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What Does Deprecated Mean for a Coveo Connector?

Coveo continuously improves existing connectors and creates new ones, but also deprecates the old ones or drops support for repository versions entering their end-of-life.

Connector Deprecation

Older Coveo CES 7.0 connectors (mostly legacy ones) are progressively put in the Deprecated state, typically after a newer and more capable connector as been made available for a while to better or exclusively support the latest repository versions using the latest API versions. Deprecated connectors often allow to index repository end-of-life versions generally no longer supported by the software vendor themselves.

Basically, a deprecated connector is generally still usable, but is:

  • No longer enhanced (no new features)

  • Minimally maintained

  • No longer tested, consequently there is no guarantee it will work without issues

  • Planned to be removed (obsolete) from CES in the future

    Note: You are going to be notified well ahead of time before these connectors are removed from CES. If a second-generation of these connectors is available, it is highly recommended to migrate to the new version as soon as possible to benefit from bug fixes, new features, support of new repository versions, etc.

The following table lists the deprecated connectors and additional information.

Deprecated connector Deprecation release Obsolescence date Recommended connector
Confluence Legacy CES 7.0.8850 (March 2017) To be determined Confluence V2
Ektron CMS CES 7.0.8850 (March 2017) To be determined N/A
EpiServer CMS CES 7.0.8850 (March 2017) To be determined N/A
IBM Notes CES 7.0.8850 (March 2017) To be determined N/A
IBM WebSphere CES 7.0.8850 (March 2017) To be determined N/A
Jive 5 / SBS Clearspace

CES 7.0.7814 (August 2015)

To be determined Jive
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Legacy

CES 7.0.7814 (August 2015)

To be determined Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Microsoft SharePoint Legacy

CES 7.0.7814 (August 2015)

To be determined Microsoft SharePoint
PTC Windchill CES 7.0.8850 (March 2017) To be determined N/A
Salesforce Legacy

CES 7.0.7814 (August 2015)

To be determined Salesforce
Sitecore Legacy

CES 7.0.7814 (August 2015)

To be determined

Repository Version Support Deprecation

Coveo connectors only support repository versions that are actively maintained by their software vendor. When a repository version is marked as end-of-life by its vendor, Coveo will drop the active connector support for that specific repository version.

A connector is generally still usable with a repository version for which the support is deprecated, however: 

  • Coveo no longer actively maintains and tests the connector for that particular version.

  • If any additional work is required, it will be done through a specific engagement with Coveo Professional Services.

The connector documentation identifies repository versions for which the support is deprecated (see the No longer supported column in the table of Coveo Platform Connectors).