This is the fourth in a series of messages describing new features in Isode R14.4, scheduled to ship in April 2009. You can see all of the messages on this blog relating to R14.4 by clicking on this link
We provide a growing number of Web Applications as a part of our suite of management tools:
- Directory Services Interface (DSI) provides directory access and phone book interface
- Personal Information Administrator (PIA) provides update of personal directory information and messaging preferences
- Internet Messaging Administrator (IMA) provides administration of internet messaging (and XMPP) users and servers, including delegated administration
- Message Operator Interface (MOI) provides message tracking, archive & quarantine management, and statistics
These applications are currently run as application services under Tomcat, and require independent setup and configuration.
Given the growing importance of these tools, it is highly desirable to have them run "out of the box" and we're achieving this in R14.4 by including a bundled application server, so that the Web Applications are installed with the servers and GUIs, and will run immediately.
DSI, PIA, and IMA are "pure" directory clients, and only depend on access to a directory service. MOI is currently a JDBC client of the Audit Database, and uses the Audit Database for authentication. In effect, this makes MOI an independent application.
In R14.4, MOI moves to use directory based authentication, which enables it to be more closely integrated with the other applications. This brings MOI closer to the other applications, and also enables MOI capabilities to be used in conjunction with PIA and delegated administration.