries have been slimmed down to a single JAR file containing all required classes for a Crowd client. (See CWD-767.)
Before upgrading, please remove all previous client libraries (
crowd-XXXX-X.X.X.jar) from each Crowd-integrated application's
Restructuring of Crowd Client Library
In Crowd 1.3, the Java client library API has been upgraded. This affects applications using the Crowd Client libraries and connectors. Read more about the Client API Changes.
Spring Configuration Upgrade for Crowd Acegi Connector
Applications using the Crowd Acegi connector will need to upgrade their Spring configuration. Refer to the updated documentation for more information.
To upgrade to Crowd 1.3.x from 1.2.x or earlier, please follow these upgrade instructions.