Introducing Rdiffweb 2.5.0 - A new release to better protect your data

Rdiffweb release v2.5.0

Rdiffweb version 2.5.0 is the result of 4 months of development in collaboration with cybersecurity experts in order to improve the security of your session and the data accessible from Rdiffweb.

Two-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication is a way to enhance the security of your account by verifying your identity by sending a verification code to your email address. When enabled, this additional step is required to log in to Rdiffweb. According to OWASP, two-factor authentication has prevented 99.9% of account compromises.

Access Token

Access token is a new way to authenticate with Rdiffweb REST API. This is the only way to authenticate with it when Two-Factor Authentication is enabled. A new user interface is provided to manage your access token whenever you need it. You may provide a user friendly name for each of your token and set an expiration date to make it more secure.

Active Session

Rdiffweb now allows you to view active user sessions. These identify the list of devices that have access to your account and your data. In order to better manage the devices that have access to your data, you can identify them and eventually revoke their access.

Each user to check the list of his active sessions. In addition, Administrators can also identify and revoke active sessions for all users.

Upgrade to Bootstrap v4 

Since 2014, the graphical interface of Rdiffweb is built using the popular Bootstrap library. This library allows you to quickly create a coherent and functional graphical interface. With this update of Rdiffweb, we have updated this important library to keep up with the latest industry standards and capabilities.

With the Bootstrap update, it is now possible to customize the colors of the Rdiffweb graphical interface to better match your brand image. With the implementation of CSS variables, it is possible to modify the basic colors of Rdiffweb.

Consult the documentation to learn more.


La mise à jour de Bootstrap n'est pas la seule amélioration graphique de cette version de Rdiffweb. Afin d'offrir une expérience plus rapide et plus conviviale dans la gestion de Rdiffweb, l'interface graphique de l'administrateur utilise désormais un nouveau composant DataTables pour afficher rapidement les utilisateurs, les dépôts et les autres éléments. Cette liste vous permet de trier ou de filtrer rapidement le contenu des éléments.

And That’s Not All…

This new version includes other minor changes to Rdiffweb in order to always improve the user experience, the robustness and the security of the application. See the complete list of changes on the Gitlab project page.

Getting Rdiffweb 2.5.0

Rdiffweb software is Free Software: all our code is available for download and can be freely modified and redistributed according to the respective licenses. To install it, we recommend you to follow the documentation.

About Rdiffweb

Rdiffweb is a web application that allows you to view repositories generated by rdiff-backup. The purpose of this application is to ease the management of backups and quickly restore your data with a rich and powerful web interface.

Rdiffweb is written in Python and is released as open source project under the GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE (GPL). All source code and documentation are Copyright Rdiffweb contributors.

Rdiffweb is actively developed by IKUS Soft since November 2014.

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