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Deprecated features

Deprecation means that the features are supported at this time but can be removed in an upcoming CF. It is recommended that deprecated items be removed as soon as possible as they can cause unpredictable behavior. Links to more information on the replacement for those items listed for deprecation will be posted as they become available to provide help as you move away from these features.

Recently Deprecated Features

Category Deprecated Recommended Action Effective Date
Developing DAM API Effective June 2022, the following DAM API will be deprecated.
- PUT /plugins/{plugin_id}
- PATCH /plugins/{plugin_id}
- GET /plugins/{plugin_id}
- DELETE /plugins/{plugin_id}
- POST /plugins
- GET /plugins
For more information, refer to the latest HCL Experience API Github repository
June 2022
Third-party Document Conversion Services Deprecation of Document Conversion Services provided by Oracle Document Conversion Services components in HCL Digital Experience software will be updated and replaced in the future HCL DX Container Update release in 2022. HCL Digital Experience will remove the third-party component, which is supplied by Oracle, that provides these capabilities and replace them with HCL supported functions. After that point, HCL Digital Experience v8.5, v9, and v9.5 Container Update and CF releases will include the newer HCL supported component. Refer to the following HCL Digital Experience support article: Replacement of Document Conversion Services component in HCL Digital Experience software for additional information. August 20, 2022
Deploying Operator-based deployment Beginning with HCL Digital Experience 9.5 Container Update CF200, HCL has discontinued releasing the HCL Digital Experience (DX) Operator-based deployments and will provide support only for Helm-based deployments. There will be no further updates or code fixes provided for the Operator-based deployments. For more information, see Helm-based deployment December 2021
Integrating  Sametime Integration  Integration with Sametime will be deprecated. The supported Sametime version 9.0 already reached EOS.  November 2021
Integrating  Add to Sametime List  Effective November 2021, integration with Sametime will be deprecated. The supported Sametime version 9.0 already reached EOS.  November 2021
Online Help  Sametime Web 2.0 Contact List  Effective November 2021, integration with Sametime will be deprecated. The supported Sametime version 9.0 already reached EOS.   November 2021
Developing  Microsoft Exchange 2010 Calendar  Effective November 2021, integration with Microsoft Exchange 2010 will be deprecated. Exchange 2010 is out of support for Microsoft.  November 2021
Developing  Microsoft Exchange 2010 Mail  Effective November 2021, integration with Microsoft Exchange 2010 will be deprecated. Exchange 2010 is out of support for Microsoft.  November 2021
Online Help  Coach  Effective November 2021, Coach portlet will be deprecated. IBM no longer supports WebSphere Lombardi.  November 2021
Online Help  Dynamic Coach  Effective November 2021, Dynamic Coach portlet will be deprecated. IBM no longer supports WebSphere Lombardi.  November 2021
Configuring  Federated Documents Picker  Effective November 2021, Federated Documents Picker feature will be deprecated. HCL Digital Asset Management may be use in replacement for this feature.  November 2021
Online Help  Frequent Users  Effective November 2021, Frequent Users portlet will be deprecated. This is an obsolete portlet and no replacement is needed.  November 2021
Setting up a website  Syndicated Feed Portlet  Effective November 2021, Syndicated Feed portlet will be deprecated.  November 2021
Integrating  TPIR Configuration Viewer  Effective November 2021, TPIR Configuration Viewer will be deprecated. IBM no longer supports WebSphere Lombardi.  November 2021
Developing  UX Screen Flow Manager - Dialog Stack Portlet  Effective November 2021, Dialog Stack portlet will be deprecated. The feature was already removed on the later version of Portal.  November 2021
Developing  UX Screen Flow Manager - Dialog State Display Portlet  Effective November 2021, Dialog State Display portlet will be deprecated. The feature was already removed on the later version of Portal.  November 2021
Setting up a website  Welcome to WebSphere Portal  Effective November 2021, Welcome portlet will be deprecated. This is an obsolete portlet and no replacement is needed.  November 2021
Integrating  Watson Content Hub support  Effective November 2021, integration with Watson Content Hub will be deprecated. HCL Digital Asset Management may be use in replacement for this feature.  November 2021
Integrating  Web Application Bridge - Microsoft SharePoint  Effective November 2021, integration with Microsoft SharePoint will be deprecated.  November 2021
Integrating  SAP NetWeaver  Effective November 2021, integration with SAP NetWeaver will be deprecated. NetWeaver is no longer supported by SAP.  November 2021
Integrating  Domino  Effective November 2021, integration with Domino will be deprecated. The iFrame integration approach is already obsolete and not used.  November 2021
Integrating  iNotes portlet  Effective November 2021, integration with Domino will be deprecated. The iFrame integration approach is already obsolete and not used.  November 2021
Migrating  IBM® JSF Bridge  In WAS 9.0.5.2 and 8.5.5.17, IBM removed the JSF Bridge from WAS. To address this, an updated JSF Portlet Bridge is included in DX CF18 release. Customers installing HCL DX CF18, and using an IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment version later than 8.5.5.17 or 9.0.5.2 should utilize the new JSF Portlet Bridge. The HCL JSF Portlet Bridge is built using the same class names as the IBM JSF Portlet Bridge provided in WAS 9.0.0.7 thru 9.0.5.1 and WAS 8.5.5.16 respectively. User applications should be able to continue to function without any modification. December 2020

