Although the last year was very challenging, we have tried to make the best out of the situation and we believe that despite all the obstacles, we have made good progress with the software. Our goal for this year is to build on last year's progress, which is why we are especially happy to be able to already present you HumHub 1.8.0:
### Default Spaces
Without the use of advanced solutions like LDAP, it has always been difficult to assign multiple users to specific Spaces. To create a simple solution for this problem, we have implemented the possibility to add multiple default Spaces for user groups. The members of each group will be automatically assigned to the respective default Spaces, meaning that you will just need to add a new default Space in order to move a group of users into it, instead of moving each user one by one. This feature also works with user groups which were created before the changes were implemented.
### Maintenance Mode
Updates for HumHub are usually easy and quick to install. Nonetheless, in order to prevent users from accessing the software in an unstable state and to prevent them from facing errors messages during the process, we have added a new maintenance mode which can be activated via the admin interface. Once activated, all users except administrators will be automatically logged out and will not be able to log in until the maintenance has been completed. Users will of course be informed accordingly.
### Account Security
We have added several improvements in order to further increase the security of user accounts. It is now possible to force users to change their passwords on a regular basis. It is also possible to activate a login attempt delay, which makes brute force attacks virtually impossible. In addition, we have further improved the ability to grant administrators access to all content.
### And much more...
* Improved Richtext Styles
* Option to hide Members Widget in Spaces
* Added comment permission on profile level
* Added console command to display LDAP attributes of a user
* Added possibility to block modules via the configuration
* Added support for collapsible form fields
* Optimized dashboard streams and Richtext conversion performance
* Improved Richtext preview rendering for activities and notifications
* Added database related checks (Driver, Collation, Table Engine) to the prerequisites check list
As always, a list of all enhancements and fixes can be found in the [Changelog](https://github.com/humhub/humhub/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md#180-march-1-2021 "Changelog") and in the [Release Notes](https://docs.humhub.org/docs/about/releasenotes/release_notes_1_8 "Release Notes"). Stay healthy!