At Forest Admin, we're working hard on implementing new functionalities and addressing feedback from our users. We've created this document to keep you updated with new product announcements, community stories, and tips on how to make the most out of Forest Admin and low code in general.
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October 2021 🍃
Single-Sign-On (SSO) is now available on Forest Admin 🎉
We’re thrilled to announce that single-sign-on (SSO) authentication, a feature you have frequently requested, is now available on Forest Admin. What are the key benefits, and why should you activate it today?
September 2021 🌳
Build a Tinder-like view on Forest Admin
In one of our recent articles, we took a look at how to create Moderation Views in Forest Admin with the help of Smart Actions and Smart Views. Today, we’ll take a peek at Tinder-like validation views, another similar tool that you can create on Forest in no time.
Onboard new users more efficiently than ever with tags
Forest Admin is designed to be able to scale with your business as it grows. To facilitate it even more, we have recently added functionality to invite new users with tags, which makes the onboarding process much more efficient.
Measure user retention with Cohort Charts on Forest Admin
Blind guessing can’t help you prevent customer churn. Instead, you should rely on Cohort Analysis that gives you a deeper understanding of your customers and helps you answer the most pressing questions.
August 2021 ⛱️
From Lumber to Toolbelt: new CLI changes on Forest Admin
We’ve recently integrated our Lumber CLI’s functionalities into Forest Toolbelt. Now, the Toolbelt is our all-in-one CLI tool for both onboarding and development, which gives you a much smoother onboarding experience and learning curve. We strongly encourage you to switch over to Toolbelt, and this simple tutorial aims to help you with that.
Forest Admin is now fully compatible with TypeScript
Learn how to flatten nested MongoDB fields
We’ve also facilitated the work of those of you who work with databases that have embedded or nested objects within the data, such as MongoDB. In the past, it was only possible to handle nested fields by creating Smart Fields for each of the nested fields and turn them into normal fields. It was not the most convenient way possible, that’s why we’re now introducing the ability to flatten fields in Forest.
Case Study: How Techfugees uses Forest Admin to manage projects supporting displaced persons
Recently, we had the pleasure to interview team members of Techfugees, an international non-profit, supporting displaced persons through its network of volunteers to get access to information, education, health, employment, and social inclusion through technology. We strongly encourage you to get to know this impact-driven organization, and also to read why they have chosen Forest Admin as an internal tool solution.
July 2021 ☀️
Discover changes in Organizations
Do you own many projects on Forest Admin? Thanks to organizations, they can be managed separately but under one roof. An organization is a structure that encompasses multiple projects, allowing you, for example:
to define a single way to login, to create a single invoice for multiple projects,to move projects between organizations and transfer the ownership easily,and more!
By default, each user has an organization called Personal Space that can be accessed from the top-left corner.
Create Smart Action Forms and Dynamic Fields
Smart Actions are one of the most powerful features Forest Admin has. With their help, you can implement your own business logic to be executed at any time at the push of a button, whether it’s something like issuing refunds, or changing order statuses. However, if you want to take your Smart Actions to the next level and implement some more complex functions, sooner or later, you’ll have to set up some Smart Action Forms to go with them.
Create Moderation Views
Depending on your app or business, there might come a time when you’re in need of a system to moderate and validate things such as your products, orders, or other changes to your everyday operations. With Forest Admin, creating such a system is a breeze: in this article, we’ll help you create your own custom Moderation View in only a few easy steps.
Browse your data with the Explorer
Have you noticed the new Explorer tab in your Forest layout? This new feature lets you easily browse through the relationships in your data. Right now, it is available in a read-only mode but soon you’ll also be able to manage records there. We’ll keep you updated!
Case Study: How Raspberry Pi uses Forest Admin to manage resellers and design partners
Raspberry Pi, the creator of famous tiny computers sold in over 40 million units around the world, has chosen Forest Admin as an internal tool solution to manage the network of trusted resellers and design partners. Forest Admin saved Raspberry Pi a significant amount of time and resources by letting developers focus on the core product, and by automating the work of operations teams.
June 2021 🌻
Create Smart Charts
We have recently launched a new addition to our range of Smart features in the form of Smart Charts. Now, we recommend reading this short blog post explaining how to code complex use cases into chart form, and how to create fully customized charts in no time.
Manage roles in the backend
Some time ago, we announced Roles that are game-changers in user permission management. Thanks to our new release, developers can access the role of the user not only in the Forest Admin layout but also in the backend, specifically in the JWT Data Token.
Case Study: How YouSign enhanced their Forest Admin setup with their own security level
Forest Admin has a robust security system. However, one of our clients, YouSign (btw, the company recently announced a €30M Series A round!), enhanced their Forest Admin setup with their own security level. After all, YouSign is the world’s leading eSignature solution, and such services are heavily reliant on the proper security and data protection measures.
Edit Project Settings
This week we made a change in the appearance of Project Settings. Now, they are available from the top-right menu in the settings section.