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Editable list of build-on application features

Valid from Pega Version 8.4

Pega Platform™ now provides you with an option to edit the list of features in your application stack. Now you can define the order of the features to generate application documentation that lists the features by their priorities instead of the time of creation. For example, you can reorder the features when you want to communicate to your stakeholders which elements are top priorities.

For more information, see Learning about feature order.

Support for the JSON Web Token Bearer grant type for accessing external APIs

Valid from Pega Version 8.4

You can now access external APIs by using the new OAuth 2.0 JSON Web Token (JWT) Bearer grant type, in an OAuth 2.0 authentication profile. To use the JWT Bearer grant type as a client assertion, source the JWT from an active SSO session, a token profile, or a property reference. You can use JWTs that you obtain during an OpenID Connect SSO in connectors, to achieve user impersonation flows, such as the On-Behalf-Of (OBO) flow. The OAuth 2.0 type authentication profile now also supports authentication of client applications by using Private Key JWTs.

Instances of the OAuth 2.0 provider are now deprecated. As a best practice, use the new, unified authentication profile configuration instead.

For more information, see Configuring an OAuth 2.0 authentication profile.

Upgrade impact

After an upgrade to Pega Platform 8.4 and later, Authentication Profiles can take advantage of the new JWT based OAuth 2.0 grant type and client authentication features. To take advantage of this and other new security features, you must update any existing Authentication Profiles formats must to use those in Pega Platform 8.4 and later.

What steps are required to update the application to be compatible with this change?

Since these features are available only for profiles created in Pega Platform 8.4 and later, clients must open and then save existing 'Authentication Profile' instances to ensure that the configuration is compatible with the latest authentication formats.

Connect to Amazon SageMaker models in Prediction Studio

Valid from Pega Version 8.4

Make the most of your custom Amazon SageMaker models in Pega Platform™ by connecting to the models in Prediction Studio. You can then run the Amazon SageMaker models as part of your decision strategies.

For more information, see Enrich your decisioning strategies with H2O and Amazon SageMaker predictive models (8.4).

Import H2O models to Prediction Studio

Valid from Pega Version 8.4

Make the most of your custom H2O models in Pega Platform™ by importing them to Prediction Studio. You can then include the H2O models in your decision strategies.

For more information, see Enrich your decision strategies with H2O and Amazon SageMaker predictive models (8.4).

Support for auditing adaptive model decisions

Valid from Pega Version 8.4

Pega Platform™ now stores all adaptive model scoring data so that you can identify the source of each decision, such as the exact model version that was used for scoring. With this feature, you can ensure that your application is auditable, transparent, and in compliance with regulatory requirements related to using adaptive models.

For more information, see Configuring the Adaptive Decision Manager service.

Create predictions in Prediction Studio

Valid from Pega Version 8.4

Predict customer behavior and business events by creating predictions. To create a prediction, you answer a series of questions about what you want to predict. For example, you can create a prediction to determine the likelihood of customer churn.

For more information, see Create predictions in just a few clicks (8.4).

Sign and encrypt signatures and content with additional algorithms

Valid from Pega Version 8.4

You can now authenticate using JSON Web Token (JWT) token profiles to symmetrically and asymmetrically encrypt both signatures and content. All algorithms in the Nimbus JWT library are supported, including nested tokens. Custom key identifier headers (kid) are also supported. Use token profiles to securely propagate identities and transfer data between systems.

For more information, see Creating a processing JSON Web token profile.

For more information, see Creating a generation JSON Web token profile.

New text analytics APIs for Intelligent Virtual Assistant

Valid from Pega Version 8.4

Pega Platform™ now provides text analytics APIs that separate Intelligent Virtual Assistant and text analyzers into independent modules. This solution prevents integration issues when you change your text analyzer configuration.

For more information, see Text analytics APIs.

Optimized performance of embedded decision strategies

Valid from Pega Version 8.4

The performance of embedded strategies has now been optimized so that these strategies take less time and fewer CPU and memory resources to complete. This enhancement increases the performance of cloud and on-premises deployments.

For more information, see About Strategy rules.

New method of aggregating real-time events

Valid from Pega Version 8.4

Event Strategy now uses the approximate median for calculating aggregations. Approximate median calculation replaces the existing method because it requires fewer system resources for saving or loading the event strategy state. In addition, you can now calculate aggregated values by using a new Landmark window type. The window type captures all values of specific event properties from the start of the data flow that references the event strategy.

For more information, see Adding aggregations in event strategies.

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