A new version of MuseKnowledge™ Proxy, 4.4, is now ready and available for download, train and purchase/upgrade. Some of the new features, improvements and bug fixes are mentioned below.
Multi-tenant environments using the same DNS host name for all tenants, but individual IPs for each one are now more efficiently handled as a chaining request to proxy itself on the different IP is minimized for the first source request only. The follow-up rewritten requests are not chained. The outbound IP is set directly to the one assigned for the tenant. This scenario is minimizing the cost for SSL certificates which are now more often required.
Starting with version 4.4 Muse Proxy creates access log files in the same configurable format as that used by standard web servers such as Apache HTTP Server, format which can be set via a % style pattern – an extension to the Common Logging format.
Central Authentication Service (CAS) and Microsoft Azure AD OpenID Connect authentication are now added to the possible Single Sign-on integration scenarios. The Administrator Console is offering guidelines for treating the special case of Azure AD where a different callback type is needed.
The direct authentication SQL module now supports SQL statements to cover more complex scenarios – the old approach of using a single table is still working.
In case of HMAC and IP login modules there’s no end user ID to check against a database and hence nothing to be written in the log file, however, in case of various integrations a special parameter could be received in the request for tracking purposes and it is now possible to configure it.
This new version is introducing redirection to remote Sources depending on the end-user IP (non-proxied links) and on the source ID.
Informal ranges of IPs for authentication to a MuseKnowledge™ Proxy application and for source redirection rules are now supported. All types of rules can be mixed for ALLOW/DENY: CIDR, patterns, exact IP and ranges.
After a mnm.jar update, the existing navigation sessions continue to work with the FIND/REPLACE filters.
The necessary upgrades steps to be done are listed at the end of the MuseKnowledge™ Proxy Setup in case an upgrade is performed over an existing installation.
The detailed list of changes is available in the Muse Knowledge Proxy Release Notes PDF Document and the new features are described in the manuals that are part of the distribution. As usual we offer a Free 30 Day Trial period to fully evaluate the new version of MuseKnowledge Proxy. You can request a Trial License Key by simply filling in our trial request form here.