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JOC Cockpit Release Candidate Now Available

Submitted by sos-admin on Wed, 12/21/2016 - 13:57
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Dec 21 2016 13:57

A Completely New User Experience

Developed following the principles of “Keeping things simple” and “Minimization of clicks”, the JOC Cockpit brings a modern, responsive user interface, web service API and finely configurable authentication and authorization to Open Source job scheduling.

The JOC Cockpit completely replaces and extends the functions of the classic JOC and the JobScheduler Information Dashboard, JID, so that a single interface is sufficient for carrying out all tasks - from monitoring jobs and job chains to checking logs from the history.

The final release is expected to be ready in the second half of January 2017.



The JOC Cockpit is installed separately to a JobScheduler Master. This separation of functions brings better user experience for service operators and allows use of the JobScheduler in security-sensitive and critical networks with the JOC Cockpit capable of being operated in less restrictive network zones than the JobScheduler Master and Agents. For details see Architecture and Technology.

Responsive Design

The JOC Cockpit Web GUI can be accessed from any modern web browser – including those on tablets – and will adjust to the end user device. 

Near real-time Information

The JOC Cockpit's web interface is automatically updated in near real-time. This feature goes far beyond “Winning the war against the refresh button” and ensures that operators are immediately informed of the important status changes, errors, etc. when they happen.

Authentication and Authorization

The authentication and authorization allows roles and permissions for functions in the GUI to be finely differentiated, e.g. to grant application managers access to start and stop jobs and to limit business users to a read-only role.

External applications that access the JobScheduler via its XML Interface now can make use of the JobScheduler REST Web Services that include authentication and authorization.

Authentication can be performed against a directory service that is accessible via LDAP, e.g. Active Directory.


This Release Candidate is feature complete but still requires extensive testing. It is not suitable for use in production environments.

Please install the Release Candidate in a new folder and use a clean database.

Your Feedback is Important

We very much hope that our community will install this new release and provide us with their experience. Please send your feedback to or post to our SourceForge Forum.

Further Information

  • As a starting point see JOC Cockpit User Interface.
  • For details see the JOC Cockpit documentation in the Product Knowledge Base.
  • The classic JOC will continue to be delivered with the JobScheduler Master and can be used for HTTP access to the Master.

Download the JobScheduler and JOC Cockpit