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Meta-mender Kirkstone branch released

13th Sep 2022

The kirkstone branch of meta-mender, Mender's Yocto Project layer, has been released. The main feature of this release is compatibility with the Yocto branch of the same name, which is their latest LTS release. Branches in meta-mender are maintained according the same schedule, which means that the meta-mender kirkstone branch is an LTS release, supported until at least April 2024.

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SAML Federated Authentication is now available in Mender Enterprise

7th Sep 2022

It is now possible to configure your tenant on Hosted Mender to leverage a SAML-compatible Identity Provider (IdP) to identify and authenticate users. Thanks to this feature, users can log in to Mender using their existing credentials (e.g., Azure/Microsoft, AWS, or any other SAML-compatible service.

Setting up Mender as a SAML Service Provider (SP) requires uploading the SAML metadata from yo...

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Don’t be a sitting duck, plan now for Device Lifecycle Management

30th Aug 2022

Google Cloud IoT Core is to be retired, a timely reminder to emphasize the importance of a vendor-agnostic approach to your device lifecycle management.

Last week, came the news that Google plans to retire Google Cloud IoT Core on August 16th, 2023. This gives current enterprise users of Google Cloud IoT Core services less than 12 months to prepare and execute a migration plan.

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Updates of the terms of service for Hosted Mender

24th Aug 2022

On October 10, 2022, we’re updating our terms of service for Hosted Mender. You can review the updated terms here. This update covers the inclusion of a separate Yocto Layer license to comply with the license requirements in the Yocto Project. Please make sure you read the updates to the terms. By continuing to use Hosted Mender after this date, you are agreeing to the updated terms. Thank y...

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Remote OTA Updates for Wind River Linux

22nd Aug 2022

Wind River is one of the biggest enterprise grade Yocto-based Linux providers. In late 2019 they released their LTS19 version based on Yocto Zeus (3.0).

As Mender is also compatible with selected Yocto releases including Zeus, the integration with Wind River Linux just requires some small tweaks to make it work seamlessly. In this tutorial we will describe basic steps required to make both wor...

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