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General Availability Announcement for CA Release Automation 6.5 

Aug 24, 2017 01:19 PM

We are pleased to announce that CA Release Automation 6.5 is now available.


6.5 Features and Enhancements

This release includes all features and cumulative maintenance up to 6.5 plus the following new features and enhancements:

Note: To use the new features that are provided in CA Release Automation 6.5, agent upgrade is required.


Single Sign-on

The new single sign-on (SSO) feature enables users using the corporate network to access the CA Release Automation web interface without entering their credentials.

For more information, see  Enable Single Sign-On.


Delete Process Tags

Users can delete process tags, even if they are in use by Release Operations Center objects (such as template categories and deployment plans). On deletion, the user can choose to switch all usages of the deleted tag in Template Categories and Deployment Templates to a different tag of the same process. 

For more information, see Tag Management.


Blocked Deployment Steps

A clear indication has been added to show a blocked approval step. Users can now easily notice blocked steps as well as detect blocking deployments.


System Settings

You can now configure CA Release Automation system settings in the Web interface. Previously, you could only configure system settings in the Java client.

For more information, see Manage System Settings.


Create Local Copy of Shared Component Revision

As a superuser, you can now create a local, editable copy of a shared component revision in a specified application.

For more information, see Shared Components.


Search Filters

Search filters have been added to the following views:

  • Template Category for the list of steps available for use in the deployment templates.
  • Deployment Plans by Project for search of projects.
  • Token Management for search of tokens.



  • REST APIs have been added to view design processes, process tags, process tag usages, and delete process tags.
  • REST APIs have been added to view shared component revisions, assign a shared component revision to an application, and create a local copy of a shared component revision in an application.

For more information, see REST API Reference.


New Certifications

  • TeamCity plugin support has been added for TeamCity 2017.
  • TeamCity Actions pack support has been added for TeamCity 2017.


Performance Improvements

Performance improvements have been made in the Deployments view and in the Administration views of the Agent management and permissions.


More Information

For more information about this release, including any updates made after this announcement, refer to the release notes section of the documentation.


You can download your copy of Release Automation 6.5 from CA Support Online.


Helpful Resources

CA provides resources to help you in the form of education, product documentation, community user group environments, and experienced support personnel:

  • Documentation
    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.
  • CA Learning Paths
    Learn more about CA products through education offerings.
  • CA Communities
    Connect, learn, and share with other customers in a collaborative online environment.
  • Release and Support Lifecycle Dates
    Stay knowledgeable about lifecycle dates and associated policies. Reminder: When a platform release reaches End of Support, CA Technologies support of the platform simultaneously reaches End of Support.


Help shape products

Still have questions or need assistance?

Get answers to your questions and obtain expert help by contacting CA:

  • CA Support
    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.
  • CA Services
    Leverage CA expertise for help implementing this release.

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