Cork, Ireland, 11 October 2021.

Crust Technology, the driving force behind the open-source low-code platform Corteza, is excited to announce a new major release: Corteza 2021.9. This release adds loads of new functionality to Corteza. Highlights of this release are added support for internationalization, an Integration Gateway, a new reporting tool, the ability to export and import complete applications create with the low-code platform and an improved UI.

New features and improvement in Corteza 2021.9

Added support for internationalization

Corteza 2021.9 allows you to translate the user interface and any low-code application you build, including locale-specific numbers and date-time formatting. Once translated, the user can select his/her preferred language in the user settings, and use Corteza in their own language. Corteza can have multiple languages activated, which means that each user can see Corteza in their own language, even though they are working in the same app.

Integration Gateway

This version comes with a facility for defining and handling custom API endpoints. It allows you to trivially define new API endpoints for webhooks or custom integrations needed by your business processes, and it’s tightly integrated with Corteza’s visual workflow builder.

Corteza Reporter

Corteza Reporter is a new specialized facility for creating, managing, and running reports. It enables you to create beautiful reports using the data stored in your low-code applications. A report can have multiple data sources, which you can group and join. And in a single report, you can show tables, texts, metrics (KPIs) and charts.

Support for entire low-code application duplication, import, and export

You can now duplicate, import and export any low-code application you build. This allows you to quickly create a copy of an existing app, or develop apps, export them, and share them with others.

Improved UI

The UI of the Corteza has changed to increase consistency, accessibility, and user experience. The most notable changes are:

  • The navigation menu has moved to the left.
  • The top bar now defines shortcuts to the more common operations related to the viewed page.
  • The module field picker has been completely reworked.

Other new features and improvements

Other new features and improvements include:

  • Added a fake data generator that can be used to create placeholder records and users
  • Extended authentication feature set
  • Added support for SAML authentication providers
  • Added *.search RBAC access control operations for all resources
  • Added support for automation which is triggered before or after a user is suspended
  • Extended Workflow features
  • Expended the feature set of the expression engine
  • Improved system setup and configuration flow as well as overall stability
  • Prepared the store infrastructure for cockroachDB support
  • Reworked the RBAC access control facility allowing greater flexibility with resource-specific rules
  • Low Code module, module field, and record RBAC rule configuration buttons are now located under a single drop-down
  • Tweaked system logging

View the full changelog.

How to install Corteza

You can follow the local setup instructions for a local development or demonstration instance of Corteza. If you are looking for setting up a live deployment, check out the extensive production setup instructions. If you have questions, you can engage with other community members on the Corteza forum.

How to upgrade your Corteza instance

To upgrade your instance to the latest version of Corteza, follow our Upgrade Guide. Please check out the important upgrade notes related to the reworks to the internals of Cortza’s RBAC facility.

About Crust Technology

Crust Technology Ltd, headquartered in Ireland, is the driving force behind Corteza, the free and open-source low-code platform and Salesforce alternative. The advanced low-code platform for rapid application development includes fully-featured apps, such as the CRM Suite and Service Solution for case management and End-to-End Business Automation. All 100% free, open and completely standardized. For more information or an online demo, visit www.crust.tech or follow @Crusttech on Twitter.

About Corteza

Corteza is the Digital Work Platform for Humanity. The Corteza project builds a 100% open-source, self-hosted low-code platform for building your organization’s key applications, growing its productivity and protecting its data and the privacy of all those concerned. Corteza is developed entirely in the public domain, including its design considerations and processes. For more information about the project, visit www.cortezaproject.org or follow @CortezaProject on Twitter.

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Corteza Server

  • Workflow stability improvements
  • External authentication provider registration fixes

Corteza JS libraries

  • Fixed broken $authUser and authToken Read more

Corteza 2021.3.8 has been released, and includes the following updates and improvements:

Corteza Server

  • Fixed XSS sanitization on text fields
  • Fixed workflow boot-time race condition with settings notification
  • Workflow handler closure fix
  • Refactored workflow execution – race condition prevention

Corteza Web applications (clients)

Corteza Workflow:

  • Force users to save workflows before building them
  • Fixed onInterval and onTimestamp trigger constraints

Corteza Low Code:

  • Throttle record manipulation API calls Read more

Corteza 2021.3.7 has been released, and includes the following updates and improvements:

