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MadCap Central, November 2022 Release

MadCap Central adds enterprise single sign-on (SSO) for improved user management, password management, and security compliance.

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Enterprise Single Sign-On (SSO) Streamlines User and Password Management

With SSO, administrators eliminate the need to manually manage users and passwords in MadCap Central.

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User Management

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Password Management

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SAML Authentication

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Security Compliance

SSO for MadCap Central

  • Easy to Set Up and Manage
  • Supports Any Identity Provider Using Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
  • Faster Onboarding Process for Multiple Users
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Accessing Private Sites with SSO

With SSO enabled, users can login to access private sites using your IdP credentials. Users are onboarded as Viewers automatically, eliminating the need for Admins to manually add users to the license.

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In this example, Microsoft Azure is the IdP, and it has been set up to first ask for your email, with the possibility to select other sign-in options (e.g., security key). The login button in the first steps can also be customized in the MadCap Central SSO settings.

Enterprise SSO: Key Benefits

Increase Employee and IT Productivity

Allow users to gain quick and easy access to MadCap Central from any location using SSO.

Strengthen Authentication Security

Leverage existing identity providers (IdPs) to simplify user authentication and strengthen security.

Simplify Admin Tasks

Administrators can rely on the identity provider to manage users and access instead of manually adding and removing users.

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Note: MadCap Flare 2022 r2 is required for SSO integration.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I configure SSO in MadCap Central?

As the Admin for your MadCap Central license, you will work with your IT department to get the required information from your SSO provider. Enter this information into the MadCap Central SSO Authentication Settings tab.

If I have internal users using Azure Active Directory, will MadCap Software’s SSO support our team?

Yes, MadCap Central’s SSO feature is SAML 2.0 compliant.

Is SSO included in a MadCap Central subscription license?

Yes, currently this is included in a standard MadCap Central license, but as this feature expands, it may require a separate purchase for this additional functionality.

What are the basic steps for onboarding users?

There are two options to onboard users when you have SSO enabled.

  1. For private sites, the Admin can send the link to the site where users can log in via their IdP. Users are added as Viewers by default. Once logged in, the Admin can change the role type of the user to Author or SME.
  2. To invite Authors or SMEs using the New User Wizard, the Admin can add users in MadCap Central and an email will be sent providing the option to login in with new MadCap Central credentials or via their IdP.

MadCap Central, June 2022 Release

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Access Enhancements to Projects, Teams, and Users

Several new enhancements have been made to the way that projects, teams, and users become associated with one another.

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MadCap Central's new Access tab Screenshot

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New Access Tab with Expandable Tree View

The new Access tab lets you create connections between projects, teams, and users.

New Project, User, and Team Association Behavior

Associations are now treated separately, so even if one connection is severed, another one remains.

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New Project Profile Overview Tab

A new Project Overview tab provides an easy-to-read summary of your project details.

  • The date and time the project was created and last modified
  • The number of live sites and builds associated with the project
  • The amount of storage being used by the files and builds in the project
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New Security Settings Give You More Control

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Select the number of previous passwords that can be used by your users.

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Specify the minimum number of characters used for passwords.

New Security Settings Give You More Control

New Profiles and Task Board Icons

New icons associated with a task can be viewed and accessed in the Task board.

New icons are now displayed on the Tasks page view.

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By clicking on the icon, a new profile view for the task board is displayed.

New Profiles and Task Board Icons

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New Team Permissions

In addition to user permissions, you can now set permissions for teams.

New Team Permissions

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Previous Releases

January 2022
release:

  • Branching Support for Your MadCap Central Git Repository in MadCap Flare
  • New Git Publishing Features in MadCap Flare including Sending and Receiving Reviews for Individual Branches
  • Branch Manager Dialogue Enhancements for Git in MadCap Flare
  • New Filter Enhancements for Topic Reviews Make Finding Topics Quick and Easy in MadCap Central
  • New Site Profiles Make Managing Sites Easier in MadCap Central

August 2021
release:

  • Streamline Your Review Process for eLearning Content
  • Definition Lists Now Supported in Cloud-based Reviews
  • Add Trusted Domains to Manage Site Security and Display
  • Plus Performance Enhancements and More
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February 2021
release:

  • Full Table Support Now Included in Cloud-based Contribution and Review
  • New Build Profile Dialog Includes Build Details and Actions
  • Horizontal Scrolling in Grids
  • Site Avatars

May 2020
release:

  • Host and Publish Secure Private Output with Password Protected User Access
  • User Types Now Include Author, Subject Matter Expert and Viewer
  • Site Management for Multiple Domains, Vanity URLs and Live Status
  • Create, Edit and Duplicate Site Themes for UI Elements
  • A Completely Redesigned Task Dialog Makes Overall Task Management and Workflow More Efficient
  • Settings and Profile Enhancements: User Settings and License Settings

October 2019
release:

  • Continuously Improve Your Content, Customer Satisfaction and ROI with the Only Data Analytics Solution Built for Your Documentation
  • Direct Publishing from Flare to MadCap Central
  • Lightweight Editor Enhancements

July 2019
release:

  • Streamlined “Send-for-Translation” Workflow for Your Projects and Files
  • New Enhanced Security Options
  • Bulk Invitation of Authors and Subject Matter Experts

April 2019
release:

  • A Completely Redesigned User Interface Makes Managing Content in the Cloud Easier Than Ever
  • Enhancements to Projects, Tasks and Widgets
  • Bulk Invitation of Authors and Subject Matter Experts

September 2018
release:

  • Scan Projects to Find and Fix Critical Issues with a New Project Reports Page
  • Report Widgets

June 2018
release:

  • Use Your Custom Domain Name for Published Output from MadCap Central

May 2018
release:

  • New Cloud-based Editor for Streamlined Contribution and Review with MadCap Flare
  • Advanced Editing and Reviewing Content in the Cloud
  • New User Types: Authors and Subject Matter Experts
  • Preview Project Files with the New Files View
  • Project Linking via Global Project Linking, Runtime Merging, and Multilingual Output

January 2018
Release:

  • Template Manager for Project Checklists

October 2017
release:

  • Customizable Project Checklists to Track Project-Specific Activities and Progress
  • Unlimited Concurrent Live Builds Per Target Using Vanity URL Paths
  • Private URLs for Internal Reviews
  • Exclude Live Builds from Search Engines
  • Project Linking via Global Project Linking, Runtime Merging, and Multilingual Output

March 2017
release:

  • Slack Integration for Notifications