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  1. Add Properties to MVC Widget Sections

    Kentico 12 introduces MVC Portal, which uses Widget Sections to add structure to your widget placement.

    These structures do not allow for properties to be passed to them to configure the section. This is important because on mobile-responsive sites, you could have a 2 column (50-50) layout that on desktop is 50-50, mobile 75-25, or you could have a 2 column layout that on large is 80-20, medium 50-50, small 100 and 100, etc.

    Along with this many times you want to add a wrapping class to a section to style the elements within it.

    We want the ability to…

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    • timezone display on admin site

      Administration site does not display correct time (as set in timezone settings) except few places like Pages and Reports.

      This must work across the board.
      For example EventLog and Users last login timestamps are useless without being converted to site's timezone.

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      • Add 'non-Binary' to User Gender

        Currently Kentico uses an Integer to store the User Gender with the values 0 / 1 / 2 (Unknown / Male / Female / Other). Given the way things have changed can this be updated to 0 / 1 / 2 / 3 (Unknown / Male / Female / Non-Binary)

        Perhaps you can also add a UserGenderName field, so that non-binary options can be stored as text within that field. For out-of-the-box this can be left null and developers would need to implement based on their requirements.

        As an example Facebook allows at least 56 different string entries for Gender…

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        • Implement support for SAML 2.0

          Officially Kentico only supports SAML 1.0/1.1. Needs to also support SAML 2.0.

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          • setting to default macro to not be signed

            The setting would have the macros not be signed so they would run as the Public user. This could be an issue if working with work flows or unpublished content, as a public user would not have access to that. But for the majority of macros I think the public user would have access and it would be better security as it is being all ran as a public user.

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            • datetimeoffset data type

              it would be great to be able to create datetimeoffset fields in custom pages and custom tables.

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              • Resign macros by user/select user or identity to assign macro to

                During an upgrade you have to resign macros. It would be nice if you could resign all macros by a specific user or Identity. This way it would help prevent security issues. If there are macros that are bad from specific users you can look at them individually.

                If you are resigning macros and can select only specific macros from a user, it would be nice if you could then resign them back to that user or to a specific identity.

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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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                  • Support MySQL

                    With Microsoft removing BYOL support in Amazon AWS running in any other cloud platform (other than Azure) can be extremely costly due to Microsoft SQL licensing. Please Kentico break the MSSQL chains, there's no technical reason to be attached to it.

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                    • Update Kentico's Obsolete GeoLocation Integration to Support GeoLite2

                      Kentico currently uses MaxMind's legacy GeoLite City for their free implementation for geolocation. Kentico also currently supports GeoIP Organization as a paid form of geolocation for more accurate results. Both of these are no longer supported by MaxMind and are no longer being updated. On January 2, 2019, these will be removed from their site entirely. Kentico should consider updating their integration to MaxMind's newer GeoLite2 and GeoIP2 otherwise all of their users will have no way to update their geolocation database. Over time, these databases will become less and less accurate until the built in geolocation in Kentico is…

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                      • Translations correction

                        Our customers are reporting wrong core translations.
                        Would it be possible to make some corrections given that we would provide the list.
                        See example from German culture (incorrect BREITE instead of correct JA)

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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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                            • Disable selected users all at one time

                              Add the ability to disable multiple users at once in the Users app. Currently when you select multiple users you can 'Delete' selected items. I'm looking to just disable them.
                              The use case is where you want your editors disabled in your production environment but they become re-enabled through the staging of objects and data from stage environment to production environment.

                              6 votes
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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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                                • Kentico MVC - More control over URL Pattern for Content Only Page Types

                                  Currently, Content Only Page Types have a single URL Pattern field that is intended to somewhat connect the URL route of a page to the content tree. However, it seems to be limited to just a few simple macros like NodeAliasPath and DocumentCulture for simple URL paths this works. However for advanced URLs it does not cut it.

                                  I would love it if, at the very least, we could execute custom Macros in this property to craft more complex URLs (they currently don't work here based on my testing K10). Or maybe there needs to be some other mechanism to…

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                                  • Automatically generate scheduled tasks for web farms

                                    When you are using web farms, a few scheduled tasks need to be configured to execute on every server. When new servers are created by a rolling update or during auto-scaling, these tasks need to be created manually, or by writing a custom handler to generate them. It would be great if they could be flagged for automatic creation.

                                    The custom handler solution is described here:
                                    http://blogs.jeroenfurst.nl/blog/august-2015/automatically-generate-scheduled-tasks-for-web-far

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                                    • Provide "proxy mode" option for Banned IPs

                                      When Kentico runs behind a load balancer, the Banned IP application is unable to react to the visitor's IP because the requests carry the IP of the load balancer. Microsoft provides a proxy mode in IIS to address this problem. A similar solution in Kentico would be helpful.

                                      https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/iis/get-started/whats-new-in-iis-8/iis-80-dynamic-ip-address-restrictions#configuring-iis-for-proxy-mode

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                                      • Support for OpenID Connect

                                        Support for OpenID Connect.
                                        Although OpenID 2.0 is supported on Kentico, it seems that the newer OpenId Connect is not supported yet. I am sure that in future there will be more clients wanting to implement Connect instead so it would be great if they benefit a native support instead of handling custom external authentications.

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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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