At the end of December, 2019, any authentication certificates generated using the Certificates app in the Anaplan My Account page will expire. After this date, users cannot be authenticated using these expired Anaplan certificates.
As the Anaplan platform evolves, we are always looking to provide our customers with more features and ways to integrate with Anaplan. The new Anaplan APIs and integration connectors leverage Certificate Authority-issued certificates. Certificate Authority (CA) authentication offers a certificate hierarchy known as the "chain of trust" that enables customers to verify the validity of a certificate issuer.
This aligns with industry standards and provides a higher level of security for Anaplan customers.
If you are using an Anaplan issued certificate for authentication in your Integrations, you will need to take action prior to December-end 2019, to prevent disruption to your integrations.
|Integration Client||Current Authentication Method||Action Required?||Timeline|
|Anaplan Connect 18.104.22.168 or lower||Anaplan Certificate||Yes||December 2019|
|Informatica Anaplan Connector||Anaplan Certificate||Yes||December 2019
|Snaplogic 1.x||Anaplan Certificate||Yes||December 2019
|Tableau 1.0||Anaplan Certificate||Yes||December 2019
|Any client||Anaplan Certificate||Yes||December 2019
If you are using certificates generated from the My Account page to authenticate through Anaplan Connect, ETL connectors or custom integrations, you are impacted by the expiration of Anaplan Certificates and you will need to update your authentication method. Anaplan issued Certificates will expire by December-end 2019 and cannot be used for authentication in Integration clients.
To avoid any disruptions in your Anaplan experience, you can either:
As a best practice, your API clients should use certificates generated with a Certificate Authority.
More details on the Certificate Expirations are here: https://community.anaplan.com/t5/Releases/Certificate-Expiration-FAQ/ba-p/46593
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