We’re excited to announce the launch of Crowd 1.2, the latest version of our centralized authentication, single sign-on and OpenID application. Crowd 1.2 is a major release with over 70 improvements. This version of Crowd gives sys admins greater control over directory permissions and additional features for use with OpenID, Subersion, Acegi and more.
Taking a look at some of Crowd 1.2’s newest features:

  • 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.

Other enhancements include:

  • Enhanced group management in the existing Jive Forums and Apache/Subversion connectors.
  • A new connector lets you integrate your Acegi security solution with Crowd.
  • And you can import your Bamboo users directly into a Crowd directory.

To take Crowd 1.2 for a test drive, download a free 30 day evaluation copy. If you’re upgrading from a previous version, check out our upgrade notes for more information.
If you’re thinking about using Crowd in your organization, check out our Top 10 Reasons You Should Be Using Crowd.

For further information, read the press release announcing Crowd 1.2 below.

Single Sign-On, OpenID Just Got Easier with Crowd

Introducing the latest version of Crowd — now with increased security and usability

San Francisco, CA (Business Wire) November 29, 2007 — Atlassian today announced the release of Crowd 1.2, the latest version of their centralized authentication, single sign-on and OpenID application. The latest release gives system administrators greater control over directory permissions and additional features for use with OpenID, Subversion, Acegi and more. Crowd 1.2 now allows for greater customization of permissions. Crowd’s new directory permissions allow finer-grained control, so that permissions can be defined per application.
Other new features in Crowd 1.2 include:
• Group and role membership browser that includes tabs to show all principals belonging to a group/ role
• Improved browser for OpenID that allows for easier viewing of your login history
• Group-based authorization added for Subversion
• New importer for Atlassian Bamboo users that allows administrators to copy Bamboo users into a Crowd directory
“Thanks to Crowd’s APIs and the growing number of free connectors to applications such as Subversion and Acegi, Crowd’s appeal has grown wider than we had anticipated. For sys admin types, Crowd makes it easier to manage company-wide permissions,” said Mike Cannon-Brookes, co-founder and CEO at Atlassian.
Nearly 200 organizations around the world rely on Crowd for identity management, authentication, and single sign-on. Pricing for Crowd starts at US$600 per license, making the software affordable for small businesses as well as the world’s largest enterprises. A fully functional 30-day evaluation of Crowd is available at www.atlassian.com/software/crowd.
About Atlassian
Atlassian develops affordable, lightweight software that helps enterprises collaborate better. Its products include Confluence, widely recognized as the most advanced enterprise wiki, and Jira, one of the world’s most popular issue trackers for IT project management. The company has more than 9,000 customers worldwide, including 30 of the world’s top 50 corporations. For more information, visit: http://www.atlassian.com.
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