The improved branding system works directly with cascading style sheets. Customers can copy and modify the sample style sheets, which will enable much greater control over branding. The style sheets are organized to cover the unsecured zone (login theme) and the secured zone (console enterprise theme).
Some other aspects of whitelabelling have also been made easier to work with, for example, the main menu icons are now loaded from individual 30x30 pixel icon files, rather than one composite icon file.
Abiquo 3.6 has better support for small window sizes. The minimum recommended window size for working with Abiquo is 1024 x 768.
As an example of the changes, in small windows, the user’s name and enterprise are moved to a pull-down menu under the User icon in the top right-hand corner of the main screen. This new arrangement ensures that all icons will fit in the main menu bar of a very small window. The following screen captures show the User menu in a large window and small window respectively.
Some small usabilty improvements have been made to the Abiquo user interface in Abiquo 3.6.
When users create a virtual datacenter, and the datacenter only has one virtualization technology, the virtualization technology selector is not shown on the creation dialog.
When a new virtual datacenter is created a default virtual appliance is created in the virtual datacenter. The name of the default virtual appliance is vapp_[VIRTUAL DATACENTER NAME]
You can configure the prefix with the "virtualdatacenter.create.vapp.defaultname" element in the UI language files. See Abiquo UI Client Language Configuration.
Abiquo 3.6 includes improvements to the usability of enterprise management.
The enterprise list is now sorted in alphabetical order.
When you create a new enterprise, Abiquo filters the enterprise list by the new enterprise and selects it. If you remove the filter by clicking on the x in the filter box beside the name:
In Abiquo 3.6, a tenant administrator can edit their enterprise’s public cloud credentials. When authorized, the Edit credentials option appears in the username menu.
The credentials are added with a new streamlined process in which credentials are automatically validated when the user clicks Add account.
This improved dialog has also been incorporated into the Enterprise dialog.
See Tenant Administrator manual: http://wiki.abiquo.com/display/ABI36/Tenant+Administrator+Manual#TenantAdministratorManual-Managepubliccloudcredentials
The Abiquo OAuth implementation has been extended to allow the user to assign privileges from their own user role to the applications that they use in Abiquo.
You can now manage OAuth applications through the user interface.
See UI Labels and click on the "view change" link at the top of the page.