We introduced location awareness in Liquit Workspace 2.x, which allowed applications to be enabled based on the location of the user at that time utilizing package filters. With Liquit Workspace 3.0 we have replaced the location awareness feature with a more feature rich option called “Contexts”. The difference between locations and contexts is that a user session can have multiple contexts instead of a single location. “Contexts” can be used to assign packages and/or assign management permissions based on their contextual information. A context object has access to filters based on the device, session and user objects. Even a scripting option is available to create complex contexts which can’t be solved with the simple editor. Context awareness in Liquit Workspace 3.0 allows you to:
Create custom scripts that allows you to apply object level permissions based on the resources attributes.
Role-Based Access Control Policies as in Liquit Workspace 2.x is still available with Liquit Workspace 3.0.
Attribute based access control within Liquit Workspace 3.0 allows you to:
An individual package can have different package snapshots in different stages, the available stages within Liquit Workspace 3.0 are: Development, Test, Acceptation and Production.
Packages can only be modified at the development stage and can be deployed to development devices for testing purposes, before they are published to one of the other stages.
Which stage gets published to the user is determined by the package entitlements, where an entitlement based on user, group, device or context can be configured within a certain stage.
This allows you to control which users or groups have access to specific stages on a per package basis.
Package staging within Liquit Workspace 3.0 allows you to:
Offline access to your applications allows you to use Liquit Workspace 3.0 without having access to the Liquit environment.
Offline Support can be configured per individual, so applications that have this configured will be available without Internet connection.
Liquit Workspace will run in a limited interface when in Offline mode, so only applications can be started and the user is not allowed to change any personal settings.
There are many more changes and enhancements within Liquit Workspace 3.0 based on customer feedback. Some highlights of the most requested features:
Contexts replaces both the locations and dynamic device collection feature. These can be used to assign user permissions within Liquit and as a means to distribute deployments and packages. A user can belong to multiple contexts, context settings are applied in order.
Categories have been renamed to tags.
Policies replaces roles feature, enabling per object permissions based on their attributes.