Treemanager release notes

Release 2.2

New features:

Implemented support for OpenID Connect authentication and authorization (can be used with Azure AD)
Implemented ExternalKey (string) property on node, which can be used to map a node to an external system

  • Also added GetNodeByExternalKey to TreeManagerController
Added version number to UI (tooltip appears on mouse-over of application title)
Implemented version number in API (/API/version)
Implemented OData HTTP support (/OData)
Implemented workflow engine
Implemented caching for node read permissions

 

Changes:

Changed favicon to TreeManager logo
Altered SQL implementation to support batch processing

 

Bug fixes:

A validation error occured on saving a securityset with the same permissions
Delta analyzer threw timeout on large time windows
It was possible to create roles with duplicate names
Designer menu did not show scrollbar on small screens
Node properties window did not show scrollbar on small screens
Bulk attribute add shows collection attributes
Release 2.1

New Features:

Added auto-import functionality, which makes it possible to automatically import and maintain  nodes and attributes from other sources

 

Changes:

Increased default labelwidth in attribute add/modify panels
Changed password encryption mechanism to Hash (Rijndael)

 

Bug fixes:

E-mail address cannot be changed from user preference
Attribute date fields cannot be cleared
Passwords are stored using a reversible method
Unable to search for nodes based on attribute value
TreeDesigner menu items do not work in IE
Reset button on bulk value import form does not work in IE
HTTP 500 error when right clicking on a node in IE
Transfer button was visible although user role has no access to transfer tab
Unable to add a user to a role from role panel in TreeDesigner
Single valued stackable attribute shows in add panel even if a value is already present on the node
Boolean values (database bit) are persisted as NULL instead of 0
Tree/node is visible in the UI while the user is not in a role with Read permission
Unable to modify a collection attribute value
Release 2.0

Breaking:

TaskRunner.aspx has been removed. Processes now run automatically in the background
Replaced the SOAP API with a JSON REST API. A new TreeManagerController is included in the installation package
Upgraded to .NET 4.5.2 (.NET update on IIS server may be required when upgrading from 1.x)
Connection string has moved from ApplicationSettings.config to Connections.config to simplify deployments
AppSettings have moved from web.config to AppSettings.config to simplify deployements
Host url has to be set in tm_HostSettings table for every host (see Designer -> System configuration)
EEP has moved to /api/emergencyReset (see Designer -> System configuration)
Plugin architecture changed. All plugins have to be replaced with the ones in the installation package

 

New Features:

Added criteria tab for use in ABAC modeling
Self-service password reset (by using the account e-mail address)
End users can sort nodes in TreePanel by DisplayName or CreatedDate
End users can change the page size for gridpanels. Defaults to 20 items per page
Ability to choose the format of unique identifiers during export
Ability to show an informational message when adding/modifying an attribute value
End users can import attribute values from a CSV file
Editable grids can be navigated using the TAB and ENTER keys
Added a test button to the attribute value plugin settings panel
End users can configure email digests with updates on a daily/weekly/monthly/yearly interval
Automatically remove audit entries after a configurable amount of months (optional)

 

Changes:

Moved EEP from frontend to API
The user interface is completely rebuild in MVC (less bandwidth, faster loading, more responsive)
Implemented paging in all grid panels. This improves browser performance and greatly reduces loading times.
Popup windows can use the whole browser window and are no longer limited to the main (right) panel
Export opens a new window so long running exports do not interfere with the main interface
On creating a new node, pressing enter in the displayname field will submit the request
A localized string can be used in the nodetype regular expression validation message
A localized string can be used in the attribute regular expression validation message
Altered application startup so startup errors are logged, displayed and retried
The IP address of the user is logged after a configuration change
Release 1.40

New features:

Exports can be generated in Excel format
SQL command timeout can be changed through ApplicationSettings.config
Added a scheduled browser to server ping to keep the session alive
Added attention required attribute to enable node-based notifications to end users
Added IAttributeValueActionPlugin interface to allow modular attribute value buttons
Extended options for exporting nodes in the UI
Added the ability to define an account to use for background processes
Added unique value partner to Attribute, which makes it possible to force value uniqueness between attributes
Automatically remove inactive accounts
Validation rules can be disabled through TreeDesigner (Tools -> Validation rules)
Added Delta analyzer to TreeDesigner to simplify troubleshooting (Tools -> Delta analyzer)
Added possibility to migrate nodes, trees and attribute values to Notification plugins

