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Info: Functionality Scheduled for Deprecation

Summary

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 roadmap 
  • Important security enhancements to Trust Protection Platform

See Also:

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

https://docs.venafi.com/Docs/current/TopNav/Content/Release-Documents/Deprecated_Functionality_From_Venafi_Platform.php


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 22.3

 

Venafi Server Agent on HP-UX
We intend to stop producing new releases of Venafi Server Agent on HP-UX (Itanium) with the 22.3 release, making the 22.2 release the the last to include support for the platform.

 

Venafi Platform 22.4

Imperva MX provisioning driver will be deprecated
Starting in 22.4 Imperva MX driver will be able to provision device certificates only. After upgrading to 22.2 existing Imperva MX applications will be converted to Basic applications and retain certificate association. Provisioning certificates in bulk to Imperva MX can be accomplished using the Adaptable Bulk Provisioning job.

WebSDK Authorization Method involving API Keys (End-of-Support)
The WebSDK authorization method that involves API keys was formally deprecated in Trust Protection Platform 20.2 and will no longer be available in code beginning in 22.3.  The "WebSDk" permission that is available on users and groups will no longer be available.  The temporary license key introduced in 22.2 will no longer be available.

Removal of three detail screens from the About section of the Web Console
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In 22.4 the following three screens will be removed from the Web Console About section:

  • Loaded API Assemblies (Scheduled for 22.4)
  • Loaded UI Plugins (Scheduled for 22.4)
  • Third Party UI Libraries (Previously Removed in 22.1)

These screens were originally included to aid in troubleshooting of problems related to the Web Console, but instead were rarely, if ever, used.

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    Aaron Hixson

    Article updated on June 19, 2018

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    Aaron Hixson

    Article updated on April 7, 2020 - Removed items that were deprecated in 20.1 since 20.1 has shipped.  Added Windows Server 2012 R2 to be deprecated.  in 20.2 will lower from supported to compatible.  In 20.3 we will drop support for Windows 2012 R2 completely for hosting installations of TPP.

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    Aaron Hixson

    Article updated on May 12, 2020 - Some deprecation items were moved from 20.2 to 20.3.  Also, more detail was added regarding timeline for deprecating WebSDK API keys now that WebSDK Tokens have been delivered in 20.1

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    Aaron Hixson

    Article updated on August 11, 2020 to remove items that were deprecated in 20.2 since 20.2 has shipped. Also added TrustNet to the deprecation list scheduled for 20.3

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    Aaron Hixson

    Article updated September 29, 2020 to accommodate 20.3 release.  Added Pass-through authentication to the list.

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    Aaron Hixson

    Added IE11 to the deprecation list

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    Aaron Hixson

    21.1 Removed from the list because 21.1 has shipped.

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    Aaron Hixson

    Updated on May 18, 2021 because some deprecations were pushed out to later releases

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    Aaron Hixson

    Updated May 27, 2021 to add VAM nShield to the 21.4 deprecation list.

    Edited by Aaron Hixson
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    Aaron Hixson

    Updated August 3, 2021 to updated versions for Symantec, API Key, and Imperva deprecation versions

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    Aaron Hixson

    Updated September 27, 2021 to add removal of three "About Version" screens from the Web Console to the deprecation roadmap.

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    Aaron Hixson

    Updated October 20, 2021 - 

    • Removed 21.3 from the list since it shipped.
    • Moved WebSDK Deprecation back one release.
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    Aaron Hixson
    • Pass-through authentication deprecation was moved to 22.1
    • Deprecation of support for older code signing clients from 19.4 and older was added to 21.4 list.
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    Aaron Hixson
    • User Portal and User Agent added to the deprecation list for 21.4 release
    Edited by Aaron Hixson
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    Aaron Hixson
    • 21.4 Shipped so removed all scheduled deprecations for 21.4 because they have known been deprecated
    • the VAM nShield deprecation did not happen in 21.4 and was moved to 22.1
    • UniCert CA Driver was added to the list of deprecation for 22.2
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    Aaron Hixson

    Added POST SecretStore/Delete WebSDK Method to the deprecations list for 22.1

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    Aaron Hixson

    UniCert CA Driver was updated for removal in 22.1.  Originally was posted for removal in 22.2.

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    Aaron Hixson

    Imperverva depreciation and WebSDK API Key deprecation both pushed back a release.

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    Aaron Hixson

    Move Server Agent Deprecation for HP-UX from 21.4 to 22.1.

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    Aaron Hixson

    Some of the deprecations slipped out of 22.1 and into 22.2:

    • SecretStore/Delete WebSDK Endpoint
    • Serveragent HP-UX Installer
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    Aaron Hixson
    • Removed Items that were deprecated in 22.1 (released 3 months ago)
    • Updated so it was clear what is scheduled for deprecation for the release of 22.2 (hopefully coming out in a week or so)