End-of-Life Announcements

For products listed below Governikus announces the end of life of the products. Software maintenance and software updates are no longer available. Hardware or software defects may be resolved by migration to the successor product. Customers with a warranty extension contract will continue to receive support within the terms of the contract and the period of the contract duration.

Governikus SC

EoL Software maintenance for the components of Governikus SC in version 3.23.x is June 30, 2022. After this date, there will also be no more operational support/service. Software maintenance and operational support/service for the new services from DATA Deneb (Sign Service, etc.) and DATA Varuna (Certificate Validation Server, Validation Service, etc.) already delivered in version GSC 3.23.x have already been discontinued for the provision of Suite 1.0.0.

SAFE compliant support in Governikus SC will no longer exist with the delivery of ID Panstar. Software maintenance and operational support/service will still be provided until the EoL of Governikus SC 3.23.x.

Extension of EoL policy for SC 3.23.x until 31.10.2022 for individual scenarios

General conditions must be observed.

Further extension of the EoL policy for SC 3.23.x until 31.03.2023 for Governikus Autent (eID server) in the context of online ID or eIDAS-notified eID systems.

Governikus Suite with DATA Deneb, DATA Varuna, COM Tauri, COM Despina

The maintenance of the products delivered with the Governikus Suite and the Base Services is basically done as follows:

  • Major releases (x.0.0): Major releases are maintained for 2 years (maintenance of functionality, minor improvements).
    In the first year, support is provided in the form of software maintenance (delivery of hotfixes or workarounds, patches and minor releases) and services for ongoing operations.
    In the second year, support is provided exclusively in the form of operational support/services (informative support, error analysis and recommendations, delivery of configurations).
    Note: Code changes within the scope of software maintenance can only be made as long as: legal framework conditions, specifications or standards do not require massive changes that are only possible in newer systems with reasonable effort, the software used is supported by third-party manufacturers or procedures for proof of conformity, evaluation or confirmation are valid.
  • Minor releases (0.x.0): Minor releases do not extend the software maintenance or operational support of the current major release.
  • Bug fixes (0.0.x): Bug fixes do not extend the software maintenance or operational support of the current major release.

The EoLs of the published releases of the Governikus Suite with the products DATA Deneb, DATA Varuna, COM Tauri, COM Despina can be found in the following table:

Version Published EoL software maintenance EoL operational support Note
1.0.0 05.08.2020 17.12.2020 17.12.2020 EoL software maintenance and operational support version 1.0.0 with provision version 2.0.0. Reason: Far-reaching changes in the ETSI TS/EN in the context of the eIDAS Regulation.
2.0.0 17.12.2020 16.12.2021 26.01.2022 EoL software maintenance and operational support version 2.0.0 with deployment version 4.0.0. Reason: Far-reaching changes in the ETSI-TS/EN in the context of the eIDAS-VO and RTS introduction at COM Despina. Support will end on 26.01.22 at the latest.
3.0.0 30.06.2021 29.06.2022 19.01.2023 EoL Operational Support Version 3.0.0 Reason: Not suitable for JBoss EAP versions 7.4.7 and later However, due to Apache CXF SSRF CVE-2022-46364, it is necessary to use JBoss EAP 7.4.8 with patch 24430.
4.0.0 26.01.2022 25.01.2023 25.01.2024
5.0.0 09.06.2022 08.06.2023 08.06.2024
5.3.0 08.12.2022 07.12.2023 07.12.2024
Governikus ID Panstar / Governikus Autent

Governikus ID Panstar is not part of the Governikus Suite and is delivered separately. However, the procedure described for the products of the Governikus Suite basically applies to the maintenance of ID Panstar. The EoLs of the published releases of ID Panstar can be found in the following table:

EoL Governikus Autent
Version Published EoL software maintenance EoL operational support Note
3.23.x June 2021 30.06.2022 31.03.2023 No further SAFE compliant support
EoL Governikus ID Panstar
Version Published EoL software maintenance EoL operational support Note
2.2.x 17.05.2022 30.05.2023 30.05.2024 No feature complete yet. EoL software maintenance and operations support version 2.2.x with deployment version 3.1.x. Justification: Extensive changes in feature scope. Support for 2.2.x ends by 31.12.22 at the latest.
3.0.x 09.09.2022 30.09.2023 30.09.2024 No feature complete yet. EoL software maintenance and operations support version 3.0.x with deployment version 3.1.x. Justification: Extensive changes in feature scope. Support for 3.0.x ends by 31.12.22 at the latest.
3.1.x 02.09.2022 31.12.2023 31.12.2024 Feature-Complete. ID Panstar 3.1.x replaces Governikus Autent and all previous ID Panstar versions.
Governikus ID Mercury, Service Account, SCIM Manager

Governikus ID Mercury, Serviceaccount, SCIM-Manager are not part of the Governikus Suite and are delivered separately. For the maintenance of ID Mercury, Serviceaccount, SCIM-Manager, however, the procedure described for the products of the Governikus Suite applies in principle.

