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End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco Context Directory Agent (CDA)


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Updated:April 22, 2021

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Cisco announces the end-of-life dates for the Cisco Context Directory Agent (CDA) Software.

Software maintenance support for Context Directory Agent  end on  April 23rd 2021. No patches or maintenance releases will be provided for Context Directory Agent after that date.

Context Directory Agent will reach end of support at April 23rd 2021.

Product Migration Options

While there is no direct migration path from CDA to another identity provider for the ASA platform, Cisco Firepower Management Center (FMC) utilizes Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) and/or ISE-PIC (Passive Identity Connector) to provide user identity information via Cisco Platform Exchange Grid (PxGrid). Customers who rely on user-based information for firewall policies can migrate from ASA to Firepower and utilize that integration for user-based firewall policy enforcement across the entire Cisco security product portfolio.

For more information about Cisco Firepower Management Center integration with ISE/ISE-PIC, go to: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/security/firepower/670/configuration/guide/fpmc-config-guide-v67/control_users_with_ise_ise_pic.html.

For more Information about Cisco PxGrid, go to: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/security/pxgrid.html.

For more information

For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, go to: https://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_end-of-life_policy.html.

For more information about the Cisco Product Warranties, go to: https://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/prod_warranties_listing.html.

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