Cork, Ireland, 30 March 2022.

Planet Crust, the driving force behind Corteza, is excited to announce a new major release: Corteza 2022.3. 2022.3 adds the search tool Discovery to Corteza, along with Compose-Reporter integration, UI configurations, additional API endpoints, user import/export capabilities and a UI for inspecting server-side issues.

Corteza Discovery

Discovery ads hyperlocal search and global federated search to Corteza. Discovery, which uses Open Search, makes several types of searches possible:

  • Detailed, sensitive or customized searches by external users with limited roles, e.g. a customer reviewing their home electricity consumption or a patient reviewing medical advice.
  • Searches by internal users based on their roles, e.g. based on what data they need to access or on their responsibilities or reporting requirements. The number of roles that can be defined is limitless.
  • Searches across multiple instances of Corteza.

With search enabled, new UI elements that allow searching overall accessible records and data will appear in any Corteza web application. For records that allow record viewing via page blocks, Corteza provides ad-hoc views to present record data.

Compose-Reporter Integration

2022.3 adds integration between the low-code app builder Corteza Compose and Corteza Reporter by introducing the reporter page block to show report data on low code pages.

UI Configurations

2022.3 adds additional configuration for page configuration and general UI, sidebar and top bar settings.

Additional API Endpoints

2022.3 adds API endpoints with a landing page and 404 pages.

User Import/Export Capabilities

2022.3 adds additional import/export capabilities by adding user import and export to the Corteza Admin. Along with importing/exporting users, you can import/export access control and resource translations to the existing namespace export.

UI For Inspecting Server-Side Issues

2022.3 adds a user interface for inspecting and troubleshooting server-side issues.

Other new features and improvements

Other new features and improvements include:

  • Added additional development tools for a better user experience
  • Added additional workflow prompts to redirect to a record create page and to allow record selection
  • Added additional support in workflows for paging over Low Code records
  • Added default workflow step labels when no custom label is provided
  • Added support for record page editing the same way as list pages can be edited
  • Added an “open in new tab” option for links defined in the rich text editors
  • Added delete strategy for Low Code pages when the page has nested child pages
  • Added improvements to resource searching and filtering by adding support for date/time only fields
  • Added support for Record fields to query based on a nested Record field
  • Added support for multiple presort definitions on record lists
  • Added support to define custom clientID and scope when generating JWT tokens from the CLI
  • Added additional media styling for nicer PDF output

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.

About Planet Crust

Planet Crust is the creator of and driving force behind Corteza, a 100% open-source low-code rapid application development, business process management and integration platform for software vendors, system integrators and internal development teams. For more information or to try Corteza on the cloud, please visit www.planetcrust.com.

About Corteza

Corteza is a 100% open-source low-code rapid application development, business process management and integration platform for software vendors, system integrators and internal development teams. Corteza comes with an Apache 2.0 license and all code is published and can be reviewed at https://github.com/cortezaproject. All Corteza code is contributed to the Commons Conservancy Software Foundation. To stay up-to-date on the project, follow @CortezaProject on Twitter.

Corteza 2021.9.8 has been released. It includes the following updates, improvements and changes.

  1. Changed default background colour to white in MetricConfigurator (49a525a).
  1. Fixed count expression function to properly handle the no argument case when typed values are being used (usually when invoked via workflow expressions) (5d7d3aa3).
  2. Fixed improper page blockID assignment on page create (95065f8e7).
  3. Fixed improper page blockID assignment on page create (95065f8e7).
  4. Fixed role management on external auth providers (d679a59).
  5. Append custom args when executing Corredor scripts via Compose REST handlers (2741e3577).
  6. Fixed improper handling of unresolved (type any) values (5ff68c414).
  7. Hide refresh data button when no data is present in MetricConfigurator (8fc446c).
  8. Increase z-index for PageBuilder to avoid toolbar with icons appearing below the Block’s title and description (667a9b0).
  9. Translate messages in errors component (acd5473, 1e933b2, 0af18b1).
  10. Reminders of other people showing up (63b3efe).
  11. Translations of field configurators and calendars (d4a379e, 5f00980).
  12. Relative values with charts (eb5c4c7, 025cfd5).
  13. Fix number of record to be exported in ExporterModal (eb5c4c7, 5f36917).
  14. Add missing input string to integration gateway namespace for admin (eb5c4c7, 64d27e1).
  15. Fixed cumulative funnel chart value calculations (0fbce36).
  16. Fixed improper reporter funnel chart display due to invalid data type conversion (c7ca7d1).
  1. Strengthen reset-password flow with rate limiting and invalidation of existing tokens(d2d0245d5).
  2. Improve attachment validation on size and type for compose uploads (6f19f00b2).
  3. Sanitize back-link on logout page (XSS) (8c0a62284).
  4. Refactor delete all session of user from auth page (23a8b757ee).

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Corteza 2021.9.7 has been released. It includes the following updates, improvements and changes.

  • Fixed set expression function to properly handle types provided by workflow execution (f42d707).
  • Fixed OIDC provider scope string issue (b1572e1).
  • Fixed workflow issues with invoker/runner (c4d80b88).
  • Fixed resource translations for content and automation page blocks (8a8cf42e).
  • Fixed inconsistent NULL order for different DB engines causing paging cursor issues (2be460ee).

