Crowd is a Web-based single sign-on (SSO) tool that simplifies application provisioning and identity management. It has connectors for popular open source projects like Apache (via Perl) and Subversion. Pre-built connectors for other popular commercial products like Jive Forums, JIRA, and Confluence are also available.
|Tags||Internet Web HTTP Servers Networking LDAP SSO OpenID|
|Implementation||C# Java Perl|
Release Notes: This release features a new REST API designed for applications connecting to Crowd. A rework to the Apache and Subversion connectors. Improved performance provided by the new database-backed caching, LDAP connection pooling, and Apache/Subversion connectors.
Release Notes: Crowd now supports nested groups for all directories. An automatic group membership tool is available when creating new users. The user and group management UI was improved for modifying a large number of groups or users. Performance was improved; in some instances, it is over 1000 times faster. Database support was improved. A new REST API and user aliasing were added.
Release Notes: This version provides a new LDAP caching system that improves the performance for deployments with large user populations or running on slow machines. Customers that have geographically distributed deployments or thousands of users will notice improvements in performance with this release. There's a great overview of caching in Crowd in the Crowd documentation. Crowd 1.6 expands its growing list of pre-built directory and application connectors with three new directory connectors for OpenDS, Fedora DS, and OpenLDAP.
Release Notes: This is a major release that focuses on enhanced integration, security, and usability. Crowd's directory permissions now allow finer-grained control, so that you can define the permissions per application. The Group and Role Browsers now display group/role membership. Group management was enhanced in the existing Jive Forums and Apache/Subversion connectors. A new connector lets you integrate your Acegi security solution with Crowd. You can import your Bamboo users directly into a Crowd directory.
Release Notes: This release contains a whole host of new features targeted at implementing OpenID, along with core updates to the Crowd Administration Console. Other enhancements include the ability to import JIRA and Confluence passwords. The Apache and Subversion library performance has been improved with the implementation of client-side caching of approved authentication requests. Jive Forums 5.5 support was added.