Dear XebiaLabs Community,
We are pleased to announce the release of XL Deploy 7.5.0. This version also serves as an LTS version to support new features from XL Deploy 7.1 and 7.2.
Here are a few of the biggest new features in XL Deploy 7.5:
Significant reporting improvements
In XL Deploy 7.5.0, reporting has been overhauled to provide several orders of magnitude better performance. This improvement will benefit organizations that have large deployment archives to retrieve data more efficiently.
Additionally, the user interface offers:
- A report dashboard that provides a visual overview of key performance indicators
- The ability to filter the deployment report by applications or environments
- A report of control tasks that were executed
Single sign-on with the OpenID Connect plugin
With this release, you can log into XL Deploy more quickly and no longer need to remember as many login credentials. Through its support for OpenID Connect, XL Deploy now allows users to log in automatically using their corporate identity provider's credentials. The OpenID Connect plugin enables seamless login through identity providers that support the OIDC protocol.
Single sign-on capability also enables multi-factor authentication for XL Deploy, which provides an additional security layer before granting access to the application.
View As (impersonate user)
To enable XL Deploy administrators to more easily troubleshoot issues with configuration items, the View As feature allows the administrator to impersonate a user in the user interface. While impersonating a user, the administrator's view is restricted to the configuration items that the user is allowed to access, but the administrator retains the right to create, edit, and delete configuration items.
Additional features in the new user interface
In the new, HTML5-based user interface, you can:
- Use the Remember Me functionality to prevent yourself from being logged out
- Skip multiple steps in a deployment plan
- Easily see related deployables, deployeds, and steps when previewing a deployment
IMPORTANT NOTE: Upgrading to XL Deploy 7.5 requires additional database configuration settings – please read these instructions before you upgrade.
You can download the release at the XebiaLabs Software Distribution site. Before upgrading, please read about the changes in the release manual and review the upgrade instructions. If you're upgrading from XL Deploy 6.0.x, be sure to review the changes in the XL Deploy 7.1.x and XL Deploy 7.2.x release manuals.
XL Deploy 7.5.0 is a long-term support (LTS) version that will be supported for 12 months after the subsequent long-term support (LTS) release is made. For more information, refer to Supported XebiaLabs product versions.