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Corteza 2021.9.6 has been released. It includes the following updates, improvements and changes.

  • Added support for RTL direction.
  • Added support for additional arguments when invoking automation scripts via API (91eb88d2).
  • Added support for resource translation on select field options (c72902a8).
  • Added support for SAML signed requests (5e4486c7, 7ec02f6e).
  • Added support for SAML HTTP binding (717cae5c0b, 5cf0597b40)
  • Added option to hide the import button on the record list (cd982a8, 9c85d0b, 874e0b2).
  • Added support for version specific DB_DSN .env variable, simplifying development (c3516dd).
  • Added find and has expression functions (86deaea9).
  • Added sort expr function (be6b572)
  • Added support for multi-value filtering on record lists (d0213cb).
  • Added processing indicator when deleting records in record list (6d47c1b)
  • Refactored workflow execution and fixed runner/invoker logic (92224360).
  • Fixed improper attachment upload permission checks due to partial request parameters (#309, #346).
  • Fixed improper QL argument transformations based on the used database (#308).
  • Fix broken docker container health check on Corredor server (dce30ba).
  • Changed federation locales (91094e44).
  • Refactored minio store and fixed invalid bucket name issue (23a2446).
  • Fixed scrolling when only one pageBlock is added (88f3e72).
  • Fixed translations on password reset (87f08d8).
  • Fixed RBAC rules and workflows not applying after being imported via namespace import (ff6cadc0).
  • Fixed improper handling of empty resource translation strings (resource-translations) (4b264798, 043588f1).
  • Fixed external OIDC for Corteza flow (398242b).
  • Fixed percentage calculation for all types of charts (2b7c949).
  • Fixed field picker system field translations (fa80ade, 485187e).
  • Fixed namespace importing — additional request validation (ca178714b), improve internal resource identification (00dd86fb9, d247ec678, and 8be8be96d).
  • Fixed improper API request content parsing when Content-Type defines character set (d0154cc1b).
  • Fixed improper error handling for the upload component (a0a1ac0).
  • Fixed role-security setting for external providers (05a40ca).
  • Fixed issue with OIDC provider removal (c078808).
  • Fixed queue name matching on workflow onMessage event (79d8a842)
  • Fixed calendar event display for events that span multiple months (4d2f824)
  • Fixed record list filter for number and id fields (3b421a1)
  • Fixed namespace selector overflowing sidebar (b9aa41e)
  • Fixed metric page block field selector options (cb69c80)
  • Fixed chart rendering edge case where the canvas did not yet exist (1b965f8).
  • Fixed centering for the empty record list label (f467e0f)
  • Fixed inline record editor not checking permissions for deletion (f74d398)
  • Fixed improper reminder handling, causing them to sometimes not show (94247f0)
  • Fixed invalid membership fetch for closed roles (88955eb)
  • Fixed column order not persisting for ColumnPicker component (9659d9f, 2b7c949, b53bc6b).
  • Make default value not required for multi fields (aae3f6f)
  • Prefill inline record editor related values (c457679)
  • Disable page deletion if it has sub-pages (67c3b2c)

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Corteza 2021.9.5 has been released. It includes a long list of updates and improvements.

  • The record import via the import CLI command requires you to provide module field definitions along with the record import definitions. The constraint will be lifted in future patch releases.
  • Role security (forbidden, permitted, forced) on external authentication providers (91eb88d2).
  • Workflow functions for attachment management (8a8c7685).
  • OIDC support for corteza (a2091db).
  • Integration Gateway json response postfilter and http request to scope (b0590d2f).
  • JWT generate workflow function (eecf8670).
  • Unix strftime support to gval functions (d5001341).
  • Integer caster to gval functions (3473a267).
  • Added support for role permission cloning (0564fe7, d06cd41, 9bd530a).
  • Added custom processing button (6ec4157).
  • Translations for reporter webapp (6e26d5a, 931011c).
  • Added additional string manipulation functions to reporter expressions (a45c914e).
  • Added support for record import via the import CLI command (96556f54).
  • Translatable content (modules, names, pages, namespaces) is now sent with current language (5bd3bd37).
  • Improve slow performance in some casses with wf-loops by increesing workflow session state flushing from 10 to 1000 (486a5752).
  • Prevent table display elements from crashing if an empty join frame is recieved (f244b7b2).
  • Fixed improper report route bindings (d250827b).
  • Added missing type definition to the report filter perser registry (08ef5ab10).
  • Fixed panicking report filter marshaling when invalid (59ef8da1a).
  • Fixed improper handling of automation page blocks which define buttons with no references (047b647af).
  • Prevent text from exiting container in EditorToolbox (147dcd7).
  • Fixed improper date manipulation functions for reporter expressions (46372f55).
  • Fixed persistent run-as workflow issue after trigger removal (87f08d8b).
  • Fix access control checks on UI (e902382).
  • Fix user role membership picker (cadb6e1).
  • Fix module field order changing when you navigated to all records (3525ef8).
  • Fix record and user selector editors not rendering properly (09bca49).
  • Fix display element configurator options form not resetting properly (6b33655).
  • Broken translations on password reset (87f08d8)
  • Prevent error message from being transformed by toLowerCase() 32e9325)
  • Changed chart display element configurator (b553f72).

