Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Fider 0.7 released with members administration and automatic SSL

1. Add/Remove Members

This feature has been suggested during the month and received a few votes on a short amount of time. This is a really basic feature that we were missing and now we're happy to ship the first version of it on this release.

2. Technical Improvements

This release was all about Technical Improvements. We've removed echo, updated React to v16, increased code coverage, removed other dependencies and refactored a lot of code.

All these changes allowed us to have better runtime and compile performance, smaller repository size and a better code organization.

3. Experimental feature: AutoSSL powered by Let's Encrypt

I've been researching about automatic SSL with Let's Encrypt for a while and finally decided to give it a try on Fider. On this release, we're including a new environment variable called SSL_AUTO. When this is enabled, Fider will use autocert to automatically fetch a free SSL certificate for your application.

Al you have to do is add SSL_AUTO=true to your environment variables. Please note that, because of Let's Encrypt requirements, your application must be publicly available with a valid domain name.

Make use of this great feature and share your thoughts/issues with us through admin@fider.io.

How to update

Running an old Fider version? Don't worry, the upgrade process is just a matter of updating your Docker container to the latest stable image on Docker Hub. Use getfider/fider:stable to make sure you're always running the stable version.

What's next?

It's up to you!

Visit our feedback forum and raise your voice. Tell us what to do next!