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.
1.0.0 RELEASE SERIES
This is the first stable release of Unity, released nearly exactly after one year of planning, prototyping, development and testing.
This first version in the first place is a demonstration of the core Unity platform, which is a base for further development of its extensions as: credential types, authentication protocols and modules integrating external identity management systems. Therefore the amount of features available for end users is currently limited to:
- An extremely flexible identity management database with a web administration interface. Already available:
- Five types of attribute values: string, enumeration, JPEG image, integer and floating point number.
- Password and X.509 certificate credential types.
- Hierarchical groups, attributes, multiple identities per entity, attribute classes, automatic assignment of attributes and much more.
- Support for authentication with SAML 2 protocols, using POST and SOAP bindings.
- Also extensions for integration with UNICORE 7 Grid middleware trust delegation are present.
- Possibility to integrate with LDAP as an upstream IdP.
The subsequent releases will greatly extend this list of the fundamental features. For a more detailed summary please see the Appendix A of the Unity manual.