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Release 3.6.1 is a twenty second midPoint release. It is the fist maintenance first maintenance update for 3.6.x version family code-named Comenius. The Comenius family brings numerous new features especially in the field of identity governance, password management and identity connectors.This maintenance update brings number of smaller improvements, fixes and stability enhancements.

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titleJohn Amos Comenius

John Amos Comenius (1592 - 1670) was Czech philosopher, pedagogue and theologian. He is considered to be the father of modern education. Comenius first introduced pictorial textbooks written in native language. He applied effective teaching based on the natural gradual growth from simple to comprehensive concepts. He supported lifelong learning and logical thinking. Comenius lived and worked in numerous countries where he widely spread his ideas. He is undoubtedly one of the most significant educational reformers in history.

Not entirely unlike the educational reforms of Comenius, midPoint 3.6 brings substantial and revolutionary changes in understanding the identity management field. Primary focus of midPoint 3.6 is identity governance. This makes midPoint 3.6 a very unique product that can handle broad range of deployments: from very small and simple to the large and complex. Similarly to the gradual method introduced by Comenius, midPoint 3.6 allows to start small with simple identity management deployment and gradually evolve the solution to support complex identity governance scenarios. With midPoint 3.6 this process is smooth and evolutionary which provides business continuity and excellent investment protection. This is further supported by the open nature of midPoint which allows complete understanding and wide spread of midPoint deployments all around the world.

 


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Credits

Majority of the work on the Comenius release was done by the Evolveum team. However, this release would not be possible without the help of our partners, customers, contributors, friends and families. We would like to express a great gratitude to all the people that contributed to the midPoint project.

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  • OpenJDK 8 (1.8.0_91, 1.8.0_111, 1.8.0_131)
  • Sun/Oracle Java SE Runtime Environment 8 (1.8.0_45, 1.8.0_65, 1.8.0_74)

 


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titleJava 8 only

MidPoint 3.6 is supported only on Java 8 platforms. MidPoint supported both Java 7 and Java 8 for several years. The support for Java 7 was deprecated in midPoint 3.4.1 and it was removed in midPoint 3.5. It is finally the time to abandon obsolete technology and to move on.
Java 9 is not supported yet. Java release train strategy changed recently and midPoint has to adapt as well. MidPoint will officially support Java long-term-support releases. As Java 9 is not a long-term support release the support for Java 9 in midPoint is questionable. For now we are providing only Java 8 support and we will reconsider the situation after the new Java release train stabilizes.

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Upgrade

MidPoint is software that is designed for easy upgradeability. We do our best to maintain strong backward compatibility of midPoint data model, configuration and system behavior. However, midPoint is also very flexible and comprehensive software system with a very rich data model. It is not humanly possible to test all the potential upgrade paths and scenarios. Also some changes in midPoint behavior are inevitable to maintain midPoint development pace. Therefore we can assure reliable midPoint upgrades only for midPoint subscribers. This section provides overall overview of the changes and upgrade procedures. Although we try to our best it is not possible to foresee all possible uses of midPoint. Therefore the information provided in this section are for information purposes only without any guarantees of completeness. In case of any doubts about upgrade or behavior changes please use services associated with midPoint subscription or purchase professional services.

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