TeamSite 6.7.0 has been improved or enhanced drastically against TeamSite 6.5 in the areas of Users, Groups, Roles, and Workflow. It has been improved in the other areas as well which gives quiet a good flexibility to a developer. It makes development quiet fast and easy as in against TeamSite 6.5. The best thing I loved is the workflow modeler that has come in picture. Well I’ll talk about the workflow modeler later in another blog. Lets discuss the new features in TeamSite 6.7.0.
The enhancements or new features in installation are mentioned below:
- OpenAPI is no longer supported or prompted for during installation.
- The first step in role and permission migration is automatically performed by the installation program during the installation procedure.
- The installation program now prompts for the Utility Daemon port.
- MySQL is now offered as a choice for the Event Subsystem database.
The Administration UI has been modified and is available from CCPro for users in the Master role. The Master users can change configuration information, add OS users to TeamSite, create and edit roles, manage groups, view log files, abort the server process, and reset the server.
Users, Groups, and Roles
TeamSite provides five out-of-the-box flexible roles that allows a master user to modify them and/or create own roles. Users are not required to specify a role when they log in to TeamSite. Users and their roles are managed at the branch level. Also as part of defining roles, authority to manage branches and users can be delegated to users with a specific role. Managing branch includes tasks such as creating branches, adding users to branches, determining the role the user has in the branch, and restricting access on the branch. TeamSite Groups can be created and managed similarly as roles. The Actions menu has three new menu options—Manage Branches, Manage Groups, Manage Users—to facilitate these activities.
The enhancements or new features in installation are mentioned below:
- Expand/Collapse All button has been added in data forms to expand or collapse all replicants(Containers). This feature is controlled by UITK
- Replicant Titling: Displays the content of the first replicant in the replicant group’s title. This feature is controlled by the “isTitle” attribute of the element in datacapture.cfg.
- The datacapture.cfg file now has been updated with the following:
- The <root-container> element now has and <choice> as subelements.
- The <container> element now has <choice> as a subelement.
- The <choice> element now has the refid attribute.
- The <label> attribute in the <itemref> element is now IMPLIED.
- The <item> element now has the isTitle attribute.
- The <browser> element now has <callout> as a subelement.
- The <cred> element now has the group attribute.
- The matching criteria for the role attribute of the <cred> element have been redefined to support flexible roles.
- In the templating.cfg file, the <cred> element now has the group attribute.
- Data Record Search: Lets users search an entire data record for data, even if it contains collapsed replicants. This feature is controlled by the UI Toolkit
The enhancements or new features in FormAPI are mentioned below:
The workflows can now be created using the workflow modeler GUI tool. This tool gives you the ability to create the workflows using the drag and drop functionality. Workflow modeler saves a lot of time compared to the earlier workflow development, which used to take days can now be done within hours.
Command-Line Tools (CLTs)
The following new CLTs are introduced.
- iwaccess: Controls TeamSite user permissions for access to files, directories, areas, and jobs. Defines roles that one user can delegate to another.
- iwaccessmigrate: Applies user and group permission entries for configurable roles and delegated administration following an upgrade from a pre-6.7 TeamSite release.
- iwndxwamodificationsbr: Enables or disables indexing of workarea modifications for the specified index branch.
- iwldapuserscache: Generates the tsldapusercache.xml file.
- iwroleadm: Administers configurable roles for TeamSite users and groups.
- iwuseradm: Add and remove TeamSite users, change user attributes, view and set user attributes, and perform other user administration activities.
- iwutildreset: Resets utility daemon configuration settings.
- iwutildstat: Displays active utility daemon operation statistics.
The following CLTs have been revised:
- iwgroup (includes the ability to run as non-root)
The iwutild utility service performs tasks such as executing commands on behalf of trusted clients with impersonation, reading and writing configuration, and reading log files. The iwutild.cfg file can be edited.
OpenAPI and TeamXML are no longer supported.
The enhancements or new features in configuration files are mentioned below:
- The master.uid, administrator.uid, editor.uid, and author.uid files are no longer used. User information is stored in the tsusers.xml file.
- The ldap_roles option in the iw.cfg file has historically contained the name of the LDAP attribute used to store TeamSite role information. This option is now used to store information on whether the user is a TeamSite user or Master and the preferred ContentCenter interface for the user.
- The branch_owner_role option in the [iwserver] section of the iw.cfg file changes the default role given to the owner of branches being created.
- The admin_roles in the [iwserver] section of the iw.cfg file determines the administrable branches of a user.
- The ldapcache_thread_delay option in the [iwserver] section of the iw.cfg file specifies the frequency with which the ldapuserscache.xml file is updated.
TeamSite Search has been enhanced to provide indexing of and searching modifications in workareas of indexed branches. Four new parameters have been added to the
search.properties file. When users perform a search, modified content in workareas will be included in the search results.
Searching across branches or areas can be done using the Content Services API.
ContentCenter users cannot currently search across branches or areas.
Content Transformation Services
Content Transformation Services powered by CambridgeDocs provides a method for TeamSite users to convert Microsoft Word documents to PDF or HTML output. If the
content transformation engine is installed, the Convert menu item is added to ContentCenter menus.
User interface Tool Kit (UITK)
The UI Toolkit has the following new features:
- Role permissions for custom menu items and tabs can refer to custom roles.
- The file templates feature can be enabled and customized for ContentCenter Professional. A file template URL command has been added.
- The default behavior of the ContentCenter interfaces can be further customized:
- The default submission step can be turned off for non-submit wizards (such as copy or delete file) in ContentCenter Standard.
- Searches can now be automatically restricted to not return Data Content Records.
- Complex subsections of forms can now be set to not be automatically expanded when the forms containing them are displayed.