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What's new and changed in OpenPages

OpenPages® updates can include new features, bug fixes, and security updates. Updates are listed in reverse chronological order so that the latest release is at the top.

You can see a list of the new features for the Cloud Pak for Data platform and all of the services at What's new in IBM Cloud Pak for Data?

Initial release of Cloud Pak for Data Version 4.0.0

The initial version of OpenPages on Cloud Pak for Data 4.0.x was released as part of Cloud Pak for Data Version 4.0.0.

Operand version: 8.203.0

New features
Version 8.203.0 of the OpenPages service includes the following features and updates:
Support for an external database
When you provision an OpenPages instance, you can either use the database that is provided by the OpenPages service, or you use a Db2® database on Linux® that is outside of Cloud Pak for Data.

You might use an external database to meet your organization's data security requirements, for example.

For more information, see Using an external database with OpenPages

Support for tethered projects
If you use an external database, you can provision OpenPages instances into a tethered project (an isolated Kubernetes namespace). When an OpenPages instance is in a tethered project, you can manage the OpenPages instance from Cloud Pak for Data but the instance is otherwise isolated from Cloud Pak for Data and the other services that are running.

For more information, see Using an external database with OpenPages

User authentication and management
OpenPages now integrates with the user authentication and management features in Cloud Pak for Data.
  • You can now sign in to OpenPages by using your Cloud Pak for Data credentials rather than signing in through OpenPages.
  • Create and maintain users and groups in Cloud Pak for Data. Users and groups in Cloud Pak for Data are automatically synchronized with OpenPages. Role templates, profiles, and locales are still managed in OpenPages.
  • Use Cloud Pak for Data to load users and groups from your organization's LDAP server and then give the users and groups access to OpenPages.
  • OpenPages API authentication uses a JSON Web Token (JWT) through Cloud Pak for Data.
  • Integrate single sign-on (SSO) through Cloud Pak for Data.

For details, see Managing users.

Other new features and enhancements
This release of OpenPages includes additional features and enhancements that were introduced in OpenPages Version 8.2.0.3.

For details, see New features in version 8.2.0.3 in the OpenPages documentation.