Install Purchased Custom Assertions

Custom assertions are optional additions to the standard assertions available from CA Technologies for the gateway. A custom assertion integrates the Gateway with a third-party application or authentication system, allowing clients to utilize existing infrastructure for particular Web service security tasks.
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Custom assertions are optional additions to the standard assertions available from CA Technologies for the
Layer7 API Gateway
. A custom assertion integrates the Gateway with a third-party application or authentication system, allowing clients to utilize existing infrastructure for particular Web service security tasks.
CA Technologies develops new custom assertions in response to client or industry needs. Contact CA Technologies for custom assertion requests or to verify whether a custom assertion is compatible with your Gateway installation. You can also create your own custom assertions using the instructions under Create Custom Assertions.
Compatibility
The Custom Assertion SDK, which is used to create all custom assertions, is compatible with all form factors of the CA API Gateway. This SDK is located on the distribution archives described in Release Notes 9.3.
Custom assertions are compatible with all hardware and virtual appliances, and Software Gateways running on RPM-based Linux platforms. However, these assertions are not compatible with Software Gateways running on the Oracle Solaris platform.
Upgrading a Gateway with Custom Assertions
If your
Layer7 API Gateway
contains a custom assertion, verify with CA Support before upgrading. This ensures that you have the latest version of the custom assertion and it will not cause issues for the upgrade.
Assumptions
The material in this section is intended for Gateway System Administrators. The instructions assume a general knowledge of applicable third-party applications, client operating systems, Internet working terminology, HTTP security technologies, and Web services.