Cork, Ireland, 11 October 2021.

Planet Crust, 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 Planet Crust

Planet Crust Ltd, headquartered in Ireland, is the driving force behind Corte, the free and open-source low-code platform and Salesforce alternative. Besides the advanced low-code platform for rapid application development, Corteza includes 100% customizable CRM template, 100% customizable Case Management template and End-to-End Business Automation. All 100% free, open and completely standardized. For more information or an online demo, visit or follow @PlanetCrust 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 or follow @CortezaProject on Twitter.

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