Version 0.4.0 of RPort released
Another major release of RPort went live today. RPort is an all-in-one remote management suite for heterogeneous environments. RPort is released as open-source software and can be self-hosted.
🔥 What’s new in this release?
Extended filters for parallel script and command execution.
Experimental support of Tacoscript.
Encrypted Markdown documents.
The RPort Client can connect to a list of fallback servers.
Adaptive height of boxes on large screens to avoid scrolling (UI).
Clearer layout of the script loading and saving dialogue (UI).
Tabs instead of sections.
Whitespace and special characters in windows scripts and commands are now handled properly.
Limiting the access to a client to a user group is now working as expected.
The systemd unit file now increases the max open files to prevent rportd running out of files.
Proper handling of special characters in client access passwords.
Fixed endless loop of authentication attempts on the very first login to a new server.
We are working night and day to finish the following features before the end of the year 2021:
Spontaneous remote assistance via screen sharing without a permanently installed agent.
Basic monitoring of CPU, memory, disks and processes including alerting.
Audit log that records all user activity, including script execution.
First stable release of Tacoscript.
Details about the new features
You can now view, sort and filter the managed systems in a table view.
It’s an alternative to the client list on the left side, where all details of the remote system cannot be displayed.
Extended filters for parallel script and command execution
For the parallel execution of commands and scripts, it is now possible to filter the target by almost any value of the inventory. This enables you to execute a script, for example, on all hosts running on the same operating systems or inside a given subnet. Multiple filters can be combined.
If you prefer dark user interfaces over bright ones, give our new dark theme a try.
Experimental support of Tacoscript
Tacoscript is a declarative scripting engine that allows fast and easy execution of common tasks. It’s inspired by Saltstack and Ansible but without the hassle of a Python installation. If you want to try it, activate experimental features on your settings first. Read more
Encrypted Markdown documents
You can now write longer documentation for your managed systems and store it inside the encrypted vault. This allows you to share knowledge with your teammates. This new feature can also be used as a logbook to record manual work done on a remote system.
The RPort Client can connect to a list of fallback servers
In case the main RPort server is not reachable, a list of fallback servers is automatically connected. This is just the first step that enables you to run a high availability setup. Read more