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These release notes apply to Kong Enterprise Release 1.5.x and include an overview of new features and updates. For detailed information about this release, including features and fixes, see the Changelog.
Consumer Alerts in Kong Immunity
Kong Immunity detects service behavior anomalies using machine learning. This release extends this functionality with detection of anomalies scoped to specific API consumers. This means all existing triggered alerts now come in two flavors:
- endpoint alerts based on traffic belonging to a specific endpoint
- consumer alerts based on traffic in a workspace for a specific consumer
With consumer alerts functionality, alerts can now be specifically traced to individuals and teams that access APIs. We’ve also made a few improvements to services and routes pages in Kong Manager to account for these alerts. See Immunity Alerts.
OpenID Connect Improvements
The OpenID Connect plugin bundled with Kong Enterprise 1.5.x features several improvements and fixes. The biggest addition is support for assertions on client authentication. The plugin is now able to authenticate itself with the OpenID Connect Providers using
private_key_jwt authentication methods. See OpenID Connect.
Application Registration Beta
The ability for developers to create applications that package together a set of backend services is enabled through the Developer Portal and Kong Manager. The Developer Portal includes a new tab called “My Apps” that allows developers to create new applications (and credentials) and subscribe their applications to specific services/APIs. A new “Portal Application Registration” plugin is available, and added functionality in Kong Manager to provide API owners the ability to approve application access to underlying services.
This feature is currently designated as beta. For beta features, we provide full support only in pre-production environments. See Application Registration.
Apart from the highlighted features mentioned above, this version of Kong Enterprise includes several smaller features, including:
What’s New in the Documentation
In addition to features listed above, changes to the user documentation include:
For a complete list of changes, please see the Kong Enterprise 1.5.x Changelog.