PhotoPrism Bolsters User Access with New Single Sign-On Feature

PhotoPrism's July update includes support for OpenID Connect for simpler, secure logins, enhanced video support, and more.

PhotoPrism, a popular open-source self-hosted photo management solution with AI capabilities, has released an update, introducing several new features and improvements. Here they are.

The highlighting novelty of the release is that PhotoPrism has added support for single sign-on using OpenID Connect, a widely used authentication protocol built on top of OAuth 2.0 to simplify user access and bolster security.

This new functionality allows users to log in using their existing credentials from other services that support OIDC, reducing password fatigue and enhancing security.

PhotoPrism OpenID Connect
Image credits: PhptoPrism

Moreover, the latest release also includes several upgrades that improve the way users interact with media on PhotoPrism:

  • Video Support: PhotoPrism has added support for MPEG-5 Essential Video Coding, which promises better compression rates, making storing high-quality videos easier without excessive storage space. Additionally, a new filter allows for transcoding 10-bit videos with Intel’s Quick Sync Video (QSV) technology, streamlining the processing of high-resolution video files.
  • Indexing Improvements: PhotoPrism’s July update refines the indexing process, better handling slashes and null bytes in “.ppignore” patterns, ensuring more accurate and reliable photo indexing.
  • Command Line Tools: Users can now manage their local passwords directly through the command line interface, adding an extra layer of convenience for power users.

We must also mention that PhotoPrism has upgraded its backend to Go’s latest stable release, version 1.22.5, ensuring that the platform remains robust against potential security vulnerabilities.

Lastly, the translations for French and Japanese have also been updated, improving the user experience for non-English speakers.

For detailed information about all the changes in the latest version of PhotoPrism, check out the changelog or visit the project website.

Bobby Borisov

Bobby Borisov

Bobby, an editor-in-chief at Linuxiac, is a Linux professional with over 20 years of experience. With a strong focus on Linux and open-source software, he has worked as a Senior Linux System Administrator, Software Developer, and DevOps Engineer for small and large multinational companies.

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