GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT RELEASE
There are two distribution formats:
- tar.gz bundle which can be unpacked and this way installed in a single directory,
- rpm which can be installed system-wide in the Linux standard locations.
The rpm is build and tested on Centos 6, noarch. It should work flawlessly also on SL6 and recent Fedora distributions. We may build packages for other distributions in future, however the tar.gz format should be fully portable. Java 8 JRE is the primary installation prerequisite. For more detailed installation information please check the Unity manual.
1.5.X RELEASE SERIES
Unity 1.5.0 is the first release in which not only a core functionality but also the user experience started to be addressed. The release highlights are:
- Translation profiles creation – the most complicated step of remote IdP configuration – is now supported by two new facilities:
- Debugger allowing administrator to check an existing profile in action by performing a sandboxed login and viewing the profile’s execution results. It is shown which conditions were met, the full mapping result and even low level logs (regardless of the configuration settings).
- Profile creation wizard allows administrator to use empty profile with sandboxed authentication. After the test authentication it is possible to edit the profile with a visual editor.
- Frequently requested e-mail confirmations are now available. Unity provides a complete and generic support for this service.
- There is e-mail attribute syntax so it is possible to define e-mail attribute types
- As well there is e-mail identity allowing for logging in with e-mail
- Hopefully all expected features are here: integration with translation profiles, possibility to control initial confirmation state by administrators, possibility to re-confirm and many more.
- Internalization of Unity was improved. From now on all end-user visible names (e.g. credential or attribute names) are now independent from internal identifiers and can be provided in all languages which are enabled in the server. This affects: attributes, credentials, groups, message templates, web credential retrievals and endpoint names.
- This change influences registration forms a lot: captions of collected attributes, identities and credentials are now taken from the system configuration. The only exception are legacy forms (from previous Unity versions) which have the old setting preserved. Newly created registration forms do not have this setting.
- What is more a complete (with exception of Admin UI) Polish translation is now available.
Big thanks to all our contributors, in particular Roman Krysiński for his magnificent work on translation profile debugging and wizard and Piotr Piernik for his work on e-mail confirmations.
DETAILED LIST OF CHANGES