Changes:

Added DisablePluginQueueProcessing setting to disable plugin processing on a specific server
Removed 2nd level caching because of unpredictable results
Raised timeout for time-consuming events in TreeDesigner
Set initial language to browser language and fallback to system default when not supported
Improved the initial setup page
All settings in ApplicationSettings.config can be changed from the UI
Removed collapse functionality from left panel (trees) for improved browser performance
Release 1.34

New features:

Possibility to prohibit attribute value creation if a dependent attribute is not already present
Duplicate node names at the same level now possible
Additional information for plugin values can now be retrieved from the attribute values page
Notification plugins now support retries (number of retries customizable per plugin)
Emergency Envelope Procedure support for resetting a lost admin password
Added e-mail address to personal preferences
Added grid filter to localization page for easy searching
Rename warning can be set on a per NodeType basis, and (custom) locale resources can be used in it
General and Attributes tabs can be renamed on a per NodeType basis, and (custom) locale resources can be used in it
Possibility to define an internal ID when creating any type of object in TreeDesigner
Possibility to define an external ID and/or internal ID when creating a new node in TreeManager
NodeTypes can be configured to require approval from a second party before actually deleting a node
Accounts can be managed through the webservice interface
Role/account relations can be managed through the webservice interface
Access roles can be disabled and enabled on demand
Regular expression validation on attribute value now supports a custom error message
Exchange mailbox attribute plugin can now filter on UPN domains and SMTP domains
End user export functionality. Export to: CSV, HTML, PDF, XML. Can be disabled on a per-role basis
Initial width of the tree panel can be dynamically determined to create enough space for nodes with large names
Ability to keep the window open after adding an attribute value, so another value can be added immediately

 

Changes:

Added rename right to securityset, which replaces the write right for nodes
Guid datatype is now multivalued
Added more filter options to the AV_ActiveDirectoryObject plugin
Added to possibility to filter on the key column in custom filter plugins
ExternalId is always visible on the general properties tab of a node, even if hide system attributes is enabled
Attribute values were not grouped by attribute in user exports
Notification plugins must be enabled in TreeDesigner before they are activated
Removed permission check for users that belong to the Administrators role
Delta generation now also returns the (deleted) attribute values for the node
Raised timeout for adding attribute values to 2 minutes (was 30 seconds)
Child count limit of nodetype/child relation can now be altered from the UI
UI access can be disabled separately from API access
Improved caching model which supports multiple active servers (load balancing) by using SQL notifications
Tree name and NodeType name are constraint to be unique
ExternalId of node is constraint to be unique
MaxResultCount added to SQL Attribute plugin for better performance
TreeDesigner UI localization customizable
TreeDesigner security improvements
Auto redirect to setup page in case TreeManager is not configured yet
Release 1.33

New features:

TreeManagerController password can stored as a hash for increased security
Prohibit node modifications if an attribute (optionally with a specific value) is present
Bulk attribute creation: Adding an attribute value to multiple nodes at once
Attribute value exclusions can be modified (date fields)
Webservice is extended with LoadConsolidatedNode method. This method provides all node related objects at once
Cross tree binding can be provided with a startdate and an enddate
Attribute values can be provided with a weight property.
New attribute value plugin: AV_ActiveDirectoryObject. Able to retrieve Active Directory objectGUID for configurable objectclasses
Most modal popups are now closed when user presses the escape key
Version information can be hidden in personal preferences
Ability to prohibit empty attribute values
Ability to mark attribute values as not modifiable
Ability to reapply the default name after a transfer
Ability to allow only valid Windows folder/netbios characters in node names
Ability to automatically transfer dependent nodes when transferring a node

 

Changes:

