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
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 19.2
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 its presence as 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.
IIS 6 Certificate Installation Driver
Microsoft's extended support for Windows Server 2003 ended in July 2015. Since the CAPI driver is the recommended and compatible method for provisioning to all newer versions of Windows, the IIS 6 driver will be removed from the Venafi Platform in 19.2.
Server Agent Windows 32-bit Support
Due to Microsoft's deprecation of 32-bit operating systems for its server line, Venafi too will no longer be shipping the 32-bit version of the Windows Installer and Venafi Update Packages.
Venafi Platform 19.3
POST Credentials/RenameContainer WebSDK Method
This method provides identical functionality to the much more commonly used POST Config/RenameObject method so it will be removed to eliminate customer confusion and simplify support of the API.
Venafi Platform 19.4
Drop Support for SQL 2012 and SQL Server 2014 Support
Beginning in 19.4, Venafi Trust Protection Platform will no longer support SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server 2014. SQL Server 2016 SP1 Standard will be the minimum version that we support. This is required in order to leverage the Table Partitioning Feature that Microsoft has made available in SQL Server 2016 SP1.
Eliminate Manual Approval option for DigiCert CA
DigiCert has recommended that we update our driver to take advantage of a new "skip_approval" option which streamlines processing on their side for up to a 30% increase in performance. As a result, Venafi Platform workflow will be the only method for requiring human approval of certificate requests beginning in 19.4.
Venafi Platform 20.1
Remove SSH connection method for the Citrix NetScaler driver
In 17.1 we began the transition from SSH CLI to REST API when we updated the NetScaler driver and introduced Onboard Discovery. We continued to support the SSH CLI so customers would have time to migrate existing instances over. After nearly 3 years, the legacy connection method will be removed.
Remove SSH connection method for the IBM DataPower driver
In 17.3 we began the transition from SSH CLI to REST API when we updated the DataPower driver and introduced Onboard Discovery. We continued to support the SSH CLI so customers would have time to migrate existing instances over. After over 2 years, the legacy connection method will be removed.