Version History

1/28/2016

Userbooster Light v6.1

SHA-2 Hash Functions For userPassword

More secure SHA-2 cryptographic hash functions (SHA-256, SHA-384, SHA-512) for setting the password in userPassword.

 SHA-512 Hash  function

Favorites Pane

You can now save links to most often-used LDAP entries so that you can later reach any of them in one step.

Favorite links

Visualization of jpegPhoto as an Image

Attribute jpegPhoto is visualized as an image (Data/Report View and Details pane).

jpegPhoto image

Visualization of Audio as a Link

Attribute audio attribute is visualized as a link (the Data/Report View and Details pane), which you can click to play.

audio link

Drag-and-Drop of Attributes for Customizing the View

You can now drag an attribute from the property grid and drop it in the Data/Report View, which allows to customize the View faster and more convenient.

Drag-and-drop of an attribute

Locate Entry in the Directory Tree

A Show in Directory Tree in the context menu over an item in the Data View, with which you can locate the entry in the tree.

Show an attribute in the Directory Tree

10/26/2015

Userbooster Light v6.0

Detachable Profile Tabs

Each profile that represents an open connection to a LDAP profile is now associated with a tab in the main window. You can also click and drag the tab out of the tab bar to a separate window. This not only simplifies the navigation but also makes it easier to compare LDAP entries from different profiles.

Detachable Profile Tabs

Generalized Time Editor

A new generalized time editor allows you to view and edit single- and multi-valued attributes defined with the Generalized Time syntax. The well-known examples of such attributes are whenChanged and whenCreated in Active Directory and createTimeStamp in OpenLDAP.

LDAP Generalized Time Editor

Filter Scripts

In addition to the ability of searching directories using LDAP filters, you can now benefit from new scripting support, which allows you to control the results of LDAP requests before they presented in the window. This makes it possible to perform complex incremental searches based on the intermediate results. One example could be a script that collects all descendant members of a group by finding the direct members of the group, then by searching for the members of the groups found in the first search and so on until all the descendant members are found. The scripting enables you to implement other automation tasks like emailing or writing data to file or a database table.

LDAP Filter Scripts

7/15/2015

Userbooster Light v5.2

LDAP filter validator

  • LDAP filters are now validated so when you specify an incorrect filter, a warning tooltip indicates the error and shows you the position. In some cases (e.g. odd parentheses), the error can be corrected automatically: you only need to confirm this by clicking on the tooltip.
  • In addition to object classes and attribute types, you can now browse attribute syntaxes, matching rules and matching rule uses in the Shema window.
  • When an attribute's syntax is a distinguished name, you can select one or more values for the attribute by using a new Select Entries dialog. For example, the manager attribute of a user, which exists both in Active Directory and OpenLDAP. The dialog allows you to perform a search by attributes with or without wildcards.

3/25/2015

Userbooster Light v5.1

Userbooster Light v5.1

  • Enhanced breadcrumb control features better navigation over the profiles and LDAP entries.
  • Background task cancellation. When a time-consuming operation is performed (e.g. deleting a lot of entries), you can cancel it at any moment (See the Background Tasks control).
  • Fast message log with filtering. The Message Log window is now responsive even when there thousands of entries in it. You can also filter the log by categories, profiles and text.
  • Streamlined user interface. The redesigned Search Panel, consistent user interface relating to export and import entries to/from files and more.
  • Minor improvements and bug fixes.

1/5/2015

Userbooster Light v5.0

Userbooster Light v5.0

  • Completely revamped report functionality allows you to email an HTML report secured with SSL/TLS to particular recipients or schedule this as a task. And that with a couple of mouse clicks. You can also export LDAP entries in different formats (LDIF, CSV, XML, XLS) to a file on schedule, using this as data feed in your business workflows.
  • Reset Password dialog is now different for Active Directory and LDAP servers. The one for LDAP servers comes with different hash methods like SHA so you can avoid using external encryption tools.
  • It is now detected automatically whether the connected server is Active Directory or not.
  • Entry Template wizard has an additional step allowing you to set an RDN.
  • Schema is now in the main window under the tab “Schema”. You can view its content through the filterable grid in the main window and through the Properties window. You can navigate to an element in the schema by clicking the link associated with it.
  • Changed the way you can add an attribute to an entry: empty attributes are now hidden so you should use the “Add attribute” combo box.
  • STARTTLS encryption.
  • Additional export options: Line break, value separator and field separator.
  • Fixed the implementation of referrals and DSA control which worked incorrectly.
  • Profile's read-only mode.

9/17/2014

Userbooster Light v4.8

Userbooster Light v4.8

  • Redesigned user interface layout.
  • Search pane allows you to search particular attributes for particular a string with and without wildcards.
  • Details pane in the Properties grid.
  • Schema cache.
  • Report view integrated into the Entries window.
  • Restore Deleted Objects for Active Directory.
  • Children of an entry in the tree can be sorted.
  • View can be customized by specifying a LDAP filter, attributes, sort order of attributes and autofit columns.
  • LDAP filter colorized.
  • Profile Assistant simplified.
  • Performance increased.
  • Licensing changed to a Single License and to an Unlimited License. The former permits you as a license holder to install a copy of the product to single computer for accessing and working with any number of directory servers.