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Corteza 2021.9.4 has been released. It includes a long list of updates and improvements.

  • Added .env options to control OAuth2 access and refresh token lifetime

  • Added support for base password constraints

  • Added translations for webapp-workflow

  • Added custom processing button

  • Added multi select to workflow options prompts

  • Added warning when workflow triggers paths change

  • Added expandable expressions editor to workflows

  • Fixed improper report filter type casting for ID-like values

  • Fixed default record module field value validation setup

  • Boolean value (record field) sanitization

  • Uint64 JSON serialization in APP_AUTOMATION payloads

  • Fixed invalid data point labeling for radial charts

  • Fixed report table pagination

  • Fixed workflow help shortcut opening when inputting

  • Admin role membership management

  • Update Bluemonday & net packages

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Corteza 2021.9.3 has been released. It includes a long list of updates and improvements.

  • All user’s access tokens are now removed after password change (01577191).
  • Fixed improper page block ref validation for yaml encode (5afc715f).
  • Fixed unstable RBAC check that was caused by more complex setup of roles and RBAC rules (a385fe1c).
  • Fixed multi value required field errors (a5e4fb21).
  • Fixed display elements configurator sometimes not loading correct information when switching between elements (b8121e5).

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Corteza 2021.9.2 has been released. It includes a long list of updates and improvements.

Important upgrade notes: if you wish to enable functions for workflow – action log interaction, the ACTIONLOG_ENABLE_WORKFLOW_FUNCTIONS .env variable must be set.

  • Added a user interface to configure SMTP setting; such configuration does not require server restart (0b69d1a2, 20a85d8).
  • Added support for workflow – action log interaction (search, create) (1014f53a).
  • Added support for server plugins (614d2b30).
  • Added workflow import note (9d98170).
  • Compose module fields no longer accept reserved system names — recordID, ownedBy, createdBy, createdAt, updatedBy, updatedAt, deletedBy, and deletedAt (20757e58, 20a85d8).
  • Resource translations no longer fallback to base language in case of a missing translations (4cd54a58).
  • Compose webapp now sends Content-Language and `Accept-Language HTTP headers (f8427346).
  • Server source is now built with -trimpath and without -mod=readonly flags (0b02535c).
  • Namespace export no longer preserves logo/icon references (dab413ece).
  • Initial documentation site redesign (14550adf).
  • Fixed boot-level workflow initialization logic which crashed the server if an enabled workflow defined an invalid trigger configuration (415982c8).
  • Fixed workflow saving when the configuration sidebar was opened (6d8796e).
  • Fixed improper Low Code Checkbox labels representation for false values (0330e31, aef1a14).
  • Fixed accent & HTML escaping in translated strings (556ffc5e).
  • Fixed resource translation issues for current language, accents, and escaped HTML (05178c2b).
  • Hide pages if the parent page is marked as not visible (957a9de2).
  • Fixed broken permission setting from Low Code admin panel on module for fields & records (8ae2a48d).
  • Fixed RenderOptions expr value assignment via selectors (445f0ed5).
  • Fixed RBAC rule migration crash on duplicate rules (e8bc6141).
  • Docker container healthcheck (9d7cf23c).
  • Fixed compose false value label (6da6989).
  • Fixed sidebar shadow (4a02d90).
  • Fixed reporter table column reordering (6b25473).
  • Fixed Low Code error when the automation scripts are not loaded (bb94645).
  • Disabled the load button in chart editor (6912fcd).
  • Fixed improper prefilter handling in the chart editor (aeceb35).

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Corteza 2021.9.1 has been released, and includes the following updates and improvements:

  • Added handle/slug error text in Compose (c7f543ec).
  • Extend record export with filter in Compose (1f5d2abf).
  • Added tooltip for Integration Gateway endpoint in Admin (d897ba3d).
  • Added server sorting fields to integration gateway to support UI (c388f8).
  • Added Bytes ([]byte) expression type (614237).
  • Improved colour scheme picker in Compose (211227ba).
  • Open Admin template previews in a new tab (88f05df2).
  • Refactored message bus to conform to RBAC, service and package layer architecture (54b716).
  • Improved Integration Gateway filter handling (c6e3d0e9).
  • Fixed Compose calendar buttons styles.
  • Fixed back-button on record viewer.
  • Fixed Admin compose settings not reflected in Compose (bf9e7064).
  • Fixed for unsupported MIME types error message not showing in Compose (8561dca6).
  • Fixed query handling when exporting records in Compose (78e6d296).
  • Fixed server workflow step duplicate issue (e2e751).
  • Fixed unique constraint matching on resources on server (59ffe7).
  • Fixed: Missing Corteza server image root SSL certificates that caused issues with outbound HTTP and SMTP requests (8b008545).
  • Fixed invalid z-index for record list filter components (6171af5b).

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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.