I have heard various stances on the future of the Web Agent Option Pack vs. CA Access Gateway.
I have heard that WAOP code is no longer being updated to include new features, and that it is being replaced by Access Gateway. I have also heard that this is not the case from CA support, as recently as this week.
As far as I know, there was not an updated Web Agent Option Pack delivered with SSO 12.6, or 12.7.
I would like clarification on the direction CA intends to take with the Web Agent Option Pack. Will CA continue to offer WAOP as part of the CA SSO solution? If so, how long will it be offered, and what is the plan for including support for new technologies and features in the WAOP? (AU/AZ Web Services, OpenID Connect, JWT Authentication, Enhanced Session Assurance, etc.)
For the record, I liked deploying these applications/solutions as a middle tier service behind a DMZ proxy server, so I preferred the Option Pack model vs the Access Gateway model.
For comment mehhe02
I am also interested in this. Not a huge fan of the Access Gateway generally but seems like the WAOP is a dead product in terms of functionality being added. Would be great to know what the official stance or road map is for it.
This is contingent on when the next web agent release would be scheduled.
I raised the Idea here to view / showcase demand for this.
In any case, the version 12.6 and 12.7 were thought to be new version for policy server.
The agents in general were not upgraded. For this reason also the WAOP is following the same flow of agents.
At the moment last agents are 12.52.
I'd also be interested in understanding why the Web Agent itself has not be updated
and/or if there a projected date for a release of a new Web Agent?Kirk