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security.manager NEXT 1.2 - What's New?

RĂ¼diger Gartmann December 21, 2021

With the release of security.manager NEXT 1.2, we are pleased to announce numerous innovations that will enable many new use cases.

Support for unfederated ArcGIS Server

security.manager NEXT can now also be used in pure ArcGIS Server environments, i.e. without ArcGIS Enterprise Portal. This means that from now on, ArcGIS Server customers who do not run ArcGIS Enterprise Portal can also take advantage of the efficiency savings and security enhancements offered by security.manager.

Web Map Service (OGC)

Another new feature is the ability to protect the OGC WMS interface of ArcGIS Server with security.manager. In addition to ArcGIS Server map and feature services, the WMS option can now be activated in ArcGIS Server so that the access rights defined within security.manager are then also enforced via the OGC WMS interface. This means that applications and clients that are not based on ArcGIS technology can now use security.manager-protected WMS services.

Generic User Information Interface

This new release of security.manager NEXT now offers the ability to access external information stores in order to enhance user information and use it to  extend authorization options. With this extension, security.manager leaves the narrow limits of default user information available within the GIS system and can, in addition, make use of data from third-party systems or data repositories.

For example, this would allow administrators to connect to an externally managed data store that describes how projects are related to users. By making this possible, security.manager can now enhance the user information in the GIS to include which projects they are permitted to access, and use this additional information as the basis for filtering map content. In this way, security.manager access control policies can use this information to ensure that users only see objects on the map that belong to one of their projects.

For this purpose, security.manager uses an OpenAPI interface, for which a corresponding adapter is required to connect to the respective data source. Two sample implementations are available on GitHub to simplify the necessary development of a specific adapter for your individual data sources.

Feel free to contact us to discuss how you can benefit from this extension.

Further improvements

Many other improvements have been incorporated into security.manager NEXT, such as a new editor component for editing access rights within the security.manager web interface, which now also offers suggestion lists and immediate validation, improved usability of the Policy Explorer, clearer error output of the Command Line Interface (CLI), and much more.

To see the new features for yourself, update your security.manager NEXT, or contact us for a live demo.