Red Hat
Jun 30, 2017
by Stian Thorgersen

We've just released Keycloak 3.2.0.CR1.

To download the release go to the Keycloak homepage.


Fine grained admin permissions

This is something that we've wanted to add for a long time! Through our authorization services it's now possible to finely tune permissions for admins. This makes it possible to limit what clients, users, roles, etc. admins have access to. Documentation is missing for this at the moment, but will be added in time for 3.2.0.Final.

Docker Registry support

It's not possible to secure a Docker Registry with a standard OAuth or OpenID Connect provider. For some strange reason they have only partially followed the specifications and the Docker Registry maintainers refuse to fix this! Fear not, thanks to cainj13 who contributed this we now have a special Docker Registry protocol that can be enabled in Keycloak.

Authentication sessions and access tokens

In the effort to provide support for running Keycloak in multiple data centers we've done a large amount of work around user sessions. We've introduced authentication sessions that are special sessions used primarily during the authentication flows. There are two main reasons for this. Authentication flows can fairly easily be fixed to a specific node within a specific data center and there is no need to replicate this to other data centers. They are also more write heavy than the user sessions. The introduction of access tokens makes it possible to detach actions (for example verify email) from a user session, which has a number of benefits. More will come in future 3.x releases and by the end of the year we aim to fully support replicating Keycloak cross multiple data centers.

Authorization Service improvements

There's been a lot of work done to the authorization services in this release. Way to many to list here so check out JIRA for details.


We've introduced new QuickStarts with the aim to make it even simpler for you to get started securing your applications and services with Keycloak. The QuickStarts have proper tests as well, which can serve as a reference on how to tests your own applications and services secured with Keycloak. Check out the new QuickStarts in the keycloak-quickstarts GitHub repository.

Upgraded AngularJS and JQuery

We've upgraded the versions we use of AngularJS and JQuery as there where a number of known vulnerabilities. We're fairly certain neither of the known vulnerabilities affect Keycloak, but to be on the safe side we decided to upgrade.

Updated Password Hashing Algorithms

We're still using PBKDF2, but we've added support for SHA256 and SHA512. PBKDF2 with SHA256 is now used by default.

Spring Boot QuickStarter

We've added a new Spring Boot QuickStarter that makes it super simple to get started securing your Spring Boot applications. For more details check out the blog post about it.

Loads more..

  • Partial export of realms in the admin console
  • Redirect URI rewrite rules for adapters
  • Test email settings in the admin console
  • Initial access tokens now persisted to the db

The full list of resolved issues is available in JIRA.


Before you upgrade remember to backup your database and check the migration guide. Release candidates are not recommended in production and we do not support upgrading from release candidates.

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