Current release

Release date: XX February 2016

Major new features

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 organisaiton 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

 

 


Previous releases

Release date: 10th December 2015

Major new features

None

Notable bug fixes and other enhancements


 Release date: 8th December 2015

Major new features

None

Notable bug fixes and other enhancements

Release date: 27th October 2015

Major new features

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

Release date: 15th October 2015

Major new features

None

Notable bug fixes and other enhancements

Release date: 1st October 2015

Major new features

FeatureAvailable toNotes
RedirectorAllCompatible resources can be deep linked by putting a target URL at the end of a customer specific, consistent link.
Release policy editor
(core attributes)
AllControl which core attributes are released to service providers
Schema editorMostAllows collection and storage of custom attributes in our systems
Not available to users of custom self-registration
New authentication point*Federated usersThose that exclusively use federated resources via the LDAP and ADFS integration can move to using the new authentication point
Release policy editor
(custom attributes)
Federated usersAbility to release custom attributes to service providers as well as core attributes.
Requires new authentication point which is being released on the 6th October.
LDAP integrationFederated users

Use a LDAP server (including Active Directory) instead of creating and managing OpenAthens accounts.

Requires new authentication point which is being released on the 6th October.

ADFS integrationFederated users

Use Active Directory Federation Server instead of creating and managing OpenAthens accounts.

Requires new authentication point which is being released on the 6th October.

* 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

Release date: Thursday 11 December 2014

New features

Bug fixes

Release date: Friday 28 November 2014

Withdrawn features

This affects