We are pleased to announce the availability of the 8.0.0 release of the Stewardship Tier as of September 13th, 2022. This major release of our software introduces capability that allows the Stewardship Tier to leverage the single-sign-on (SSO) capability of our Knowledge Platform. This important new feature of the Stewardship Tier fully supports delegated authentication to the customer's identity provider using SAML2.0, OAuth and OpenID.
Syniti commits to providing customers with support for the current and one-prior major version of our Stewardship Tier (formerly DSP) software. Therefore, the release of Stewardship Tier 8.0.0 places all 6.x versions into ‘extended maintenance’ immediately, where we will no longer provide any new patches but we will provide support and our best efforts to identify workarounds. After 12 months of extended maintenance, effective September 12th 2023, support for 6.x versions will no longer be available. In order to continue to receive support after that date, customers must have upgraded to a supported version – 7.x or 8.x. Our Customer Success team will send relevant communications to affected customers, who will no doubt require support from our delivery teams with associated upgrades. We also hope that this will provide new sales opportunities to transition customers to the Syniti Knowledge Platform.
The release is available for direct customers to download via this type of request at support.syniti.com. Customers' Stewardship Tier instances that are hosted by Syniti will be upgraded as per their agreed upgrade schedule. We will be working with SAP in early 2023 to approve the latest 8.x version for Solex ADM customers, at which time Solex ADM 6.x will be subject to a similar 12-month extended maintenance period followed by the end of support.
We encourage all Synizens to upgrade Stewardship Tier instances they are responsible for as soon as possible to this version.
Documentation for 8.0.0 is now available, with the most commonly requested items linked below.
"Thank you" to all the teams directly involved in this release, including Engineering, QE, Documentation, and Customer Success, as well as those indirectly involved in our Services and Sales teams.
For any questions regarding the release of 8.0.0, please submit this type of request at support.syniti.com.