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DNN 8.0 Release Candidate

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DNN 8 is almost complete.  Later this week we plan to launch DNN 8. Today I am happy to announce that you can get an early peak at what we expect to be in that final build.  Go and download the DNN 8 RC now.

Since we released the Beta in December, the team has been hard at work closing out issues and generally working to ensure a solid, stable DNN 8 release.  In that time we have fixed 113 issues.  As a result we feel that DNN 8 is almost ready to go.

In addition to the bug fixes, we have also added a new preview of the JWT mobile authentication feature.  This feature is designed to make it easy for developers to call web services from any mobile application.  While not a complete replacement for oAuth services, it covers most of the requirements needed for authentication of mobile applications.  Later this year we will revisit oAuth so that we can provide additional options for those who need to authentication applications and users from outside of your website.

As JWT is still a preview feature we don’t expect anyone to start building with it right away, but this is your chance to start providing feedback on it before we lock it down in the 8.0.1 release later this spring.  We will be fully documenting the JWT feature in the upcoming DNN Documentation Center, but in the meantime you can check out the sample mobile application that we wrote.  This mobile app uses the same contactlist service API that is included with the MVC and SPA sample modules.

So go down the release candidate and let us know what you think.


Willem Bonekamp
Upgrade without errors! Upgraded form beta version and now richtexteditor is empty...
Willem Bonekamp Tuesday, January 12, 2016 5:39 AM (link)
Joe Brinkman
Can you clarify... Are you having an issue or not having an issue? If there is a problem then please start a forum thread so we don't use blog comments as a forum. If there is a problem make sure to include the HTMLEditor section of web.config. It should look something like that shown in
Joe Brinkman Tuesday, January 12, 2016 9:53 AM (link)
David O'Leary
It was so nice to have an upgrade process as part of the CTP and Beta releases. Allowed me to truly use these releases throughout the process and provide feedback. I must also say that things have been incredibly stable throughout the process. Most of the issues I reported were minor and/or fringe cases. Great job!
David O'Leary Tuesday, January 12, 2016 6:55 PM (link)
Mike Ryckman
Thanks Joe - looks great! Do you happen to know when we can expect DCC? I've been waiting on a few projects for that and would love to get going with it.
Mike Ryckman Wednesday, January 13, 2016 8:40 AM (link)
Joe Brinkman
@Mike - DCC will be in our June release. We are working to re-architect a number of core elements and also have a number of additional features which we think should be part of the initial release.
Joe Brinkman Wednesday, January 13, 2016 10:32 AM (link)
Daniel Mettler
@mike if you want DCC v.4 today - go for 2sxc 8 ;)
Daniel Mettler Wednesday, January 13, 2016 5:50 PM (link)
Luke Warren
@Joe - I have been struggling to get the JWT tokens to work. I tried to follow the instructions in your mobile example on github but the latest version of DNN does not seem to have all the JWT stuff included.

The DLLs are not in the bin, the web.config doesn't have any auth Handlers registered... How exactly do I start playing around with this feature? Neither the release candidate, nor the realease of DNN8 seem to have the JWT stuff included.

Thanks in advance.
Luke Warren Wednesday, February 3, 2016 9:50 AM (link)
Joe Brinkman
@Luke - You need to first install JWT authentication. Go to the Extensions page and look under the available extensions.
Joe Brinkman Thursday, February 11, 2016 10:32 AM (link)
Luke Warren
@Joe - Thanks so much, I have found it. Great work! :)
Luke Warren Thursday, February 11, 2016 10:36 AM (link)

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