A notification can be shown after logout instead of immediately redirecting to the login page
Logout button can be made visible even when a user logged in by using SSO
Stack traces are written to log in case of a server error (previously only the exception message was logged)
After login, current role assignments are checked for validity before background role check is scheduled
Attribute encryption can be set on creation of an attribute or by pressing the button on the property page
Required property of ValueCollection attribute can now be toggled
Orphaned nodes now appear on top of the tree
Added close button to modal message popup
Added version information to the bottom of the personal preferences panel
Added 64 character limit to windows folder naming conventions (NodeType)
Hide default tree selection in preferences if only one tree is available
A node cannot be created, renamed or transferred if a node with the same name already exists at that level
Release 1.32

New features:

Encrypted attributes: values are masked in the interface, and encrypted in the database
Hierarchical overview of parent and childs nodes cross tree
Ability to get delta’s through the webservice
Ability to prohibit node creation from the UI (nodetype setting)
Childs nodes can only be created if a transfer handshake is present on the parent (if configured)
Tree nodes without a transfer handshake can be shown in a different color (if configured)
Added NodeType dependency to NodeType. This way a certain NodeType can only be created if a dependent
Nodetype already exists at the same level
Ability to show attribute values on the General tab instead of the attributes tab
Attributes that are configured this way cannot be added/modified/removed through the UI
Ability to automatically select passthrough on new attribute values (attribute setting)
Ability to hide attribute values that derived from other nodes (role setting)
Nodetype conversion during transfer (nodetype setting)
Ability to prohibit nodetype deletion from the UI (nodetype setting)
Ability to prohibit nodetype rename from the UI (nodetype setting)
Ability to keep child nodes when deleting the parent instead of deleting them (nodetype setting)
Single sign-on plugin system. An Active Directory SSO plugin is available by default
Attributevalue plugins can now show a grid with filters instead of the standard combobox
Using the combobox is still possible
Ability to add a custom header to the web interface
Localization strings can be overridden through the TreeDesigner interface
Introduced transfer functionality to allow nodes to be moved outside of the user managed scope
NodeType en Tree icons can be set through CSS
Introduced ValueCollection attribute type, which makes it possible to store multiple attribute/value pairs in a single attribute value
Introduced parent/child relation in nodetypes on a per-tree basis
Introduced child node count limit on a per nodetype basis
Exchange Mailbox Database attribute value plugin. Provides selecting a mailbox database from an Exchange system
Progress bar while loading attribute value input when adding a new attribute
Multiple attribute values can be removed with a single click
Shortcut-icon (favicon) added
Selecting attribute values from a plugin now supports filtering (useful when using large datasets)
Name of the application can be overridden through configuration
Implementation specific controls in TreeManager UI can be shown/hidden through configuration
Better support for theming
Cookie lifetime can be set through configuration
Improved language determination: User setting -> Browser language -> System configured language

 

Changes:

History panel improved in Manager interface
Attribute menu (also) added as a contextual menu
Updated to Ext.NET 2.5.2
Redesign of search functionality in web interface for more flexible searching
Redesign of NHibernate (database) session management
Moved database altering from NHibernate to FluentMigrator
Attribute caching features removed
Release 1.31

New features:

Logical en Conditinal operators can be set on attribute values
Calculated attribute values are stored in cache to speed up the retrieval process
Authentication plugin structure added to perform authentication against a remote system.
An LDAP plugin is provided by default
Plugins are provided with a new configuration structure, making it possible to mask confidential fields in the web interface

 

Changes:

Updated to Ext.NET 2.5.1
Cache manager will not rebuild bij default at startup / pool recycle
Enhanced logging
Removed debug logging for succesfull API authentication
Added AttributeTypeId to AttributeValue entity for speeding up requests
Release 1.30

New features:

Plugins can be managed from the web interface
String attributes can be populated with a predefined list of values
String and Int attributes can be validated against a regular expression
Attributes can be multivalued
Attributes can be stacked
New attribute type: node. You can select a node from another tree as attribute value
Authentication mechanism (local database)
Authorization mechanism (local database)
User sessions can be closed by an administrator, forcing the user to login again
Search nodes bases on attribute value
Export plugin structure. Ability to export data.
Internal identifiers are now shown for nodes in TreeManager, and for everything in TreeDesigner

 

Changes:

Upgraded to Ext.NET 2.5.0
API access moved to account
Implemented AutoFac to make codebase even more flexible
DateModified for node also changes when an attribute value is added/modified/removed/excluded