This document contains notes on upgrading an existing Crowd installation to Crowd 2.4 or later. You can see the features of Crowd 2.4 in the Crowd 2.4 Release Notes.
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Please read the following sections and take action where the note applies to your Crowd installation, before upgrading to the new release of Crowd.
Refer to the Crowd 2.3 Upgrade Notes
If you have not yet upgraded to Crowd 2.3, please read the Crowd 2.3 upgrade notes before upgrading to Crowd 2.4.
Deprecation of Functionality — Roles
While roles are still present in Crowd 2.4 they are no longer supported. Roles offer no functional benefits over groups, they are essentially groups with another name. In Crowd 2.0, the namespace of groups and roles were merged so that it was not possible to have a group and role with the same name.
To upgrade to Crowd 2.4 from 2.3.x or earlier, please follow these upgrade instructions.