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New feature - New form input components

There are new default components, such as file upload, image upload, date & time picker, that you can insert in a form. Your data will be posted directly into a model.


With these new components, the possibilities for your form are more open to your creativity!

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New feature - Authentication profiles

Applications are sometimes faced with a complicated login schema to authenticate different user profiles. For example, one profile authenticates with Microsoft ADFS, another with the internal Betty Blocks authentication or username & password. You want to manage and simply apply these different profiles in your application. Therefore we made this new feature called authentication profiles. Here is what we have done:

A quick introduction to the new authentication profiles

A Betty Blocks application can have multiple authentication profiles. These profiles are managed in the new view under Settings. Every application has the Internal Betty Blocks profile. Which means that you can authenticate web pages with Betty Blocks accounts.

Your webuser definition in My Betty Blocks (Settings > Login) is migrated to the new authentication profiles. This has only been done, if a webuser definition was created. The name of this profile is Username/Password by default. We migrated the password's ShaBit length setting to the password property itself, because that setting belongs to that property type. Check out this learn article for more information about what authentication profiles are.

How do I apply authentication profiles? You can use a profile to authenticate web pages with. If your page requires authentication, you have to select which profile users (who enters your page) have to authenticate themselves with. For example your customer portal requires authentication with a username and password profile. In this profile, you have selected a redirect page in case a user isn't logged or the user's session is expired. Users are probably redirected to a login screen. The action which processes the login flow contains a login action event. We have slightly changed this action event too. It now requires a profile to authenticate and to login or logout. We also changed the name of the event into 'authenticate and login user' to be more clear what it does. Please read this learn article for more information about how to apply authentication profiles.

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New feature - Filtered input variables by var:record

We have built a new feature for input variables at actions in the back office: filtered input variables by var:record. You can now use var:record to filter input variables with the kind 'object'. Why? Because filtered input variables by var:record show even more relevant data in the dropdown. We made a short tutorial to show you how it works:

Filtered input variables by var:record in actions

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