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MidPoint does not have a roadmap in a traditional sense. MidPoint development process is considerably agile and the development priorities of midPoint project are dynamic. The roadmap is mostly influenced by midPoint subscribers and contributors. MidPoint project is planned in a rolling wave:

  • We have quite a precise plan for the next release.
  • We have a feature development plan for following few releases (see below).
  • We have rough plan for next few years and we have a vision where to take the project in a decade or so.

As the project rolls out the plan is also made more precise. The plan is reviewed before each new release starts which is at least twice a year.

Roadmap Overview

3.6 (RELEASED)3.73.83.94.0
Spring 2017Fall 2017Spring 2018Fall 2018Spring 2019

Personas (identity links) SPONSORED

Policy rule improvements SPONSORED

Manual connector improvements SPONSORED

___(free)___ SUBSCRIPTION

___(free)___ SUBSCRIPTION

Policy rule improvements SPONSORED

Governance UI improvements SPONSORED

Performance improvements SPONSORED

___(free)___ SUBSCRIPTION

___(free)___ SUBSCRIPTION

Certification improvements SPONSORED
 

Authorization improvements SPONSORED

Workflow UI improvements SUBSCRIPTION

___(free)___ SUBSCRIPTION

___(free)___ SUBSCRIPTION

SoD approvals SPONSORED

Reusable expression functions SUBSCRIPTION

GDPR

 

Major data model improvements

Escalation SPONSORED

User interface improvements

   
GUI improvements SPONSORED

 

   
ITSM integration CONTRIBUTED    
REST interface improvements SUBSCRIPTION    
CredSSP support (AD/Exchange)    
     
     

SPONSORED: feature that was funded by midPoint customer/partner or a free slot available for sponsored feature (see below)
SUBSCRIPTION
: feature that was funded by midPoint platform subscription (see below)
CONTRIBUTED: significant portion of this feature was developed by a third party and contributed to midPoint project

Latest Release: 3.6.1 (Comenius Update 1)

MidPoint is currently high-quality product developed for more than 6 years. MidPoint has a solid architectural foundation that was proven in practice. The current set of features provides good fit for almost any environment: enterprise (both employee and customer identities), telco, cloud, Internet, etc.

Current features include:

More detailed information about current project state can be found on midPoint Releases page and especially in the release notes of the most recent release.

Next Release: 3.7

This plan is also reflected in our task tracking system (jira).

Planned release date: fall 2017

The major features planned for the next release include:

  • User interface improvements

  • Policy rules improvement (sponsored)
  • Governance UI improvement (sponsored)
  • Authorization improvement (sponsored)
  • Reusable expression functions (subscription)
  • GDPR lawful basis management

Next Release: 3.8

Planned release date: srping 2018

The major features planned for the next release include:

Plan for the next release is preliminary. Changes are possible by using midPoint subscription.

Fluid Features and Subscriptions

Each midPoint release has a reserved capacity for subscriber features.

MidPoint is an open source product that is developed by professional developers. This approach brings unique combination of software freedom and quality. However professional development needs to be continually funded. This funding comes from midPoint subscriptions. MidPoint subscribers may use their subscription to vote for a specific feature to be placed on roadmap. We refer to the feature that is placed on the roadmap by any of these methods as subscriber feature. Each midPoint release has a reserved capacity for the features that directly or indirectly contribute to the funding of midPoint development. If the funding of next release cannot be secured by the means of subscriptions, some midPoint developers must provide the funding using alternative methods (mostly professional services). These alternative methods leave only a very small portion of the developer's time that can be dedicated to midPoint development. As a consequence, subscriber feature slots cannot be filled in by community feature requests otherwise midPoint development funding would be at risk. If sufficient funding for midPoint development is not secured by subscriber features the midPoint roadmap has to be reduced and the development capacity reserved to the subscriber feature slots is lost. Therefore if you depend on a specific roadmap feature please consider purchasing midPoint platform subscription and use that to make sure that the feature is placed on the roadmap.

The privilege to influence midPoint roadmap is included only in some of midPoint subscription programs. Platform subscription offering is designed especially for this purpose.

Except for subscriber features the Evolveum company invests into one or two major features or architectural improvements in each release. This investment is to make sure that the quality of the midPoint architecture increases and that midPoint will continually gain new progressive features. This helps midPoint to maintain its status of state-of-the-art identity management system.

There are also some features that are not yet assigned to specific releases:

  • Developer SDK
  • Connector Framework Evolution
  • Fully customizable forms
  • Flexible data caching
  • Advanced SoD support and reporting
  • History and Rollback

  • Advanced Role Administration

  • Account archivation
  • Manual Processing

Sponsoring is phased out

There was a possibility to sponsor a specific midPoint feature in the past. That possibility is currently being phased out. There may still be a possibility for a very limited sponsoring, but that possibility will be discontinued in 2018. MidPoint platform subscription is a recommended method for sourcing midPoint features.

Motivation: Sponsoring provides funding for a development of a new feature. But sponsoring cannot provide funding for maintenance of the feature. Only subscription can do that. Long-term stability and development is paramount for us. Therefore we have decided to decline sponsoring offerings in favour of subscriptions.

... and Beyond

We have a long-term vision that guides the project.

Influencing Roadmap

The roadmap is governed mostly by the people that support midPoint project, either financially or by contributing work. Therefore if you need to influence priorities of midPoint development, please consider a donation, purchase of a subscription, "buying" a feature or lending a helping hand. Please contact us if you are interested in helping financially. If you want help by investing your time and brains, please see the Participation page.

There is also one free way how to influence midPoint development: voting for issues. There is a voting options in our Jira. Registered users can vote for issues, which gives us a hint where to focus during planning and development.

Following table contains all features that are not planned yet and are labeled as product-feature.
If you would like to have some of the features in next releases then you can vote for them. If this table is missing some of your favorite features then you can create Jiras and vote for them.
Tip: Don't forget to label your features as product-feature to highlight them for others.

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