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Re: Anaplan generated Certificates to expire Dec 10, 2018

Hi @DeveloperCYT, we are planning to release an updated Anaplan Connect (AC) v1.4 in the near term. This provides support for CA certificates. You can migrate your AC 1.3.x.x integration scripts to AC 1.4 at your convenience. Please watch the Anaplan product releases page.

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Re: Anaplan generated Certificates to expire Dec 10, 2018

Thanks for this - do we have a hard date for the release or an initial view of the documentation?

A 2 month deprecation timeline for such an important area is quick short for a enterprise application.
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Re: Anaplan generated Certificates to expire Dec 10, 2018

Hi @winstonquan, I believe your query is about Anaplan Connect (AC) v1.4 availability. We released it on yesterday, Sep 21st. Please refer to Anaplan blog posts. You can download AC v1.4 from Anaplan Community and start building integrations with CA certificates.

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Re: Anaplan generated Certificates to expire Dec 10, 2018

Hi Chanaveer, are we able to start connecting to the v2.0 HTTP APIs now given that v1.4 of Anaplan Connect is being distributed for customers and ready to use in production environments?

If so, is there any documentation around the v2.0 HTTP APIs available now?
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Re: Anaplan generated Certificates to expire Dec 10, 2018

Hi @winstonquan, if you are looking to create custom integration by directly invoking REST APIs, please wait for Anaplan to release the v2.0 API & user guide. If you are interested in Anaplan Connect v.14, you can use it without needing to refer to the API guide. Thanks.

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Re: Anaplan generated Certificates to expire Dec 10, 2018

Thanks Chanaveer.

Would you have timings for the REST API documentation to be released?
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Re: Anaplan generated Certificates to expire Dec 10, 2018

Hi,

 

I have been able to get a certifcate and created a key_store file and was able to run imports into Anaplan using AC1.4. However, just wondering, is there a way to not show the key_store password in the batch file? The password is visible in plain text.

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Re: Anaplan generated Certificates to expire Dec 10, 2018

Hi @UpaliW, the keystore alias & password must be saved in the script file. This allows AC 1.4 to extract the Private Key & Public Certificate. Alias & password are standard features on JAVA keystores.

 

Customer must install AC 1.4 & its Integration scripts on a secure server & limit access to that server.

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Re: Anaplan generated Certificates to expire Dec 10, 2018

Hi,

 

to start with, could you list examples of valid Certificates? I don't mean the root authorities, but the actual certificate product? There seems to be quite big price spread, what should be considered when buying?

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Re: Anaplan generated Certificates to expire Dec 10, 2018

Hi Henri:

You can begin by contacting your IT or Security Operations organization to determine if your company already has an existing relationship with a CA or intermediary CA.

  • If your organization has an existing relationship with a CA or Intermediate CA you can request a client certificate be issued for your integration user.
  • If your organization does not have an existing CA relationship, then you would need to contact an Intermediary CA which has one of the supported Root CA's digitally signing the Intermediary CA's certificate.

As you noted, there are many categories of certificates that a CA offers(for example: SAN certificates, wildcard certificates, code-signing certificates, and others). You should request a client certificate only. The process for procuring the certificate may take a few weeks for some validation that the CA must perform. We recommend you allow time for the procurement process. Once the CA issues the certificate file, follow their documented steps for making this file available in your environment.