A new skin for Kolab WebAdmin

In the past week I’ve been working on refreshing the look of the Kolab Administration Panel. The user interface hasn’t been touched since it was created. Even though the webmail frontend has a few themes including the fresh Elastic skin. It was really needed.

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Kolab Single Sign On plugin

This new plugin (kolab_sso) adds possibility to authenticate users via external authentication services. For example, if your organization has such a service, users can access webmail with a single click (if already authenticated in the service). OpenIDC/OAuth2/SAML2 are technologies widely described and used in the Internet. So, I’ll just shortly write about what we provide at the moment.

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Mattermost (chat) integration

These days a chat application is a must-have for a groupware system. Kolab did some work in that direction in the past, but that didn’t really give good results yet. So, on a customer request, we decided to try another approach and integrate an existing open source chat application (actually that’s what we usually do). Read more to see how that works and how it opens ways to integrate other chat applications more easily.

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Elastic: Kolab Tags

As I announced I’m working on porting Kolab plugins to Elastic. I just finished working on Kolab Tags functionality. In comparison to the old design we have two small changes:

– tags list is displayed below the folders list as before, but visually it is the same element. It is also not a tag-cloud, but a simple list. The tag-list related actions were put into the Actions menu in the list footer.

– we display tag color by applying the color to the tag icon.

kolab_tags_elastic

We use tags functionality in other plugins, e.g. Tasks and Notes, however all of them use its own tags UI implementation. When working on these I’m going to unify and make them use the same tag-list look/behavior.