5/15/2013

Userbooster Light v.4.6

Export all or selected attributes

When you export objects to a file, Userbooster Light on Windows now allows you to export all attributes or only those visible in the main grid, which makes it more flexible when it comes to analyzing data.

Export all or selected attributes

Userbooster for iPhone and iPad

Userbooster is now available for iOS users, those who own iPhone and iPad. You can see the screenshots on our website (iPhone and iPad) or purchase the application directly in iStore.

Windows, iPhone and iPad editions

Common configuration file for all Userbooster editions

All three editions have the same configuration file so you can synchronize the Userbooster settings between your devices via http/https or email.

1/16/2013

Userbooster Light v.4.5

Redesigned Object Properties grid

The object property grid displays all or filtered attributes for one or more objects. The content representation of an attribute is defined by the schema associated with the current profile.

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The read-only attributes are grayed out and you can even hide them by unchecking Show Read-Only attributes in the Attribute filter menu.

A tooltip provides on-the-fly information about the attribute.

New and updated attribute editors

Each attribute in the schema has its own type. The updated collection of in-place editors in Userbooster allows you to view and manage attributes of any type in a convenient way. The mostly-used types have their own specialized editors. For other attributes, you can use a binary editor. All the editors support placeholders.

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Creation of new objects

With the new version, you can create an object supported by the schema directly or through a template. In the latter case, you create a template for particular type (specified by a defined number of object classes) and then you have a dialog for creating objects of that type.

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Task Scheduler

You can now automate creation of LDAP reports (including sending reports by email) with a Task Scheduler.

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Export changes instantly

From now on, two modes of saving changes (to a server or a file) are supported: Instant and on demand. The former, which is default, means that a change to an attribute is immediately applied to the destination. The later means that you can change a number of attributes and then save all these changes at once by clicking the Save modified items button.

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Changes preview

When the instant save is off, you make changes to more than one attribute and to more than one object. When you save the changes, you can now get the detailed information on those objects and attributes. You can also postpone changes to particular object and/or attributes until later.

Quick Filter control

When you need apply an object filter to limit the objects (returned from the server) to a particular object class, you can now do that easier. The most wanted filters are now available in the Object Filter drop-down menu. Alternatively you can specify an object filter in the Profile Settings.

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New scenarios for placeholders

You can now use placeholders in the following scenarios:

  1. Saving attribute values to the current server, to other server or to a file. The placeholder is replaced with the value.
  2. Importing data from a file. If an attribute contain a placeholder (which you can do in advance), you can save the attribute as it is described in item 1.

XML View with template support

The new XML View allows you to see and print out the properties of objects in a customized way.

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If you do not like the current theme or layout you can customize it by adding an xsl file.

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Streamlined navigation

The Import tab has been removed from the Navigation Pane: You can now import and view files in the Directory Architect view. The Directory Architect is improved as follows:

  • It now contains a plain sorted list of profiles.
  • Added a new type of profiles, the file provider, which allows you to work with files in a similar manner as with other directory profiles.
  • Novel is not supported as a separate server type.

Customizable main grid

The main grid contains a list of objects with their attributes shown in the grid columns. You can configure yourself which attributes should be shown in the main grid or even create several views and switch between them when you need it.

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5/24/2011

Userbooster Light v.4.1

  • From now on Userbooster is fully Unicode aware.
  • Added support for logging on to directory servers through Kerberos and Integrated Windows Authentication (IWA). In the latter case, you connect to Active Directories as a logged on user.
  • Improved the way you can edit attributes of multiple objects. When you select several objects, their combined attributes are displayed in the Object Properties window. Now the window contains only those attributes that share the same object class.
  • Unknown attributes in the Object Properties window can be shown or hidden.
  • Multiple CNs are now supported. CNs are now editable.
  • GUIDs and SIDs are now displayed in a readable format.
  • Added a command to export all modified objects to a directory server. That makes it more convenient to save changes made.
  • Statistics in all common formats (XML, CSV, XLS) can be sent through SMTP.
  • Added support for creating/removing mailboxes on Exchange Server 2008/2010.
  • Freeware edition is now available for any commercial and non-commercial purposes.

