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CA Technologies is continually working to improve our software and services to best meet the needs of our customers. This message is to inform customers of the impact that Microsoft’s announcement on August 7, 2014 to retire support for certain versions of Internet Explorer will have on your organization’s use of CA Process Automation

 

On August 7, 2014, Microsoft made a significant change in its Internet Explorer Support policy.  Effective TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2016, only the most current version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical support and security updates. With regards to CA Process Automation, there are two potential sets of impacts:

 

The supported GA versions (PAM 4.3) of CA Process Automation is compatible with the latest version of Microsoft Internet Explorer (i.e. Microsoft Internet Explorer 11), and customers are encouraged to start using the same.

 

Customers can continue using the prior versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer that are noted as "supported" in the support matrices for supported version of CA Process Automation. However, after TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2016, CA Technologies will no longer provide any fixes, patches, service packs, updates, upgrades, programmatic changes or coverage for any issues resulting from such usage. Customers can continue to contact CA Support after TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2016, for basic configuration, usage, and troubleshooting of CA Process Automation with Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9, or 10 on an “as is” basis. If a workaround cannot be determined, the customer understands that their problem will be deemed “irresolvable.”

 

At this time, we encourage you to plan for the impacts listed above. As a reminder, CA Process Automation also supports versions of other browsers - Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome - as noted in the support matrices of the supported GA versions.

 

If you have any questions regarding the support schedule, please contact CA Process Automation Technical Support.

 

Your success is very important to us, and we look forward to continuing our successful partnership with you.

Due to some business reasons, CA Process Automation 5.0 has been renamed to CA Process Automation 4.3 and we would have another media labeled Developer Kit to include CA Process Automation Solutions Suite 1.0 and CA Process Automation Connector SDK 1.0.

Feel free to reach out to me or Mark.Sigler@ca.com for more information.

 

Customer Validation Program

CA is pleased to invite you to participate in the CA Process Automation Validation Program. Your participation offers you the ability to validate/access Pre-Release CA Software for CA Process Automation in your own environment, allowing you to provide feedback on product enhancements, quality, and the Validation Program.

Your contribution to this critical product access and testing cycle is directly related to the success of the generally available (GA) release of CA products and ensures we deliver solutions that are ready to meet your real-world requirements.

As a participant in this Program, you will communicate directly with the Product Research and Development team to investigate and address any reported problems, questions, or comments.

To participate, you should be willing to:

  • Register in our validation community website and agree to the usual non-disclosure terms.
  • Set aside the time required to properly test the features of interest, and provide written feedback.
  • Attend the scheduled online presentation and demonstration events, depending on your time zone (calendar files provided once you register)
  • At the end of the beta program indicate your overall satisfaction by filling out a brief survey

 

If you have any questions feel free to reach out to Vinay.Chittimilla@ca.com or Mark.Sigler@ca.com

 

In case you are not able to access the hyperlinks, please copy paste the below URL in any browser to register

http://validate.ca.com/callout/?callid=5B3AF1BFDFB44616867FB41A4A6EEE09

Register now

 

CA Process Automation r4.3  Beta Validation Program

 

Important Links

Below links are accessible only after registering to the program

 

Access PAM 4.3 Beta build

 

PAM 4.3 Key features

 

System Requirements

 

Getting started with PAM 4.3

 

Request access for PAM Beta Community

 

Demo Videos

 

Known Issues


Thanks.

 

Vinay Chittimilla
Sr. Product Manager, Automation Portfolio
Vinay.Chittimilla@ca.com
Tel    : 91-040-66878276

Mob : 91-9963715234

Life is like a Boxing ring. Defeat is not declared if you fall down. Defeat is only declared if you refuse to get up!

In continuation to our latest announcement on PAM 4.3 Alpha build validation program, we have  got a local sandbox instance ready on our LoD network to access it directly instead of going through PAM installation procedures.

The details are as below:

Solution Studio for solution designer:

http://10.131.50.123:9090/PASS/SolutionStudio

Credentials: pamadmin/pamadmin

 

Solution Server for Administrator:

http://10.131.51.88:9090/PASS/SolutionServer

Credentials: pamadmin/pamadmin

 

Please access with Chrome or Firefox only. We are in the process of adding IE support.


Note: This is a shared sandbox environment so you may create your own sample solutions and deploy them. However, please take a backup by exporting the solution you have created as this environment may be refreshed periodically.

 

Once again, thanks for being part of PAM 4.3 validation program and we are eagerly waiting for your feedback and suggestions.

CA Process Automation r4.3 Alpha build is published and you can access the same from validate.

https://validate.ca.com/callout/default.html?callid=B64599BFD006481EB92971E78FE9F0F0

 

Register in Validate, sign the Non-Disclosure Agreement, access the build and provide your valuable feedback.


PAM 4.3 FEATURES (Including Developer kit)

 

CA Process Automation Connector SDK 1.0

PAM 4.3 provides a new SDK and Eclipse Plugin that will allow developers to create native PAM (Java) connectors in the Eclipse IDE.  The initial version of the SDK supports the most commonly used input and output operator types, including but not limited to text inputs, dropdowns, date selector, passwords, and valuemaps. Operator logic can be tested and validated within the Eclipse IDE prior to deployment, saving significant time in testing and debugging.  Finally, the connector can be hot deployed to a PAM instance for actual execution in a PAM environment.

 

CA Process Automation Solutions Suite 1.0

As users leverage CA Process Automation more for building “solutions” versus implementing runbooks or processes, we have introduced a new paradigm focused on that usage pattern.

The solution suite is an integrated, easy to use UI which provides end to end support for developing, testing and deploying "solution" as composite applications.

A solution can have one or more “Activities” which are essentially trigger response pair where the triggers could be user interactions, in bound API calls or Schedule driven and the response is represented by a process. The new UX also provides a way to define solution level configuration parameters, Datasets, Dependencies, Script libraries, etc which are used for designing and configuring a solution.

Once a solution is developed and tested, it is deployed in to a Solution server wherein a Solution Administrator can configure the dependencies and monitor them.

User activities can be accessed via the end user UX where users can submit and track them. This UX is completely responsive and works well on Phone, Tablet and a desktop.


Please reach out to me chivi06@ca.com in case you need any help.


Thank You.