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Current release

Release date: 04 October 2016

Notable bug fixes and other enhancements

  • [MDP-3554] - Quicksearch now supports searching by full email address
  • [MDP-3558] - Organisation search results are showing parent name incorrectly
  • [MDP-3567] - Unable to sort advanced search results by the Owner field
  • [MDP-3668] - Expirying of Eligible accounts was not updated the search results correctly
  • [MDP-1660] - Debug mode now shows inbound attributes etc from SAML IdPs
  • [MDP-3072] - Activate account error handling has been enhanced
  • [MDP-3380] - Ability to migration legacy SAML connections to be used on the new authentication point when using the urn:mace:dir:attribute-def:eduPersonTargetedID identifier

 

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Previous releases

Release date: 13 September 2016

Notable bug fixes and other enhancements

  • MDP-3568 - Date formats are now consistent across the system. All parts of the interface now all use the international ISO-8601 format, matching that used in the API, downloads and upload functions (YYYY-MM-DD)
  • MDP-3554 - Quick-search updated to run a prefix search across first name, last name as well as username. See: About search
  • MDP-3338 - The connections page was showing the domain's scope whether or not the organisations had a unique scope (display issue only)

 

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Release date: 23 August 2016

Notable bug fixes and other enhancements

  • MDP-3073 - If a users session expired on auth.athensams.net (old) they had difficulty signing in again without closing their browser
  • MDP-3521 - Removed customised resources view in MyAthens for customer domains that had this enabled

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FeatureAvailable toNotes
Improved search function - speed and flexibilityAll

Search results are now almost instant for even the largest domains.In-field operators are now available.

See: About search

Maximum number of accounts that can be downloaded in one go has been increasedAllThe search improvements have meant the limit can be increased from ~20k to 70k
Improvements to groupsAll

New group management page

Search results can be filtered by group and have a new action available to allocate groups

Redirector improvements for customers in the UK Access Management federationUK federation membersA default federation can be set for situations where there would be differences in entityIDs or access URLs between the federations.

 

Notable bug fixes and other enhancements

  • [MDP-2736] - Including an apostrophe in a name on the move accounts dialog no longer breaks the filter
  • [MDP-3203] - Issues with the display of Advanced Search and Join Requests in Google Chrome
  • [MDP-3376] - Validation was excluding some characters from endpoint URLs incorrectly
  • [MDP-2796] - Deleting accounts after a select-all did not work
  • [MDP-3081] - Where our partners provide first line support, the log-a-query link in the admin area can now point to them directly
  • [MDP-3328] - SPs expecting the old SAML1 attribute name for scopedAffiliation in a SAML2 response can now receive it.
  • [MDP-1865] - Signing out of the admin area now presents a login again option.

Release date: 13 July 2016

Notable bug fixes and other enhancements

  • [MDP-3274] - When the user now logs out user sessions are now terminated on the new and old authentication point
  • Generating of stats reports have now been limited to a 5 year period. If you require reports before this period please contact the service desk

Release date: 15th June 2016

Notable bug fixes and other enhancements

  • [MDP-3078] - LDAP driver bug for local accounts with Arabian characters meant that users details were not being displayed correctly;
  • [MDP-3184] - Logging in with an Organisation Mapped Connection using a sub-organisation did not work;
  • [MDP-3195] - Using the list users in a permission set link was causing a bad request error to be returned to the user;
  • [MDP-3197] - An issue with the LA API Connector creating local accounts when the attributes list was not present caused a 500 error.

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FeatureAvailable toNotes
Ability to map end-users to sub-organisations when using a Local Authentication connector.LDI Enabled customers

Allows users to be visible to their organisation administrators rather than just to the domain administrator.

Where organisations have different identifiers for separate resource subscriptions, users present those identifiers on resource access.

Ability to specify a URL to direct end-users to after signing out.All customersA domain level setting bypasses the standard OpenAthens sign-out page and directs users to any suitable page
Ability to upload images to be used in MyAthens panels has been removed.All customersImages used in MyAthens panels must now be linked from an https source.

Notable bug fixes and other enhancements

  • MDP-2879 - Attempting to login to the Admin area with an invalid account type will display a relevant error on the new Authentication Point.
  • MDP-3076 - Error when uploading domain logos for customizing the AP.
  • MDP-2977 - When editing a new mapping rule on a local authentication connector, cancelling the edit removed the rule.
  • MDP-2245 - Redirector link generator has been improved to automatically remove any trailing spaces from the target url being generated.

Release date: 5 April 2016

Notable bug fixes and other enhancements

  • [MDP-2858] – Addresses the issue where users SSO session was incorrectly being removed when using the redirector after logging in with MyAthens.

Release date: 31 March 2016

Notable bug fixes and other enhancements

  • [MDP-2822] – Validation prevented customers from adding links to the custom text on the customised Authentication Point;
  • [MDP-2843] -  When customising the AP login page the show registration link not being removed when this option is disabled.

Release date: 23 March 2016

Notable bug fixes and other enhancements

    • [MDP-2831] - Display issues for any Domain account that did not have a scope defined caused the account information not to be displayed correctly.

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Notable bug fixes and other enhancements

    • [MDP-1147] - Restricting connection creation to organisations that have unique identifiers
    • [MDP-2421] - Support for an organisation using multiple SAML/ADFS connections
    • [MDP-2488] - Allow debug users to view all / non-visible connections for their domain
    • [MDP-2489] - Allow Administrators to manage scopes of sub-organisations
    • [MDP-2620] - Metadata published at login.openathens.net did not include scopes of unique sub-organisations
    • [MDP-2629] - Unable to customise the admin account activation email
    • [MDP-2725] - Prevent the attribute OneTimeUse from causing authentication problems. This attribute does not initiate any business logic
    • [MDP-2698] / [MDP-2645] / [MDP-2646] - Domains marked as being disabled, internal or that are owned by SP organisations will no longer appear on the organisation search at the authentication point.

