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  1. OpenID Connect Support

    While Kentico does support OpenID, "OpenID Connect" performs many of the same tasks but does so in a way that is standardized and API-friendly.

    We have centralized authentication across numerous sites (both internal and external) using OpenID Connect and our Kentico site is the one lone holdout due to lack of support.

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    • .net Core

      Update .net runtime to .net core so we can run on linux.

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      • Replace outdated authentication approach with OWIN & Asp.Net Identity

        Leverage ASP.Net identity and OWIN to futureproof Kentico for .Net 5. Approach / Benefits:

        OWIN

        - Replace the Kentico bootstrapping process with an OWIN pipeline.
        - Register Kentico modules via OWIN pipeline, for example the URL Rewriting engine and Kentico’s own Web API implementation.
        - Follows “API-first” ideology.
        - Provides developers with a great deal of control over the pipeline and intercepting requests via custom middleware.
        - Can support backwards compatibility via custom middleware to keep existing features available (like RequestEvents).

        ASP.Net Identity

        - Replace the standard WebForms authentication with Identity cookie uthentication: http://brockallen.com/2013/10/24/a-primer-on-owin-cookie-authentication-middleware-for-the-asp-net-developer/
        - Standardised framework.
        - Free wins…

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          4 comments  ·  Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Marketplace improvement

          I think, that a lot of partners would appreciate some marketpalece improvements.

          1. Marketplace looks very old and has poor promotion from your side.
          2. Full text search missing. I alway have problem to find particular thing.
          3. Filtering by vendor would be nice.
          4. Kentico version like 4.0 are obsolete. No one would be loking for it.

          Thanks

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          • Add .net 4.5 framework async support

            It would be great if support for async requests / methods was added to the internal API, web forms/controls & Kentico's MVC implementation.

            This would obviously be a paradigm shift for many developers but Microsoft has already shown how to manage having both async and synchronous APIs existing side-by-side to allow the most flexibility for developers.

            I realize that Kentico makes great use of caching which helps alleviate heavy loads on the database but there are times, with highly dynamic sites, where querying the database is required.

            Business logic calls to System.Net.WebClient would also benefit from utilizing a full async…

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              5 comments  ·  Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Hi, Thank you very much for this idea.

              Code/API tweaks like this have to be done with caution and piece by piece. I am wondering what concrete scenarios required the async API in some way. Could you be so kind as to describe what did you implement with a need of async API?

              Maybe an async version of ObjectQuery could be just enough.

              Thank you

              Regards,

              Michal Kadak
              Platform Product Owner

            • SASS Support for Editor

              The text editor in Kentico 8 supports a lot of different languages and markup, but it'd be nice if it supported SASS.

              Everything I've read points to SASS being more prominent than LESS, and with the ability to create a CSS Preprocesser the most limiting part is that the editor makes a mess of the colors when trying to use SASS syntax.

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              • Get files url with native extensions (image.jpg and not image.aspx)

                We need to be able to get the files url with native extensions example ****/image.jpg and not .aspx.
                we need this to be used with third party sites, for example we are not able to share an image using Facebook as it sees it as a webpage and not an image, so it doesn't generate preview for it.
                In the other hand we are facing the same issue with a 3rd party pdf viewer that we are using.

                So allowing the developer to access the url with the native extension will be a great help.

                thank you

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                  4 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Hello to all supporters!

                  We are currently looking for a way how to move forward with this idea.

                  Currently, Kentico should generate correct extensions (.jpg, .png, …) when you turn on extensionless URLs and use the runAllManagedModulesForAllRequests.

                  https://docs.kentico.com/display/K9/Extensionless+and+custom+URLs

                  1. Did you run into scenarios, where this setup did not work for you? Could you help us by providing examples?

                  2. Is setting the runAllManagedModulesForAllRequests web.config key fine for your solutions? If not, can you share some comments?

                  Thanks a lot in advance!

                  David Komarek
                  Product Owner

                • Importing of licence file

                  On the client portal we can upgrade and export all our licences to a text file. However, you don't provide a facility to import that text file in CMSSiteManager. Please add a button under Licences to import and replace existing licences with the new ones.

