Tuesday, August 28, 2018

ExCM Extranet On-Prem New Release


We’ve been working on some significant enhancements to Extranet Collaboration Manager (ExCM) Extranet On-Premises and have just issued a new release that is available today!

Here is list of enhancements and fixes in the new release (Release 4.0.3223.1 for ExCM 2016, Release 3.0.8023.1 for ExCM 2013 R2):
  • New “responsive” forms-based authentication (FBA) sign in page and extranet user registration page
  • Added ability to provide a SQL server name or alias in the Extranet Setup Wizard to support non-default SQL Server for the Extranet Directory database.
  • Enhanced the Extranet Directory Web Part to return up to 50 results of extranet sites that a logged-in user has permissions to access
  • Invitation emails now have the option to be sent from a Trusted Identity Provider (TIP) user account, such as ADFS or Azure AD, as well as from a Windows Active Directory user account
  • Fixed a problem where extranet user invitations initiated by ChangeBot could not be successfully registered

Here are a few screenshots that give a glimpse at some of the new features:

Responsive FBA Sign In page

ExCM Extranet OnPrem responsive Sign In page - iPhone

Which works well with an extranet site that uses a responsive theme such as this one:

responsive extranet page - iphone

Here are matching screen shots on an iPad:

ExCM Extranet OnPrem responsive Sign In page - iPad

responsive extranet page - ipad

Enhanced Extranet Directory Web Part

Here’s a look at the enhanced extranet directory web part that is security trimmed to show a user only the extranet sites that she\he has access to, and will show up to 50 sites:

ExCM Extranet OnPrem - extranet directory web part

For existing ExCM 2016 and 2013 customers with support agreements, this new release is available to you immediately at no charge!   Just contact our support department for instructions on how to get it!
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