What's new in Gluu Server v4#
In 4.2, the Gluu Server persistence layer is more modular. Previously LDAP was tightly bundled. Now, any persistence mechanism can be supported with a jar file that implements the base Persistence API. The desired mechanism can then be specifed in
gluu.properties. Learn more.
Support for Couchbase#
Couchbase Enterprise Edition (EE) is now supported as a persistence mechanism, enabling hyper-scalable authentication and authorization. Learn more.
Extensive Passport redesign#
New UI's in 4.2 enable simpler configuration of inbound identity workflows and improved support for external OpenID Connect Providers ("inbound OpenID"). Read the docs.
No version numbers in packages#
Previously, the version number was included in the Gluu Server package, e.g.
gluu-server-3.1.6. Starting in 4.2, the latest stable Gluu Server package name is simply
gluu-server. This simplifies version upgrades, server operations, and improves interoperability between Gluu products.
More SAML IDP features#
Support for RADIUS authentication#
The Gluu Server now supports two options for RADIUS authentication to enable SSO and 2FA to non-web applications like SSH, VPN, and Wi-Fi:
Gluu RADIUS: a free, single-threaded RADIUS implementation based on the TinyRADIUS server; and...
Radiator: a robust, commercial AAA server built for ISPs and carriers.
Improved clean up service#
Introduced in CE 3.1.6,
cleanService is now more configurable. This service periodically removes unused and expired cache and session-related database entries to improve server performance. Read the docs.
Updated libraries and components#
4.2 includes the latest version of Shibboleth, updated Java libraries and Jetty, and Oracle JDK has been replaced with Amazon Corretto, an open source, production-ready distribution of OpenJDK.
Minor bug fixes and feature improvements#
A variety of bug fixes and UX improvements are included with the latest release. See our complete release notes.