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                    12 comments  ·  Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Neutral cultures and a default fallback culture

                    Currently you have only one default culture available in Kentico. This option isn't usually sufficient for global web portals, containing content for multiple different languages. Here is the scenario. Let’s have the neutral cultures DE (German), English (EN) and Spanish (ES). Now, these languages can have country (region) specific translations:
                    Neutral language EN:
                    EN-US
                    EN-UK
                    EN-AU
                    Neutral language DE:
                    DE-DE
                    DE-AT
                    DE-LU
                    Neutral language ES:
                    ES-AR
                    ES-CO
                    ES-CR
                    If you now create some content section, which looks like this, with the content translated into languages in the brackets:

                    News folder
                    -News1 (de-de, en-uk)
                    -News2 (de-lu, es-ar)
                    -News3 (de-de, de-at, en-us) …

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                    • Email Templates header and footer.

                      Have the ability to have global headers and footers in email templates. It is a boring job to theme EVERY email on a social site ;-)

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                      • Allow Javascript Files from the CMSSiteManager -> Development -> Javascript Files to be Content Staged

                        Right now there are no staging tasks logged when you edit a Javascript file in CMSSiteManager in Kentico 7. It would sure be nice to content stage these files just like the rest of the objects in CMSSiteManager.

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                        • Provide 'where used' and link checking functionality

                          For users it is extremely hard to keep track of links, pages and images.
                          Especially when the content tree or medialibrary needs to be restructured.

                          I know there is already funtionality which creates aliasses automatically, but in the end that is not a real solution.

                          So it would be great if you could see where a specific document or medialibrary-item is used.
                          This could be done by analyzing the html which comes from the fckeditor.

                          It would also be great if some kind of periodically link checking would be done, so the users get notified if there are any broken…

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                          • auto-select the uploaded package

                            When i update a new package to import, it would be nice if the new package will be selected automatically instead of having to selected it manually. (So many time i click « next » with the wrong package)

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                            • HTML editable text input window in the form tab should be resizeable and responsive

                              There is not the possibility to make the input field for the HTML editable text resizeable. It looks out-of-date on the new screens with high resolution.

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                              • Improve user role permission settings

                                I think the current way Kentico is handling the permissions is not the way to go. I am very surprised that a Role is applied to the Kentico tree (pages) even if I don’t add the role in the tree. We have a large site with multiple editors. Some editors are only allowed to work in one part of the Kentico Tree. Now I have to create a lot of ‘denies’ and when there is a user that has more than one role (for example a website part and a intranet part) I need to create a new role for…

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                                • "Save and Add Another" button in Modules

                                  It would be great if we could add a button for "Save and Add Another" to screens built in in the Module section, just like you can for Custom Tables. Without that button it is a clumsy process to save, then go back a screen to click the button to add new.

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                                  • A Few SEO Options

                                    A few seo options that would be nice to have.

                                    1. When adding a link to an external site, tick box to add the rel="nofollow" tag.

                                    2. Canonical link element. Build the canonical link element settings into the CMS

                                    3. Add a tick box option in the document properties - metadata options page to set the following tag: <meta name="robots" content="noindex" />

                                    4. Add function so you can manage the robots.txt file direct from the CMS. For multiple site installs could some form of rewriter work to allow a separate robots.txt for each site

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                                    • Data Encryption

                                      Allow option to have bizform and custom table data be stored in an encrypted format.

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                                      • Add a culture setting for pre-computing week analytics data

                                        Currently the web analytics of Kentico use the en-US culture to store week analytics data. Which means a week starts on Sunday and ends on Saturday by default.

                                        If a customer uses a different culture such as nl-NL, the graph period selector uses the international standard of Monday as the start day and Sunday as the last day of the week.

                                        Selecting this will however result in a period of 2 weeks, since the weeks are rounded, which can be very confusing for the customer.

                                        Preferably there would be an option to select the culture in which the week analytics…

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                                        • search input search term

                                          Smart Search webpart should populate with the search term, if present. This makes it easily recognized that a search was performed, and if there was a typo, the user would see it within the webpart. This has become a standard in searches.

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