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General Availability Announcement for Layer7 SiteMinder (previously called CA Single Sign-On) 12.8.03

  • 1.  General Availability Announcement for Layer7 SiteMinder (previously called CA Single Sign-On) 12.8.03

    Posted 09-09-2019 11:13 AM

    General Availability Announcement for Layer7 SiteMinder (previously called CA Single Sign-On) 12.8.03

    On behalf of CA Technologies, a Broadcom Company, we appreciate your business and the opportunity to provide you with high-quality, innovative software and services. As part of our ongoing commitment to customer success, we regularly announce updated releases and maintenance for our products.

    Today, we are pleased to announce the availability of SiteMinder 12.8.03. This update includes bug fixes and multiple new features.  The table below summarizes a subset of the new capabilities


    New functionality released in 12.8.03

    The business value it provides

    JWE support for JWT authentication

    Increased Security

    Prior to 12.8.03 the JWT authentication scheme supported digital signatures that ensured integrity of the JWT token.  With 12.8.03 SiteMinder also supports encryption of the payload in the JWT token increasing the security and supporting the use cases where encryption of the JWT payload is needed.

    REST for OIDC

    More efficient management 

    Better enables DevOps

    As organizations grow their adoption of DevOps they want to use REST interfaces to configure changes in their IAM security layer to improve efficiency of management.  Expanding the REST interface to OIDC supports DevOps-driven accelerated configuration.

    Identity Mapping for Federation

    More efficient management.

    This enhances an organization's ability enable a user access to an application when the information needed to enable that access is spread across multiple user repositories without requiring the customer the overhead of replicating/copying/moving attributes from their native repository.

    Windows device registration in Azure

    More efficient management

    Expands Access Use Case Support

    SiteMinder has been enhanced to enable seamless registration of Windows 10 devices in Azure AD via the Azure AD Hybrid Join method.   This capability will shuttle Windows 10 device object data from on premises AD to Azure AD using the federation functionality in SiteMinder.

    OIDC For AWS Cognito

    Expands Access Use Case Support

    SiteMinder will act as an OpenID Connect provider for enabling user authentication to other AWS services such as Amazon S3 or DynamoDb.



    This release marks the first release with support for AdoptOpenJDK.  Additionally, today's release does not include the Solaris Kit for the 12.8.03 Access Gateway.  That kit will be released shortly.  


    Information about additional new features and more details can be found by reviewing the release notes:

    The 12.8.03 kits are available on this page (there are separate links for the Policy Server and the Access Gateway):

    We also encourage you to visit the Layer7 SiteMinder information page on the CA Support Online website at

    If you have any questions or require assistance please contact CA Customer Care online at where you can submit an online request using the Customer Care web form:

    You can also call CA Customer Care at +1-800-225-5224 in North America or see for the local number in your country.

    Should you need any assistance, our CA Services experts can help.  For more information on CA Services and how you can leverage our experience, please visit

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



    Layer7 SiteMinder Management team

    Chris Hackett
    Community Manager, Broadcom Enterprise Software Division
    Broadcom Inc.