Previously Deprecated Features

Category Unsupported Recommended Action
Setting up a site  Running the "Local Content Viewer" portlet (WCM Rendering Portlet) with WSRP  The Local Content View portlet has no architectural replacement. Instead, use WCM Rendering portlet locally. The feature allows customers to run the content viewer on a remote portal and integrate it into a local portal. You can run the content viewer only locally. - Documentation resource: Enabling remote rendering with WSRP and the Web Content Viewer
Administering  Frequent Users portlet - Documentation resource: Viewing frequent users Login filters can be used to record login activity as needed.- Documentation resource: New security APIs in HCL Portal
Security  OpenID authentication
Legacy Portal OpenID TAI (com.ibm.portal.auth.tai.OpenidTAI provided by HCL Digital Experience) See Integrating with OpenID authentication
For authentication in HCL Digital Experience with an external Identity Provider use SAML/OpenID Connect TAIs provided by IBM WebSphere Application Server or custom TAIs.- Documentation resource: Establishing SSO connections through SAML 2.0 tokens
Administering  XMLAccess xsds for older releases (HCL Digital Experience Portal 5.0 - 7.0)  Use the XML configuration interface with XML input files specified according to the latest schema file: PortalConfig_8.5.0.xsd.  - Documentation resource: Using the XML configuration command line client
Developing  Enabler, Builder, and Mashups components and API  The Mashup Enabler and the Builder components are deprecated. The Mashups Enabler and the Builder API are deprecated. - Documentation resource: Mashup integration post migration activities
Personalization  LikeMinds  The LikeMinds services and database domains are deprecated.- Documentation resource: Using the XML configuration commands line client
Go to Active Site Analytics to learn how to configure a variety of analysis tools to support your Digital Experience platform requirements. - Documentation resource: Enabling Active Site Analytics for your Marketing Center Spot
Personalization  Feedback  The Feedback database domains are deprecated. - Documentation resource: Using the XML configuration commands line client
Go to Active Site Analytics to learn how to configure a variety of analysis tools to support your Digital Experience platform requirements.- Documentation resource: Enabling Active Site Analytics for your Marketing Center Spot
Security  Active Credentials  Active credentials are deprecated from the Credential Vault portlet. Passive credentials are still available. - Documentation resource: Credential Vault
Administering  Shared private pages  The Sharing private pages service is deprecated. - Documentation resource: Sharing pages with other users
Go to Managing Pages for the set of services available in HCL Digital Experience 8.5 and 9 releases. - Documentation resource: Managing pages
Administering  Parallel Portlet rendering  The Parallel Portlet rendering feature is deprecated. See the HCL Digital Experience Performance Tuning Guide for recommendations to optimize digital experience application performance. 
Security  Stand-alone LDAP user registry  The stand-alone LDAP user registry configuration is deprecated. Instead, configure the federated LDAP user registry. If you upgraded from HCL Digital Experience 7.0 or 8.0 with a stand-alone LDAP user registry, you can continue to use your stand-alone LDAP user registry. However, run the wp-modify-federated-security to change to a federated LDAP user registry. - Documentation resource: Changing from a stand-alone repository to a federated repository
Administering  URL mappings  URL mappings are deprecated. If you upgrade from HCL Digital Experience 8.0 to 8.5, you can continue to use your existing URL mappings, but creating new URL mappings is no longer supported. Use Vanity URLs or Friendly URLs
Installation  Full and Base installation options  Before HCL Digital Experience 8.5, a customer chose either a full deployment with all the same pages and artifacts or a base deployment to customize their portal. Starting with HCL Digital Experience 8.5, the Configuration Wizard installs the full deployment. Customers can then remove pages to customize their portal. Then, they can package their customizations as a Portal Application Archive (PAA) file. Finally, customers can install their production server, run the empty-portal task, and install the customization PAA file. 
Security  LTPA version 1 token support  The LTPA version 1 token is deprecated. WebSphere® Application Server 8.5.5. disables the LTPA version 1 token by default. If you are integrating with third-party applications that rely on LTPA version 1, update the application to support LTPA version 2. If you cannot update the application, you must manually re-enable LTPA version 1 support after you complete the migration. For information on updating your application to support LTPA version 2, see the documentation for the application Enabling or disabling single sign-on interoperability mode for the LTPA token for WebSphere® Application Server 8.5.5 and Enabling or disabling single sign-on interoperability mode for the LTPA token for WebSphere® Application Server 9.0.0

Last update: September 12, 2022