What’s New in 2021.3.0

Autonomous Identity 2021.3.0 is a major release that introduces new features and functionality.

The following major improvements are introduced in this release:

  • Schema Extension. Autonomous Identity now provides UI-driven schema discovery and extension functionality. These features let you add new schema elements, enabling you to fully manage the schema using the Autonomous Identity UI. For more information, see Set Entity Definitions.

  • UI-Driven Data Source and Attribute Mapping. Autonomous Identity now provides UI-driven data ingestion tools to define your CSV flat files. This feature eliminates the need to create nine separate CSV source files from your existing datasets for ingestion into Autonomous Identity. Instead, you can set up your source files and define attribute mappings to input application, assignment, entitlement and identity data into the system. For more information, see Set Data Sources.

  • UI-Driven Analytics Configuration. Autonomous Identity now provides UI-driven analytics settings feature that removes the need to edit a yaml file. For more information, see Set Analytics Thresholds.

  • Improved Infrastructure. Autonomous Identity 2021.3.0 now supports:

    • Spark 3.1. Autonomous Identity 2021.3.0 now uses Spark 3.1 for enhanced performance and security.

    • Improved Architecture. Autonomous Identity 2021.3.0 has a new and updated architecture to allow scalable reads and writes, and improved performance.

    • Updated API. Autonomous Identity 2021.3.0 has restructured and updated its REST endpoints.

  • Improvements to the UI. Autonomous Identity 2021.3.0 has made various UI fixes for improved user experience.

    • Improved Search Menu. The Autonomous Identity UI now provides a search function for administrators to find entitlements, users, or applications. For more information, see The Autonomous Identity UI.

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    • Access through the URL. Administrators can also access a specific entitlement, user detail, or application page using the URL. For more information, see The Autonomous Identity UI.

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    • New Administrator Icon. Administrators can add new attributes to the schema, set data sources and mappings, and configure the analytics settings on the UI. For more information, see The Autonomous Identity UI.

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  • Functionality Changes. Autonomous Identity 2021.3.0 has made changes to the following items:

    • Streamlined Analytics Steps. To streamline the analytics process, the following commands have been removed: create-template, apply-template, validate, audit, create-ui-config, apply-ui-config, and run-pipeline. For more information, see Run Analytics.

    • New Offline Mode Parameter. The vars.yml file now has a offline_mode parameter that you must set to true for single node or multinode air-gapped deployments. For more information, see Install a Single Node Air-Gapped, or Install a Multinode Air-gapped.

    • Updated Hosts File. In this release, analytics are no longer run from a Docker container as was done in previous releases but are directly run from the Spark master over a REST interface, facilitated by Apache Livy. As a result, the autoid-config/hosts file, no longer includes a [analytics] entry. For more information, see Install Autonomous Identity.

    • Expanded API Section in Vars.yml File. The vars.yml file now has additional settings for jwt_audience and oidc_jwks_url. For more information, see see Install a Single Node Deployment.

    • Additional SSO Parameters in Vars.yml File. The vars.yml file now has additional entries for application_owner_object_id, oidc_end_session_endpoint, and oidc_logout_redirect_url. For more information, see Set Up Single Sign-On.

    • Java API Service Support in Vars.yml File. The vars.yml file provide Java API Service settings: auth_enabled, max_memory, mapping_entity_type, and datasoure_entity_type. For more information, see Install Autonomous Identity.

    • New Upgrade Process. The upgrade procedure has been enhanced to update 2020.10.x to 2021.3.0 deployments. For more information, see Upgrade Autonomous Identity.