The EoLs of the published releases of ID Mercury, Serviceaccount, SCIM-Manager can be found in the following tables:

EoL Governikus ID Mercury
Version Published EoL software maintenance EoL operational support Note
11.0.x 06.01.2022 31.01.2023 31.01.2024 only JAVA 11 as runtime environment, removal of the redirect binding interface
11.4.x 28.10.2022 31.12.2023 31.12.2024
EoL Governikus service account
Version Published EoL software maintenance EoL operational support Note
3.0.x 30.03.2022 31.03.2023 31.03.2024 only Java 11 as runtime environment
3.2.x 31.08.2022 31.08.2023 31.08.2024
EoL Governikus SCIM Manager
Version Published EoL software maintenance EoL operational support Note
2.0.x 31.03.2023 31.03.2023 31.03.2024 only Java 11 as runtime environment
2.1.x 31.08.2023 31.08.2023 31.08.2024
Governikus Signer/Boreum, GC/Vibilia, Verif.Service/Pavonis

The maintenance of the software is basically carried out as follows: Additions of new functionalities as well as the maintenance of functionality and the elimination of errors are always based on the last published release status. An adjustment of previous releases does not take place.

The maintenance of functionality as well as the elimination of usage-impeding errors always takes place for the last major version (x.0.0) or minor version (y.x.0). The delivery of hotfixes or workarounds, patches and updates is based on the latest published patch (y.y.x) or minor version (y.y.x). Governikus KG ensures that patches are downward compatible.

The following also applies:

As a prerequisite for the maintenance of the software, code changes can only be made as long as legal framework conditions, specifications or standards do not require massive changes, which are only possible with reasonable effort in newer systems, and only as long as the software used is supported by third-party manufacturers, or as long as procedures for proof of conformity, evaluation and confirmation are valid.

The EoLs of the published releases Signer/Boreum, GC/Vibilia, Verif.Service/Pavonis can be found in the following tables:

Product Version Published EoL date Successor product, if applicable
DATA Boreum 10.6.1 03.01.2023 With provision of the successor version. Version 10.7.0 planned for February 2023.
DATA Boreum Integration Edition 10.6.1 03.01.2023 With provision of the successor version. Version 10.7.0 planned for February 2023.
DATA Boreum WebEdition 10.6.1 03.01.2023 With provision of the successor version. Version 10.7.0 planned for February 2023.
Governicus Signer 2.9.7 09.12.2021 With provision of the successor version. Discontinuation of the product Governikus Signer as of 30.06.2022 (successor product: DATA Boreum)
Governikus Signer Integration Edition 2.9.7 09.12.2021 With provision of the successor version. Discontinuation of the product Governikus Signer IE as of 30.06.2022 (successor product: DATA Boreum IE)
Governikus Signer Web Edition 2.9.7 09.12.2021 With provision of the successor version. Discontinuation of the product Governikus Signer Web Edition as of 30.06.2022 (successor product: DATA Boreum Web Edition)
DATA Pavonis 10.4.2 20.12.2022 With provision of the successor version. Version 10.5.0 planned for February 2023.
Governikus Verification Service 2.9.9 07.02.2022 With provision of the successor version. Discontinuation of the product Governikus Verification Service as of 06/30/2022 (successor product: DATA Pavonis)
Registration server 3.5.1 05.01.2022 With provision of the successor version.
COM Vibilia 10.6.2 20.12.2022 With provision of the successor version. Version 10.7.0 planned for February 2023.
COM Vibilia eBO 10.7.1 20.12.2022 With provision of the successor version. Version 10.8.0 planned for February 2023.
Governikus Communicator 3.9.5 27.04.2022 With provision of the successor version. Discontinuation of the product Governikus Communicator as of 30.06.2022 (successor product: COM Vibilia)