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Azure Log Analytics agent for Windows SHA-2 signing date has been extended

Published date: 11 May, 2020

The Azure Log Analytics agent for Windows will begin to use SHA-2 signing exclusively on 17 Aug. 2020. This date has been extended from 18 May 2020 to give customers more time to prepare.

The change will affect customers using the Log Analytics agent on a legacy OS as part of any Azure service (Azure Monitor, Azure Automation, Azure Update Management, Azure Change Tracking, Azure Security Center, Azure Sentinel, Windows Defender ATP).

This change only requires action if you’re running the agent on a legacy OS version (Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008). Customers running on a legacy OS version are required to apply the latest service updates and patches on their machines before 17 Aug. 2020, or their agents will stop sending data to their Log Analytics workspaces.

Learn more about the SHA-2 code signing support requirement for Windows.

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  • Automation
  • Security Center
  • Azure Sentinel
  • Management
  • Operating System
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