collect Opal 4.5 Released

We are pleased to announce that Opal 4.5 is now available. Opal is OBiBa’s core data management application for biobanks.

In this release:

  • MongoDB driver upgrade: latest java driver is used (4.7 at the time of release). No database upgrade is required, as this driver is backward compatible with older versions (see MongoDB Java Driver Compatibility Matrix )
  • SQL drivers upgrade: latest java drivers are used for MySQL, MariaDB and PostgreSQL databases. No database upgrade is required.
  • Logout with OpenID Connect: the sign-out procedure now cascades the logout action to the external Identity Providers. For instance, if a user authenticates in Opal via an external ID provider (using OpenID Connect), this ID provider session's will be automatically ended after the Opal's one is ended.
  • Logout redirection: it is now possible to specify where the user should be redirected after logout (for instance the institution's home page).
  • Many library dependencies upgraded, fixing some potential security issues.

This release is expected to be fully backward compatible.

This release was possible thanks to the funding of the EUCAN-Connect program.