The Inverse team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence v11 - a breakthrough release in network security!
RHEL v8 and Debian 11 Support
PacketFence v11 now fully supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 (RHEL v8) and Debian 11. Both operating systems bring major performance, stability, and security improvements to PacketFence for many years to come. RHEL v8 alternatives such as AlmaLinux, Oracle Linux, and Rocky Linux can be used.
Google Workspace Integration
PacketFence v11 now natively integrates with Google Workspace for LDAP-based authentication. Moreover, PacketFence now provides a Google Workspace Chromebook provisioner to automatically onboard organization-owned Chromebook devices and assign them a role. PacketFence can now also raise a security event when a Chromebook becomes inactive and provides a way to import all activated Chromebooks part of an organization.
Microsoft Azure Integration
PacketFence now integrates with Microsoft Azure Active Directory for authenticating users on the captive portal, the admin interface, and performing 802.1X user authentication using EAP-TTLS PAP. Greatly enhances the integration possibilities of PacketFence in Azure-based Cloud environments.
Automation of Upgrades
Starting from PacketFence v11, upgrades are fully automated. No more scripts to run, database schema changes to apply, and more. This release also provides a way to export your v10.3 installation and migrate to v11 in a snap!
PacketFence now supports forwarding of all database-stored logs. That means that the RADIUS audit log, DHCP audit log, DNS audit log, and admin access audit log can be fully exported to a remote syslog server - ensuring compliance with more security regulations.
… and more!
PacketFence v11 provides additional important features such as SCEP support for Microsoft Intune and AirWatch, Venom tests for Inline L3, massive performance improvements to the admin interface, multi-tenancy improvements, and much more.
Here’s the complete list of changes included in this release:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 and Debian 11 support
Microsoft Azure AD authentication and authorization support (#6380)
Google Workspace integration for LDAP and Chromebooks
Automation of upgrades from 10.3 and above (#6438)
Forwarding support for audit logs stored in database