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The official CAS
6.1.0 GA was released in October 2019. Since then, the project has been moving forward with the development of the next feature release that is tagged as
6.2.0. Please review the release policy to learn more about the scope of the release. This post intends to highlight some of the improvements and enhancements packed into the second release candidate in the
If you are looking for additional info on the previous release candidate, please see this post.
- Apereo Membership
- Get Involved
- New & Noteworthy
- Other Stuff
- Library Upgrades
If you benefit from Apereo CAS as free and open-source software, we invite you to join the Apereo Foundation and financially support the project at a capacity that best suits your deployment. Note that all development activity is performed almost exclusively on a voluntary basis with no expectations, commitments or strings attached. Having the financial means to better sustain engineering activities will allow the developer community to allocate dedicated and committed time for long-term support, maintenance and release planning, especially when it comes to addressing critical and security issues in a timely manner. Funding will ensure support for the software you rely on and you gain an advantage and say in the way Apereo, and the CAS project at that, runs and operates. If you consider your CAS deployment to be a critical part of the identity and access management ecosystem, this is a viable option to consider.
- Start your CAS deployment today. Try out features and share feedback.
- Better yet, contribute patches.
- Suggest and apply documentation improvements.
Shake Well Before Use
We strongly recommend that you take advantage of the release candidates as they come out. Waiting for a
GA release is only going to set you up for unpleasant surprises. A
GA is simply a tag and nothing more. Note that CAS releases are strictly time-based releases; they are not scheduled or based on specific benchmarks, statistics or completion of features. To gain confidence in a particular release, it is strongly recommended that you start early by experimenting with release candidates and/or follow-up snapshots.
In order to start experimenting with release candidates, at any given time, you should be able to append
-SNAPSHOT to the CAS version in order to take advantage of snapshot builds as changes are made and published.
gradle.properties of the overlay, adjust the following setting:
There are no changes to the minimum system/platform requirements for this release.
New & Noteworthy
The CAS overlay is updated to use Gradle
6. The most notable difference is that dependencies in the build
are now recommended to use the
implementation syntax instead of the
compile configuration, which is set to be removed in Gradle
7. The CAS documentation is
also modified to reflect this change for the appropriate CAS versions. While this is not a breaking change (yet), you should begin to use and
implementation to avoid surprises in the future and reduce build warnings.
The Ehcache integration is now updated to present support for Ehcache v3. The integration with Ehcache v2 is now deprecated and scheduled to be removed at a future date.
Azure Active Directory Authentication
Following up on the previous release candidate, the Azure Active Directory integration is now moved to a standalone module that is capable of both authenticating users using Azure Active Directory and fetching attributes separately as an independent attribute repository.
- Better test coverage for components that automate Spring Webflow configuration.
- Code cleanup and better maintenance of the codebase using an upgraded version of the error-prone compiler.
- Spring Boot
Big thanks to all who participate in the development of this release to submit patches and contribute improvements. Keep’em coming!