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Rational Policy Tester 8.5

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IBM Rational Policy Tester 8.5 has been made generally available on the IBM Passport Advantage website.

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This release is a full product download.

  • Passport Advantage clients download instructions: Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express clients are required to sign in to Passport Advantage Online to download the image.

  • Non-Passport Advantage clients download instructions: If your organization did not purchase your software and support through Passport Advantage or Passport Advantage Express, you are required to sign in to the new IBM Software Group OEM Portal to download the image.

    Note: This includes clients with Flexible Contract Type (FCT) license purchases and IBM Business Partners.

    For assistance with the IBM Software Group OEM Portal, visit the eCustomer care page.

Here are the main new features and enhancements in this release:

  • LDAP user authentication
  • Enhanced accessibility rule set
  • Simulation of page reading order for visually impaired users
  • Simulation of page content reaching time for visually impaired users
  • Color blindness simulation
  • Color contrast simulation
  • WAI-ARIA landmarks, frames and headings visualization
  • Enhanced scan engine performance
  • Improved ease of scan authentication configuration
  • Scan template access restriction by user
  • Browser support update
  • Enhanced user interface accessibility for people with disabilities


Supporting Documentation
Document Description
Detailed System Requirements A detailed list of the supported hardware, operating systems and information related to IBM and third party software requirements.
Information Center Browse or search on-line information related to the deployment, configuration and usage of the product.

Installation Instructions

Planning Guides:

Download package

This download package is available IBM Passport Advantage:
IBM Rational Policy Tester V8.5 Windows Multilingual eAssembly (Part Number CRG05ML)
This download package includes:

  • Quick Start Guide - IBM Rational Policy Tester - V8.5 Windows Multilingual
  • IBM Rational Policy Tester Scanner V8.5 Windows Multilingual
  • IBM Rational Policy Tester Server V8.5 Windows Multilingual
  • Rational License Key Administrator V8.1.1 for Windows Multilingual
  • Rational License Key Server V8.1.1 for Windows Multilingual

To locate a package at IBM Passport Advantage, search for the product name or part number. If you have purchased more than one edition, note that the Quick Start Guide and the product executable are the same and only need to be downloaded once.

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Technical support

  • Visit the Policy Tester Support portal to review lists of known problems, fixes, and a wealth of important support information.    
  • If you have an issue with the AppScan product, open a support ticket (PMR) at Service Request.    
  • For quick questions, use the Policy Tester Forum.

Licensing Information

Consult  Licensing for AppScan Enterprise and Policy Tester.

Helpful Hints For Obtaining Technical Assistance

Before you contact IBM Security Software Support, gather the background information that you need to describe the problem. When creating the ticket, provide this information:

  • What operation did you performed - and what error message have you received?    
  • The background information needed to understand the issue.    
  • Version ofPolicy Tester.    
  • Impact of the issue on your organization, schedule, deadlines.    
  • Upload logs, screen captures, and background information to the ticket.

Document information

More support for: Rational Policy Tester

Software version: 8.5

Operating system(s): Windows

Software edition: Accessibility, Privacy, Quality

Reference #: 4031244

Modified date: 30 May 2014

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