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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Elastic: Status bar for mail compose options on mobile

On mobile the mail composer options and attachments list is not visible from the main screen. To give the user a quick indication of most important options I created a status bar widget on the main screen.

In the future we can add some more icons, but for now there are the most important ones. The paper-clip icon indicates attached files. The other two indicate enabled Enigma’s sign and encrypt options. Clicking on any of them will move the user to Options and Attachments view.

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Elastic: Improved mail composer

It has been noticed in the early usability tests of the new Elastic skin that mail composing page is not very user friendly. We noted quite a lot of different issues there. I started working on these and this includes quite a significant change to the page layout.

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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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