Joomla 4.2.2 Released
Joomla has had support for Web Authentication for some time now and this has worked well since its inclusion. That was until the server of the Fido alliance was no longer reachable due to an outage.
This resulted in Joomla sites trying to contact the Fido alliance server but receiving no response, since the response was taking some time users noticed that their sites were getting slow.
With Joomla 4.2.1, we have new and improved features for bloggers and authors, web designers, extension developers and web agencies.
As more sites were trying to reach the Fido server it became even more difficult to contact the server, causing even more disruptions.
This was a very difficult bug to test for as it relied on a third-party server experiencing problems hence it did not come to light while testing 4.2.1
The Joomla 4.2.2 release comes with the Fido token so we no longer have to contact the Fido server every time we need an updated token. This will improve the load times for your site.
This release continues Joomla 4’s high standards in accessible web design and brings exciting new features, highlighting Joomla's values of inclusiveness, simplicity and security into an even more powerful open-source web platform.
With Joomla 4.2.2, we have new and improved features for bloggers and authors, web designers, extension developers and web agencies.
The highlights are:
With the new keyboard shortcuts, you can save time and become more productive.
There are 9 built into the administrator side of your site such as J + F to jump into the search field or J + S to save
And the great news is that other extensions are able to add their own shortcuts as well. Pressing J + X to get a list of them all. The keystrokes are all sequential, making it more accessible than hitting them simultaneously.
Until now, Joomla only offered ‘Two-Factor’ Authentication; with ‘Multi-factor’ Authentication, we are taking site access security one step further by allowing you to choose different authentication mechanisms to secure your site. You can choose to use a Yubi-key, Web Authentication, a verification code, or a code by email.
The way Multi-factor Authentication works is that you first log in with your username and password. After that, you are presented with another screen to enter your second authentication method.
This means that you will no longer be able to enter your two-factor authentication code on the same page as the login page.
Bug fixes and Improvements with 4.2.2
- Template override link
- Use ellipsis
- User Profile Terms of service
- Rename all User Groups
- Template Override Description
- Template Override Actions
- Do not set a width of 0 in media thumbnails
- Fix shortcut Home Dashboard
Visit GitHub for the full list of bug fixes.
Click here for full release information.
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