Mashery Support Portals Developer Blog

Portal SSO and Docs Feature Improvement

September 10, 2008

Today we released a few Developer Portal enhancements that are likely to strike a chord with many of our clients. 

  1. Single Sign On using SAML.  Optionally enabled, with an ability to map your user/member information into relevant Mashery member attributes, this feature provides a friendlier experience for developers that already have accounts on your other website.  Give us a call or send a note to support@mashery.com if you'd like to explore enabling it for your Mashery Developer Portal.
  2. Documentation Sorting.  In the Dashboard CMS (content management system), we've enhanced the Documentation feature to allow you to sort folders and pages more easily.  In prior releases, folders would sort based on alphanumeric order, forcing some of you to use numbering prefixes to sort the way you wanted.  You may now drag folders where you wish them to appear in the documentation nav aid.  Sorting is done by your placement, not alphanumeric order.  You still won't be able to drag Documentation Pages into other folders, but we'll get that one later...
  3. Documentation Navigation Aid.  The documentation nav aid has been improved to include previous/next/up controls so your developers may read the documentation more like a book rather than requiring a click on the nav aid page links.  If you wish these controls to be removed from your site, let us know and we'll do it for you.
  4. CMS Performance. Drastic improvement in CMS load performance for large documentation sites.

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