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Release date: 13th June 2018
End of support: 13th June 2020


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titleJames Watt

James Watt (1736 - 1819) was Scottish inventor best known for his significant improvement of the steam engine. Watt steam engine was more powerful and efficient than early steam engines. Those improvements contributed to economic viability of steam engine, which was a crucial element of industrial revolution.

Similarly to Watt's steam engine, midPoint 3.8 brings major improvements to performance, efficiency and scalability. MidPoint 3.8 is designed to handle millions of identities with even higher scaling potential. While fundamental data model of midPoint remains basically the same (and compatible), there were significant improvements to the methods how the data are stored in the database. Handling of the data and especially processing of data changes was also improved. Therefore midPoint 3.8 should be faster. But even more importantly - midPoint 3.8 should be able to work in deployments that were traditionally considered to be beyond the reach of a comprehensive identity management and governance solution.

 


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Credits

Majority of the work on the Watt 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 our thanks to all the people that contributed to the midPoint project both by providing financial support, their own time or those that maintain a pleasant and creative environment for midPoint team. However, midPoint project would not exist without proper funding. Therefore we would like to express our deepest gratitude to all midPoint subscribers that made midPoint project possible.

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  • Apache Tomcat 8 (8.0.14, 8.0.20, 8.0.28, 8.0.30, 8.0.33, 8.5.4)
  • BEA/Oracle WebLogic 12c (12.2.1.3.0) - (warning) special subscription required

 


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titleWeb container (application server) support

Currently there are no plans to remove support for deployed midPoint installation using a WAR file. However, it is possible that this deployment form will get phased out eventually unless there are active subscribers preferring this deployment method. MidPoint subscription is strongly recommended if you plan to use this method in the future.

See also "Is Tomcat deployment still supported?" in the Frequently Asked Questions section.

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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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