Corteza Server

  • Fixed record updating for modules with deleted fields
  • Fixed interaction between read-only module fields and their default values
  • Added validation for Corredor workflow steps
  • Improved record value manipulation from inside workflows
  • Improved system security

Corteza Web applications (clients)

Corteza UI libraries:

  • Added missing invoker when executing client-scripts
  • Reworked auth plugin to selectively clear localStorage

Corteza Workflow:

  • Added validation for Corredor workflow steps. Disables Corredor workflow steps if Corredor is not active; throws error if the steps are already used, but Corredor is inactive
  • Fixed input bug for deferred triggers (timestamp and interval)
  • Reordered workflow and trigger saving to conform with the back-end logic

Corteza Low Code:

  • Fixed record value validation for required, forbidden fields
  • Fixed module and chart sorting by their timestamps
  • Improved record and user selector field state management Read more

Corteza 2021.3.6 has been released, and includes the following updates and improvements:

Server

  • Fixed module field default value validation with required fields
  • Temporarily reverted “fixed filtering with multi-value field”

Compose

  • Fixed the pre-filter for User module fields

Read more

Corteza 2021.3.5 has been released, and includes the following updates and improvements:

Server

  • Fixed federation structure sync, added a response wrapper to API response
  • Added manipulation functions for KV and KV-like types for setting values with dynamic keys
  • Fixed filtering with multi-value field
  • Improved workflow error handling
    • prevent the try-catch step from ending the exec session
    • prevent pre-run validation checks to cycle the exec

Compose

  • Fixed logout issues
  • Fixed Corredor helpers to properly use ListResponse
  • Added federation toast translations

Read more

Corteza 2021.3.4 has been released, and includes the following updates and improvements:

Server

  • Data import:
    • Resolved CSV size limitation issue
  • Auth:
    • Fixed session lifetime when doing external authentication
  • SCIM:
    • Improved SCIM support (removing role/group members)

Compose UI

  • Fixed error handling in namespace editor

Corteza Workflow

  • Added failsafe to prevent infinite workflows due to implicit invocations
  • Improved integration between Corteza workflow and Corredor
  • Fixed bug where workflow wasn’t being rerendered after save
  • Improved list import error reporting

Admin UI

  • Auth clients & users (impersonation on client_credentials grant type)
  • Hiding of document previews if the render driver is not available

Read more

Corteza 2021.3.3 has been released, and includes the following updates and improvements:

  • Auth
    • Several fixes
  • Workflow
    • Workflow cross canvas copying
    • Added import & export functionality, allowing you to import and export complete workflows

Read more

Corteza 2021.3.2 has been released, and includes the following updates and improvements:

  • Compose
    • Fixed field picker bug where double click didn’t add an element
    • Fixed module fields not respecting field order in module edit
  • Auth
    • Improved auth procedures
    • fixed excessive redirects
  • Workflow
    • Added workflow testing with custom initial scope; A way to test workflows directly from the Workflow builder with custom scopes
  • Admin
    • Added Sessions; a way to easily monitor workflow execution and examine failed workflows

Read more

Corteza 2021.3.1 has been released, and includes the following updates and improvements:

  • Envoy
    • Improved ComposeRecord cross-referencing
    • Improved ComposeRecord self-referencing
  • Compose
    • Fixed improper one-dimensional page block rescaling
    • Fixed bug where record selector default options were not displayed if query existed
  • Auth
    • Improved provisioning of auth clients
    • When possible, keep the user on the same page after auth flow is complete
  • Workflow
    • Swimlanes now need to be double-clicked to open configurator
    • Test workflow overlay is now removed after a change on workflow is made
    • Fixed a bug where stepID’s were reused
    • Improved Ctrl/CMD + S so it works from more places than before
    • Improved creating new workflow “flow”
    • Fixed Test workflow tooltips
    • Fixed typos and bugs in some default CRM workflows
  • Admin
    • Moved Corredor Scripts under Automation

How to install Corteza

You can follow the local setup instructions for a local development or demonstration instance of Corteza. If you are looking for setting up a live deployment, check out the extensive production setup instructions. If you have questions, you can engage with other community members on the Corteza forum.

How to upgrade your Corteza instance

To upgrade your instance to the latest version of Corteza, please check out our Upgrade Guide.

Try out Corteza online

Crust Technology has an online Corteza demo available. In this demo, you can try out the Low-Code platform, the CRM, and more. Alternatively, you can sign up for the Corteza Community Server and try out Corteza there.