Spira v6.4 Released - OAuth Support & Reporting Enhancements

16-Mar-2020 by Inflectra Product News

We are pleased to announce the release of the latest version of our award winning test management SpiraTest system, application lifecycle management SpiraTeam platform, and enterprise agile planning platform - SpiraPlan. The new version (6.4) includes support for enterprise Single Sign On (SSO) using the OAuth protocol. That means you can now connect to Spira using Google, OKTA, Microsoft ADFS and many other common platforms. In addition, this new release has several key reporting enhancements that customers have been asking for.

What are the key features in v6.4?

Check out this news article that provides an overview of the most exciting new features.

Here's a recap of the key features:

Single Sign On (SSO) with OAuth 2.0

When you enable OAuth support in Spira, your users will be given a choice of logging in as normal with a Spira login and password, or using an external "provider" such as Google (illustrated below).

When the user logs in with the external provider, they will be redirected to a web page belonging to that system (in this example below we show okta):

Once the user has logged in with the external OAuth provider, if it is the first time, they will be asked to either create a new (unapproved) Spira account, or link the login to an existing one:

If they already have linked their OAuth account to their Spira account they won't see this page, but instead would be immediately logged into Spira, and taken to their My Page as normal.

What Providers Are Supported?

The released 6.4 version of Spira comes with the following OAuth providers:

  • Google
  • Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS)
  • Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)
  • Okta
  • GitLab
  • GitHub

Depending on customer feedback, we may add to this list in the near future.

Reports Center Enhancements

The other major new enhancement in v6.4 is to update the Spira reports center dashboard to have a new, central release picker. Previously some of the reporting widgets (but not all) let you pick a release to filter the graph by, but it had to be done on a per-widget basis. In v6.4 we have introduced a new dashboard-wide release selection dropdown list. This selection will affect all of the reporting / graphing widgets simultaneously, and will make configuring the dashboard by release much easier.

What is the More Comprehensive List?

To see a full list of all the new features, enhancements and bug fixes in Spira 6.4, please take a look at the Spira 6.4 Release Notes.

How Do I Get the New Version?

For on-premise / download customers, you can get the latest version right away by going to the secure Customer Area of our website.

For cloud customers, you have already been updated this past weekend (Saturday, March 14th - aka PI Day) to v6.4 during our normal maintenance window.

If you are an FDA-regulated customer, you may have  your cloud platform set to have auto-updates disabled, in which case, please contact Inflectra Support to have your cloud instance updated.

What is Coming Next?

To learn more about what was released in 6.4 and what is coming in the next major update - 6.5 please check out the recent webinar:

Webinar recap: Spira v6.5 - Portfolios & Oauth Have Arrived