API tokens provide users with more control, convenience, visibility and security when providing other services and apps access to their MantisHub.
Here are some of the benefits of API tokens compared to use of passwords:
- Tokens are 32 characters long and cryptographically secure, hence, they are much more secure than user passwords.
- Tokens are generated by MantisHub, hence, they are not going to be shared passwords with any other internet services that the users use.
- Users have visibility on when each token was last used to access MantisHub.
- Users can revoke one of the tokens without impacting others. Hence, can selectively deny access to specific services.
- Users can change their passwords without affecting the validity of the API tokens.
Users can generate API tokens via their My Account – API tokens. The tokens are only displayed once and should be used for one integration. The tokens can be passed in the password field when calling the MantisHub SOAP APIs. Note that it can’t be used to login via the MantisHub login page.
We just rolled out the new MantisHub release featuring our brand new modern UI. The new UI is based on Bootstrap and provides MantisHub with a fresh modern look.
Administators will have the ability to switch between modern and classic UI via the Manage page. The switch will apply to apply to all users for that MantisHub.
At the moment, the modern UI is only available via MantisHub, with the plan to integrate into Mantis Bug Tracker version 2.0.
A new release of MantisTouch has been published with following improvements.
- Support for anonymous access
- Fix bug related to accessing attachments
- Allow users to signup.
- Fixed time zone related error in some environments.
Requires installing the MantisTouchRedirect plugin to enable some of the fixes above to work properly.
MantisHub users already got the update.
All MantisTouch v1.2.0 users are encouraged to upgrade by downloading new package (from same link you got on purchase) and copying over existing installation. For instances older than v1.2.0, checkout the v1.2.0 release post for upgrade instructions.
Here are some of the features included in this release. For a full list, checkout the changelog.
- New look
- Status colors – the status colors are now shown properly when the current language is not English.
- Support for “fixed in version” and “target release” fields
- Added Spanish Localization.
- Misc. fixes.
All MantisTouch users are encouraged to upgrade by downloading new package and copying over existing installation. If your instance is running a version before v1.2.0, then checkout the v1.2.0 release post for upgrade instructions.
MantisHub team has just released MantisTouch v1.3.0 with custom fields support. The support for custom fields has been one of the most requested features, blocking some MantisBT instances from being able to leverage MantisTouch due to their reliance on custom fields in MantisBT.
This is now available to all MantisHub users with the appropriate plans as well as users that has purchased MantisTouch as a standalone offering.
MantisBT has been known for being easy to setup across a variety of platforms due to it being a PHP app that is designed to reduce installation friction. However, often users wanted a quicker way of getting started. They didn’t want to worry about setting up a web server, installing MantisBT, managing it, doing backups, upgrades, and being on point to answer support questions.
As a first step, we offered one-click installs for MantisBT. That helped customers to get started quicker, but they still had to worry about security patches, upgrades and support.
I’ve been working on making this better for a while, and I’m now happy to announce the launch of MantisHub. MantisHub is for MantisBT what GitHub is for Git. It is MantisBT as a service. Allowing users to signup and be up and running in less then 1 minute. They can then try MantisBT for a month and then decide whether they want to continue using it or not. No credit card required until the end of the trial period.
MantisHub also offers MantisTouch for mobile access. Allowing your users to get a mobile friendly interface when accessing your MantisBT instance from any modern phone. Just visit http://yourmantishub.mantishub.com/m/ to get the MantisTouch interface. This is a $100 value.
Through running MantisHub service, the experience of running MantisBT at scale will provide good insights and customer feedback loop that will translate into contributions to MantisBT open source project.