CloudHub Release 40 – Enhanced Usability for MuleSoft Anypoint Platform

October 27 2014

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CloudHub 40 merges components of MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform (CloudHub and Anypoint Platform for APIs) into a single seamless user experience. In addition, it delivers a host of usability features, including:

  • Advanced identity and access management
  • Support for multiple production environments
  • Application resource monitoring

Read on for all the details.

Unified Platform Experience

Users of CloudHub and Anypoint Platform for APIs can now access all functionality of the Anypoint Platform under one unified user experience with single sign-on – giving them a single pane of glass to manage all their integrations and APIs. MuleSoft customers can now implement solutions that span multiple components of the Anypoint Platform with a unified user experience.

This experience features a new clean, modern user interface. It includes a top level navigation bar to help users easily navigate to different parts of our platform. We’ve also made many usability improvements. For example, the home page now provides quick access to your applications, settings, and logs. It also has a handy summary of application resource utilization and the number of recent transactions processed. While viewing live logs, you can now pause and clear log data, making it easier to debug issues. You can also switch between archive and live modes with a single toggle switch.

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Advanced Identity and Access Management

CloudHub now shares the same account infrastructure as API Platform, as a result, it has gained advanced identity and access management capabilities.

You can now define custom roles for users across multiple environments. For example, you can create a role called “developers” which has full control in development and QA, while retaining some visibility into a production environment for debugging.

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CloudHub now also supports federated identities. This allows you to reuse your user base’s existing credentials (UID and password) to login to Anypoint Platform for APIs and establish single-sign-on with other internal and external systems that are also federated.

Multiple Production Environments

Another highly requested feature is the ability to define multiple production environments. CloudHub Release 40 includes these capabilities, allowing you to create different environments for different groups inside your organization – enabling autonomy and more fine tuned control over application access.

Resource Monitoring

This release includes the general availability of one of our most requested features: CPU & memory monitoring. On the home page, CloudHub now shows usage of workers at a glance, and a more detailed view is visible on the application dashboard. This allows you to better understand when you’re close to hitting your capacity limits and when to upgrade workers.

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Using the new release of CloudHub

In general, you should be able to just dive into the new release of CloudHub, but there are a few things to be aware of:

  • CloudHub will be accessible from anypoint.mulesoft.com/cloudhub. cloudhub.io/login.html will redirect to this URL going forward.

  • If you are using both CloudHub and Anypoint Platform for APIs, we will attempt to merge accounts if the account administrators and permissions are the same. However, if they do not match, then we will not merge accounts since that could result in inadvertently granting access to parts of your organization to unauthorized users. In this case, we will create a second account for you with the postfix “_cloudhub”. For example, if your username was “joe”, and you have accounts in both Anypoint Platform for APIs and CloudHub, then your username for CloudHub will be updated to “joe_cloudhub”. If we do this, you’ll receive an email notifying you of this change.

  • In this release, the underlying roles and permission model in the platform have become much more powerful. Because of this, users will notice that they now have individual roles for each environment.

For further details, please consult the migration guide.

Documentation and Release Notes

Complete documentation and release notes for Release 40 may be found at the links below:

 


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