Release date: 09 February 2016

Notable bug fixes and other enhancements

  • MDP-2414 - Allow Partners and Support accounts to generate activation codes for all Administrators

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FeatureAvailable toNotes
Improved account activation process is now available.All

Organisation accounts can now be created which require the account to be activated with a code so the user creating the account doesn't need to specify a password during creation.

The ability to email the organisation password has been removed.

SAML resources that are not within a federation can be added to the resource catalogueCustomers who have been migrated onto the new Authentication point (login.openathens.net)

Custom SAML resources can be added so that users can login using OpenAthens. This allows users to add targets such as GoogleApps, Moodle and many others that support SAML authentication into the resource catalogue.

See: Add and manage custom resources

Support for a redirector knowledgebase for UK federation resourcesMembers of the UK federation

Support for the redirector being used to access UK Federated resources has now been added which will extend the redirector to be usable for all our customers.

See: Getting started with the Redirector

A new API for local authentication with credentials created and managed by the customerCustomers who have been migrated onto the new Authentication point (login.openathens.net)

The local authentication API enables an application to request an OpenAthens session-initiator URL for a local account by making a simple REST call to the authentication API.

See: API connector

Management of API Keys within the Admin AreaAll

No longer need to log a support call with the Service desk to create them.

See: API keys

Customise the SAML Name ID format for specific resourcesCustomers who have been migrated onto the new Authentication point (login.openathens.net)

The attribute release policy features have been extended to allow Domain users to specify what Name ID format should be used when authenticating into a resource.

See: Attribute release

Notable bug fixes and other enhancements

  • MDP-177 - You could not set federation resources as favourites in MyAthens
  • MDP-554 - Federated connection display names were not being populated automatically when new customers were created
  • MDP-611 - Custom search panel - hidden parameters were being removed
  • MDP-911 - Token URL generated in UAT contained reference to the live authentication point for non-interactive session creation
  • MDP-1227 - Account Advanced Search Result UI could not handle organisation name with non-English characters
  • MDP-1304 - Updated password popup help box
  • MDP-1396 - Organisation name was not being displayed in MyAthens when owner is not a unique organisation
  • MDP-1852 - DA Encryption key help text had wrong information
  • MDP-1907 - Permission Sets for user were being lost when attempting to move account to the same organisation via the API
  • MDP-1936 - Improved user journey for adding of Local Authentication connections
  • MDP-1964 - Allow administrators to copy entity ID and scope from connections page
  • MDP-1985 - Account status of accounts within domain not owned by sub-organisation was not readable
  • MDP-2061 - "non-activated accounts" automatic deletion was not honouring setting on the "domain preferences" page
  • MDP-2128 - Updated restrictive mode warning dialogue
  • MDP-2246 - Account list tab read 'Accesss'
  • MDP-2268 - Refreshing custom SAML resource reset visible and hidden flags
  • MDP-2280 - Domain Manager - users now prevented from adding duplicate scope values
  • MDP-2304 - New authentication point enhanced to block accounts that are marked as ineligible
  • MDP-2402 - "Use Default Permission Set" checkbox not persisted when modifying a SAML connection
  • MDP-2422 - Allow users to view more than 10 results on organisation search on the new AP
  • MDP-2423 - User is now redirected to OpenAthens Website if user navigates to login.openathens.net/

Release date: 10 December 2015

Major new features

None

Notable bug fixes and other enhancements

  • MDP-2110 - 'Total activated’ column on the organisation summary page was showing the incorrect total for activated accounts

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 Release date: 8th December 2015

Major new features

None

Notable bug fixes and other enhancements

  • MDP-2060 - Customized emails were being sent as plain text incorrectly which meant the HTML tags were being displayed
  •  MDP-2082 - Saving a Federated Resource that are redirectable causes display issues
  •  MDP-2085 - Removing the option that allows Administrators to delete a user group and the accounts in it at the same time

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The Administration Area and the DSP area are now authenticated using the new Authentication point at login.openathens.net.

Notable bug fixes and other enhancements

  • MDP-1613 / MDP-1719 - Terminology updates in the Administration Area
  • MDP-1525 - Date range picker now takes into account from 'From' date when setting the value of the 'To' date
  • MDP-1719 - Organisation ID attribute is now called Organisation Number
  • MDP-1713 - Non-live federated resources are now not visible in the resource catalogue (e.g. test and development versions)

Release date: 15 October 2015

Major new features

None

Notable bug fixes and other enhancements

  • MDP-1708 - Users were not able to remove attachments from customized email templates
  • MDP-1709 - Incorrect error message being displayed when a bulk upload failed
  • MDP-1710 - Data issue caused some users to not be able to save domain preference modifications

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* At this time the new authentication point is enabled to authenticate with federated resources. The features that depend on the new authentication point will be made available to other users in later releases.

Notable bug fixes and other enhancements

  • MDP-136 - if you leave a page and have not saved changes there is now a warning message
  • MDP-409 - resource catalogue now searches on entityID as well as name and description
  • MDP-607 - Line feeds removed from Redirect SAML Requests
  • MDP-1229 - MyAthens preferences were not cleared when a unique organisation reverted to an organisation
  • MDP-1360 - updated organisation delete process - now deletes accounts owned by organisation instead of moving them
  • Columns in list views are now remembered across sessions
  • Some minor terminology changes

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