Info: Functionality Scheduled for Deprecation


Occasionally, we remove functionality from Trust Protection Platform to stay current with emerging technologies and to serve the changing needs of our customers. Some of the more common reasons for deprecating features include the following:

  • Minimal use of a feature by the majority of our customers
  • Technologies that have become obsolete
  • Features that have become too expensive to maintain
  • Changes in our technology road map 
  • Important security enhancements to Trust Protection Platform

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For a list of features that have been deprecated prior to the current release, visit:

Scheduled Feature Deprecations

Although planned feature deprecations are subject to change, the following list indicates which features are planned for removal from upcoming releases of Trust Protection Platform:   

 Venafi Platform 18.4 

 Network Discovery Placement Preview

The Network Discovery Placement Preview feature will be removed from Aperture. After its removal, Network discovery will work more like agent and TrustNet discovery. Upon discovery, items automatically appear in the Policy tree.

.NET Framework update
Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.7 will be required to be installed on Venafi Platform servers..

Cisco ACE Certificate Installation Driver
Cisco announced the end-of-life of this product in late 2013. Cisco’s official end-of-support is January 2019.

Layer 7 Certificate Installation Driver
Venafi's technology partnership ended when Computer Associates acquired Layer 7 in 2013.  There is also not enough market demand for this integration to justify it to remain a native integration for the platform. Customers using Venafi to integrate with Layer 7 should work with CA Technologies or a third party resource to implement an Adaptable integration with Layer 7 load balancers.

POST Config/RemoveAttributeValues
POST Config/RemoveAttributeValues will be removed as a supported method. If misused, this API call can be catastrophically destructive. Config/RemoveAttributeValues was removed from product documentation in 18.3 and will be completely removed in 18.4. Instead, please use a similar API call, such as POST Config/ClearAttribute.

Venafi Platform 19.1

Agent Support for Solaris          

Starting in 19.1, Agent will only support Solaris 10 and later. Support for Solaris 8 and 9 will be deprecated.   

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    Aaron Hixson

    Article updated on June 19, 2018