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Device Cloud agent needs to be reinstalled

Last Friday, March 24 and this Wednesday, March 29 we have rolled out updates to WSO2 Device Cloud.

The new features and fixes include:

  • Ability to use Android emulator instead of a real device:

  • Improved device location map rendering,
  • Ability to rename devices,
  • Role filtering,
  • Agent distributed and updated through Google Play Store.

Unfortunately, the previous version of the device cloud agent is not compatible with the changes that were made.

Therefore, if you installed the agent before March 24th, you need to reinstall it:

  1. Uninstall WSO2 Agent application from devices: Settings / Applications / WSO2 Agent / Uninstall.  (Note: If the Uninstall button is grayed out, revoke the administrative rights granted to the application. This is typically done in Settings / Security / Device Administrator but might vary depending on your device model and operating system version.)
  2. Install the new agent by scanning the QR code or following the Get it on Google Play link on WSO2 Device Cloud / Devices / Add / Android – these will take you to the Google Play Store where you can get the new agent.
  3. When you start the agent, make sure to use the Organization Name and Username listed on that page (scroll down the enrollment page for the instructions).

Now, as the agent is distributed via Google Play Store, we manage the agent updates through it. Therefore, you do not need to manually re-install the agent in the future.

Swapping version and context in API URLs

By default, APIs published in WSO2 API Cloud get URLs like http://{base-gateway-URL}/{API context}/{API version}/{API resources and parameters}. For example, if the custom URL that you assigned to your gateway is api.my.domain, you might get something like http://api.my.domain/stats/1.0/countries/us.

But what if you want to place the version number first and have something like http://api.my.domain/1.0/stats/countries/us instead? This is trivial too. Simply type {version}/stats (or whatever your API context is) instead of just stats as the context on the first step of API creation:

And you can remove the version number altogether by selecting the Make this the Default Version checkbox on the 3rd step of API creation:

WSO2 API Cloud is a powerful API management platform that allows you to easily create the exact API program you need!

Multi-file upload for ESB projects

Integration projects can be complex and include multiple services.

In the world of WSO2 ESB, these services are created and uploaded as CAR files.

We have rolled out a nice little Integration Cloud improvement that makes hosting such projects easier. Any ESB app in Integration Cloud can now have multiple CAR files uploaded and running.

When you create a new ESB app or a new version of an existing app in Integration Cloud and you have multiple CAR files, simply browse to each of them one at a time, and the system will get all of them uploaded and added to the runtime:

When you scale this application to multiple instances, each new instance automatically gets all the CAR files that you uploaded.

And you also save money and compute resources because the same ESB instances are reused across the projects.

Happy integrations!

Device Cloud Launched

It is getting better all the time – today I am happy to announce that we have launched WSO2 Device Cloud.

Device Cloud allows administrators to enroll corporate mobile devices (company-provided or employee-owned) and start managing them remotely from the cloud-based console:

  • You improve security: all devices get centrally applied policies and start conforming to your corporate security, lost devices can be located and/or wiped,
  • Save on costs: Device Cloud is cloud-based so there is no upfront investment and just monthly pay-as-you-go plans,
  • Make your employees more productive: employees no longer have to spend time managing their phones and tablets, and they automatically get the applications they need to do their job!

The service is in free beta right now and is scheduled to go fully production later in H1 2017.

At the moment, it still has quite a few “rough edges” and only supports Android devices. But it is based on WSO2 IoT Server, and we will gradually fix all the glitches and roll out the full power of the underlying platform including iOS- and other device type support, and much more.

Check out our tutorials here.

Give it a try and let us know what you think!

Identity Cloud Launched

I am happy to announce that we have launched the free beta of WSO2 Identity Cloud.

WSO2 Identity Cloud is based on the open-source WSO2 Identity Server product. It helps companies set up single sign-on (SSO) from their local enterprise directories to web applications.

You also get a brandable application catalog page for easy application discovery.

As result:

  • You improve your corporate security:
    • Users no longer access web apps when their enterprise credentials are disabled.
    • You can see who accesses which applications.
    • Your password security is enforced across all applications.
  • You make your employees more productive:
    • They no longer have to maintain multiple passwords,
    • They can find the applications available to them.
  • You can reduce costs:
    • Reports let you see which applications are actually in use by whom.

Here’s how you can get started:

1. Log into Identity Cloud,

2. Download the agent to connect the cloud to your local user store,

3. Add applications to the catalog (with predefined templates, uploaded definition files, or manual settings):

That’s it! Your users can access the applications directly or via a nice application catalog page:

See more information in Identity Cloud documentation and let us know what you think!

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