PMTerminal deprecation – What does this mean for CyberArk Customers?
Later this year (31st December), CyberArk will announce the end of support (EoS) for the PM Terminal and its replacement with the Terminal Plugin Controller (TPC). Customers using PMTerminal will need to start to think about their migration plan to TPC.
PMTerminal was an engine used to develop plugins for terminal cases over SSH or Telnet, or when running a script. TPC is a newer engine that was developed to replace PMTerminal and provides enhanced capabilities. TPC comes with the CyberArk Core Privileged Access Security Solution (Core PAS) 9.7+
Although TPC supports most functionality of PMTerminal, there are some exceptions and also some situations where plugin features are implemented in a different way, compared to PMTerminal.
CyberArk suggests that customers impacted by this announcement should start a migration process from PMTerminal to Terminal Plugin Controller. Some of the updates include:
- Out of the box, plugins were migrated to Terminal Plugin Controller, and are given by default for new installations starting from version 11.2.
- Marketplace certified plugins were all migrated to Terminal Plugin Controller.
- Trusted plugins, and any community or custom plugin, should be migrated by customers, with the instructions that can be found in Migrate from PMTerminal to TPC.
In most cases the transition to Terminal Plugin Controller is transparent. However, in some cases the migration requires manual steps. CyberIAM is here to advise or customers on the technical migration to TPC, please contact us for further information.
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