Date: April 18th, 2019
From: The Layer7 Identity Suite Product Team
Subject: General Availability Announcement for Layer7 Identity Suite 14.3
CA Technologies, a Broadcom company, appreciates your business and the opportunity to provide you with high-quality, innovative software and services.
As part of our ongoing commitment to your success, we regularly release updated versions of our products.
Today, we are pleased to announce that Layer7 Identity Suite 14.3 is now available!
In this release, we have continued our investment in hybrid cloud. Our customers will now be able to expand their existing IAM solution to manage users’ access to Microsoft Azure SaaS based applications, while reducing the solution required infrastructure footprint for managing SaaS connectors.
Existing Layer7 Identity Suite customers should strongly consider updating their deployment for the many benefits that this new release can provide.
For more information about this release, including any updates made after this announcement, refer to the release notes section of the documentation in https://docops.ca.com/ca-identity-suite/14-3/EN
The release includes the following marquee features:
- Azure integration:
Establish simple integration with MS Azure to allow full leverage of Azure capabilities that will enable SSO, Access Request, Access Certification and Provisioning to Azure business apps. Customers will follow easy configuration wizard in our Deployment Xpress took to quickly connect and on-board Azure applications.
- Virtual Appliance deployment on Azure:
Enable deployment of Identity Suite vApp on MS Azure platform. This is an addition to the existing AWS and VMWare deployment platforms.
- HR Feed process and Workday connector:
Deliver an OOTB HR Feed process that enables administrators to connect to a feed source, select the mapping of attributes to read from and write to, select the mapping of transactions to IM tasks and schedule the feed. The process will introduce a new plugin feed source framework on which the first source available is Workday (SaaS). This will allow automated HR feed from Workday and full provisioning cycle.
- SaaS Provisioning platform:
Build a REST based connector framework that will replace the existing Layer7 API Gateway framework. The new framework is embedded in Identity Suite and doesn’t require any third-party components installations like Layer7 API Gateway. The solution will include a migration from existing Layer7 API Gateway based connectors to the new ones. The new framework will enable us to rapidly develop new REST based SSO connectors.
- Certify Oracle WebLogic 12.2
Certification of Identity Suite (all three products) on Oracle WebLogic 12.2 application server.
The release also includes over 40 other different new features, enhancements and new platform certifications, as well as several important engineering improvements.
You can download your copy of Layer7 Identity Suite 14.3 from our Support Site. The deployment is also available on virtual appliance OVA, Amazon EC2 AMI and Microsoft Azure. The OVA and Azure images can be downloaded from the support site whereas the AMI image will be available by contacting our support team.
Support for Layer7 Identity Suite 14.3 will be available through April, 2022. Basic Extended Support may be available for a limited time after the End of Support date, This includes Layer7 Identity Portal 14.3, Layer7 Identity Manager 14.3 and Layer7 Identity Governance 14.3.
For additional information about the support timelines, please refer to our Fix Strategy Document.
Broadcom provides resources to help you in the form of education, product documentation, community user group environments, and experienced support personnel:
Find details about the product features included in this release. To ensure that you see all available materials, log in to the site by using your CA Support ID and password.
Learn more about CA products through education offerings.
Connect, learn, and share with other customers in a collaborative online environment.
Stay knowledgeable about lifecycle dates and associated policies. Reminder: When a platform release reaches End of Support, Broadcom support of the platform simultaneously reaches End of Support.
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Still have questions or need assistance?
Get answers to your questions and obtain expert help by contacting CA.
Get product assistance from CA Support through an online request form, online chat, or by phone. Call CA Customer Care at +1-800-225-5224 in North America or see “Contact Numbers by Region” at Contact CA Support for the local number in your country.
Thank you again for your continued business,
The Layer7 Identity Suite Product Management and Engineering Teams