Software Releases

Current release: Joisto 2.5.

Joisto 2.5 Release: Released 31 Dec 2020
Version 2.5 – Cloud Release RELEASED ON 31 DEC 2020

The Joisto 2.5 release focuses on cloud deployment support. Joisto has been run in cloud for years and we have had unofficial support for Docker containers. This release refines these features and adds these platforms to the list of officially supported deployment platforms. As usual, this release also adds some minor improvements and features.

Containers

2.5 brings “ready to run” container images of the Joisto Platform. All of the Joisto web applications can be run in a container environment. The images are based on Docker Official Images of Tomcat with some added hardening provided by Joisto.

Kubernetes

Kubernetes provides a system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. Kubernetes clusters may be run on any of the major cloud providers and optionally on-premises.

The 2.5 release introduces Kubernetes as a supported platform for deployment. In addition to having the basic benefits of the K8S platform, we support Kubernetes Secrets framework for managing all the critical credentials (DB, SMTP, etc). 2.5 also supports CPU and memory based autoscaling.

Cloud Storage

Two new cloud storage options are available in the 2.5. These options suit some use-cases perfectly. Please note, that these storage options are meant to store with “one file – one document” model.

  • AWS S3 – Amazon’s iconic S3 storage system is now available.
  • Azure Blob Storage – Microsoft’s offering is also supported.
The best of the rest

In addition to the bigger cloud features we have some smaller improvements:

BCrypt as the default password hashing algorithm

BCrypt algorithm is considered to be one of the best available password hashing algorithms. It is the default (and only) encryption algorithm in the 2.5. For upgrades, it requires some configuration (described in the release notes), but after that it works transparently.

Variable replacement in the configuration files

You can now replace variables in Joisto’s properties files. This can be used, for example, to replace passwords using environment variables.

Joisto 2.4 Release: Released 01 May 2019
HIGHLIGHTS OF VERSION 2.4 RELEASED ON 01 MAY 2019
Document Lifecycle Management (AKA Records Lifecycle Management or Information Lifecycle Management)

The implementation of DLM allows administrators to set up rules to manage document retention and optionally document metadata changes based on document’s age and/or existing metadata.

This feature is designed to help the administrators to plan and implement GDPR (and others) compliant solutions.

Joisto 2.3 Release: Released 16 October 2018

HIGHLIGHTS OF VERSION 2.3 RELEASED ON 16 OCTOBER 2018

Encryption of Documents in ZIP-file system

For performance reasons this option will be available only in one document/file archives.

Document deletor

Allows document and/or metadata deletion by several different criteria.

Customizable password policy

Administrator can define what rules a new password must obey.

API 2.0 Release: Released 16 February 2017

HIGHLIGHTS OF API 2.0 RELEASED ON 16 FEBRUARY 2017

RESTful Web Services API for the system

Information available by web user interface is now available through the API.

Perform queries, retrieve documents and browse archives

The API supports JSON and XML data types.

Authentication update

API users may authenticate by using HTTP Basic Authentication and HTTP Digest Authentication. Form Login, SAML authentication and OAuth are supported.

Joisto 2.0 Release: Released 3rd March 2016

HIGHLIGHTS OF VERSION 2.0 RELEASED ON 3RD MARCH 2016

Responsive Design

Responsive update that also means that all documents can be easily found across mobile and tablet devices.

Simplified User Interface

New interface has been simplified for the user and improved user routines allow faster access to documents for you or your customers.

Next Releases

 

2.6 - planned release time 2021

If you require further software update details or to report a problem please send an email to [email protected].

When reporting a problem provide a description along with any error messages. Our team will contact you to help resolve the issue.

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