Options for Oracle Unsupported Versions of Java

Oracle Java 8 is no longer supported by Oracle without a paid subscription. If you still need Java 8 or any other version of unsupported Java, consider the following recommendations. Please note, the best option is replacing or updating the application to one that does not require unsupported versions of Java. If none of these options work for your particular use case, you need to apply for an exception with ITS Security.


Option 1: AdoptOpenJDK

Option 2: Amazon Corretto

Option 3: Azul Zulu

Option 4: Oracle Java SE Subscription


Option 1: AdoptOpenJDK

ITS is providing 64-bit packages of this application for 8 and 11. After reviewing several applications, it is felt this has broad functionality and has a best compatibility success rate with applications. AdoptOpenJDK includes IcedTea-Web to provide java Webstart/JNLP in 8.x x64 versions. However, it does not work as Java plugin in browsers. You can register in JavaSoft registry, PATH, JAVA_HOME. AdoptOpenJDK does not support Java FX (support for 11.x is coming). 

For more information or other versions including 32-bit go to AdoptOpenJDK website. 

From AdoptOpenJDK website: 

Java™ is the world's leading programming language and platform. AdoptOpenJDK uses infrastructure, build and test scripts to produce prebuilt binaries from OpenJDK™ class libraries and a choice of either the OpenJDK HotSpot or Eclipse OpenJ9 VM. 

All AdoptOpenJDK binaries and scripts are open source licensed and available for free.

 

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Option 2: Amazon Corretto

Another free option is Amazon Corretto. Amazon Corretto provides JRE 8, JDK for 8 and 11 in both 64-bit and 32-bit. Amazon Corretto does support JavaFX. You can register in JavaSoft registry, PATH, JAVA_HOME. 

For more information and to download go to Amazon Corretto. 

From Amazon Corretto website: 

Amazon Corretto is a no-cost, multiplatform, production-ready distribution of the Open Java Development Kit (OpenJDK). Corretto comes with long-term support that will include performance enhancements and security fixes. Amazon runs Corretto internally on thousands of production services and Corretto is certified as compatible with the Java SE standard. With Corretto, you can develop and run Java applications on popular operating systems, including Linux, Windows, and macOS.

 

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Option 3: Azul Zulu

Azul Zulu provides JRE and JDK for Java 8 and 11 plus JDK for 7 and 12 with support for 32-bit and 64-bit versions (except version 7). Azul Zulu supports JavaFX. You can register in JavaSoft registry and PATH only. 

For more information and to download go to Azul Zulu website. 

https://www.azul.com/zulu-enterprise-landing/?gclid=CjwKCAjwtO7qBRBQEiwAl5WC23MPkahh7_F6dsWomtQ7Kg11RORbIqAkAL1UCnPeoPxbQwdIGji-NBoCW_UQAvD_BwE 

 

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Option 4: Oracle Java SE Subscription

If none of the open source options work for your application, you can purchase an Oracle Java SE subscription. For desktop the annual subscription is $30.00 per named user. Users cannot share a license. For servers or cloud the annual subscription is $300 per processor. As of October 2019, ITS is still researching any deployment requirements by Oracle to distribute and manage Java subscriptions. Submit a service request ticket to purchase the subscription.

For more information go to Oracle Java SE Subscription website. 

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Article ID: 1443
Created
Mon 10/14/19 10:39 AM
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Mon 10/14/19 10:46 AM