IMPORTANT NOTE ON OPENJDK
Unity requires Java VM to be installed (JRE). Minimum supported version is 8. Unity is also tested on Java 11, which become supported since release 3.0 and becomes a default platform from release 3.2.
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE RELEASE
There are two distribution formats:
- tar.gz bundle which can be unpacked and this way installed in a single directory,
- rpm which can be installed system-wide in the Linux standard locations.
The rpm is build and tested on Centos 8, noarch. It should work flawlessly also on recent Fedora distributions. We may build packages for other distributions in future, however the tar.gz format should be fully portable and is our primary distribution form.
We found couple of issues related to the initial versions of migration (especially the in place DB-based migration) from Unity 2 to 3. Those issues were fixed in version 3.1.1. This post provides more details if you are affected. What is more initial versions of new editors added in Console (authenticators, services and IdPs) caused couple of unintentional changes to the original configuration. Those issues were fixed in 3.1.2 version.
3.4.X RELEASE SERIES
Unity 3.4.0 release brings couple of significant new features.
Finally Unity offers support for hardware tokens. And more, as the support is based on FIDO standard, so all compatible devices and even software like Android OS or Windows Hello can be used for authentication.
Refreshed consent screen
Consent screen was significantly reworked. Technical language was removed, information is end-user oriented, unnecessary data was dropped to have cleaner presentation, also UX was improved.
To take full advantage of the new look and feel make sure to properly describe your OAuth scopes and set logos for the clients (note that OAuth clients logo now uses image attribute type, supporting variety of formats).
Sub-projects support in UpMan
UpMan UI was generally refreshed and aligned with theme of Console. Besides of that a new feature was added: Unity admin can allow selected project managers to create sub-projects on their own. This feature must be enabled on each project and additionally Unity offers new authorization role which needs to be assigned to authorized managers.
Also in Console the groups which are managed via UpMan are marked in group browser.
Admin UI dropped
As previously announced the legacy AdminUI was dropped in this release. Make sure to enable console before the update.
jpegImage attribute syntax replaced by image syntax
The deprecated jpegImage attribute syntax was dropped. All instances will be migrated during update to the image attribute syntax. This change allows for using PNG images (and GIFs) everywhere, as well as improves JPG images quality which was noticeably impacted by the jpegImage.
Upgrade from 3.3
Upgrade from previous release should not be problematic. Internal data migration will be performed. As usual, don’t forget to create a backup before upgrade, and follow carefully the instructions from the Unity manual, related to the upgrade.
DETAILED LIST OF CHANGES
Here you can download all versions from the series and read their documentation: