Monday, October 1, 2007

JBoss Portal 2.6.2 released

Two months have passed since the last release, this release focuses on usability and SSO.
The admin console usability revamp is now finished adding improved usability and cosmetic changes. The identity portlets have been rewritten providing a more flexible configuration, in particular it is possible to customize the user profile editor. It is also possible to replace the default user registration with a business process which allows to integrate with your user provisioning policy.

On an enterprise stand point, we are making sure JBoss Portal integrates with your existing infrastructure by supporting several LDAP servers (Red Hat Directory Server, OpenLDAP, OpenDS, Sun Directory Server (Microsoft Active Directory has also been reported to work)) and several SSO frameworks such as CAS, JOSSO and OpenSSO.

One thing to notice is that JBoss Portal 2.6.2 is the last release that will be available for JDK 1.4. So if you are still using JDK 1.4, please think about migrating before the next release due on December 10th. The major justification is that today JBoss Portal 2.6.x targets mainly JBoss AS 4.2 which requires the Java 5 runtime.

We kept supporting JBoss AS 4.0.5 for as long as we could, but it is holding us back. Consequently, JBoss Portal 2.6.2 is the last release to support JBoss AS 4.0.5 technically (which just reached its maintenance phase). The professionally supported application server is the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 4.2 (JBoss EAP 4.2) while the current community supported application server is JBoss AS 4.2.1.GA. If you want to run JBoss Portal 2.6.2 with JBoss AS 4.0.5 please read this.

Finally you will find usual bug fixes here.

You will find the download link at the usual place, and again, we hope to hear from you in the forums.

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