12/30/2009

Userbooster Light v.4.0

  • Completely changed the way you can view and modify attributes of an object: Now regardless of which view is now active (the Tree view or List view), you work with the same objects. That means if you have modified some attributes of an object in the Tree view and then switch to the List view, you will see the very same object with the modified attributes. This makes it more convenient for you to work with objects using different views.
  • Greatly improved the performance: you can now within seconds retrieve thousands of objects, modify their attributes and export them back to the server. The product is now really scalable in terms of the number of objects and attributes.
  • Streamlined the way you handle particular objects and attributes: you can limit the volume of data by applying an object filter, an attribute filter or both. In addition to a rich set of out of the box object filters, you can create your own object and attribute filters.
  • Date/time attributes are now in the current locale format.
  • Completely redesigned the LDAP Schema grid to make it easier and more efficient to manage the LDAP schema.
  • Added a brand new report wizard that allows you to create printable reports. You can now easily customize the two out of the box report templates or create new ones that meet your demands. Userbooster retrieves data in XML format so you can modify or create your own XSL transformations to control the layout and appearance of objects and attributes in reports.
  • You can now save some frequently-used actions (like Export to Directory Server, Create New Report and more) to scripts on the file system. This allows you to execute a particular script in unattended mode as a Windows scheduled task.
  • Streamlined and redesigned the application's user interface.

5/25/2009

Userbooster Light v.3.5

What's New

  • Added drag-and-drop support for all external file types (csv, ldif and xls). You can now grab a file with LDAP data in Windows Explorer and drag into the Import view.
  • Now the service for managing Microsoft Exchange Post Offices on remote machines is installed through an msi package, which reduces installing and uninstalling the service to a single mouse click.
  • Added a feature that allows you to easily execute in unattended mode all export and import operations that you can normally perform using the user interface. You save the information about what should be exported or imported in a special script and then you can run this script file either by simply clicking on it in Windows Explorer or by executing it from Windows Scheduler.
  • You can now export any supported LDAP schema directly to a csv or xls file.
  • Installation of prerequisite components was merged with the main installation so you will have to go through only a one-piece installer.
  • Added two preconfigured LDAP-Explorer profiles that out of the box allow you to browse public OpenLDAP directories of the University of Michigan.

7/1/2008

Userbooster Light

  • Support of a generic Web-Monitor Any kind of LDAP objects can be visualized in a grid, which supports sorting searching and some filter for the convient presentation of LDAP attributes.
  • Extension of role based profile management for LDAP attributes The catogorized attribute feature enables a fast switching between complete different set of attributes according to the desired information (e.g. telephone book, login properties, etc.)
  • Support of command line parameter Now the program can automatically produce XML. XSL oder other output files without any user interface. This feature is very useful when the program wil be integrated in existing framework solutions.
  • Enhancement of support of placeholder values Additionally to the existence using attribute names as placeholder, now you can define new strings acting as placeholder.
  • Enhancement of configuration of protocol activities The protocol file can now be configured, to save only the necessary informations. This helps to increase the performance executing long term import/export operations.

3/1/2007

Userbooster Version Professional/Light

  • A new professional and user-friendly interface implemented The complete user interface was exchanged to support the latest UI trends and let the user paricipate the most innovative up-to-date graphical user interface.
  • Enhancement of plugin modules The support of IBM-Websphere MQ-Series now allows a direct data exchange between middleware solutions.
  • Redesign of saving of temporary data All configuration data saved in a centralized XML file.
  • Compilation of professional statistics Comparison facilities between the productive directory service and the Offline Repository enable the selective documentation of changes in selected directory structures (who modified what, and when). The display takes the form of the industry standard XML, enabling this information to be made available to other systems without additional effort.

10/1/2006

Userbooster Version Professional

  • Data storage in a relational database All the LDAP objects incl. the attributes of the productive directory service are stored in a tree structure in the form of objects in a database (MS-SQL or Oracle). The elements to be synchronised are selected from the relevant structure by means of filters.
  • Extension of the supported LDAP objectsThe productive directory structure is saved in the form of a so-called Offline Repository
  • Support of time-controlled, periodic actions Planned changes can be prepared in the offline mode, and transferred into the productive directory service at a defined point in time. Recurring activities or defined standards are ensured and automated by means of a synchronisation mechanism.
  • Compilation of professional statistics Comparison facilities between the productive directory service and the Offline Repository enable the selective documentation of changes in selected directory structures (who modified what, and when). The display takes the form of the industry standard XML, enabling this information to be made available to other systems without additional effort.
  • Support of SSL technology The security requirement is taken into account with the support of SSL connections. This also offers the facility of establishing a communications link to the directory service via the HTTP or HTTPS protocol.
  • Web integration This offers the facility of integrating the application into existing company portals.

9/1/2004

Userbooster 2.0

  • Creation of user objects in different directory services A source of different target platforms
  • Excellent administration of user properties An independent basis for further use based on the stored results
  • Flexible design variabler Einsatz des Werkzeuges Variable use of the tool through the efficient use of filters
  • Documentation of all activities All activities are documented in detail in a log file
  • Import capabilities Support of the import of user objects without LDAP support (e.g. Windows-NT4)
  • Compilation of modified statistics Documentation of special attribute of a user object in a CSV file or XML file. The values of an attribute are thereby shown in a readable form. The output can if required be made direct in HTML format (e.g. last password change, object creator, last log-in, etc.).
  • Combination of LDAP activities with API functions Extension of the LDAP modifications with helpful additional functionalities. These include the creation of directories, the allocation of necessary rights within the file system, the support of DFS, the installation of mailboxes, etc.