There is no immediate action for AEM customers; instead, you can be rest assured that the AEM licenses/services provides support for the underlying Java technology.
Question: Who is impacted by this communication?
All AEM customers should pay attention to this communication and its consequences:
·Especially AEM customers using AEM on-premise software and non-Adobe managed services.
·This communication may not be relevant to AEM Managed Services customers, as Oracle Java SE support is being addressed by the Adobe Managed Servicesorganization.
Question: What is the scope of the support?
The support covers the use of all Oracle Java SE releases, current and future, for AEM customers to run their AEM applications. This includes the Oracle Java SE 8 JDK and Oracle Java SE 11 JDK releases.
Question: Is there an immediate action item for AEM customers?
No, AEM customers can continue operating their AEM applications with the existing Oracle Java SE JDK, with the extra benefit of being supported even when the Oracle Java SE JDK reaches the end of the public updates, for instance in January 2019 for the Oracle Java SE 8 JDK.
Question: Is there a pricing impact for AEM customers?
No, there are no financial consequence or obligations for AEM customers as a result of this announcement.
Question: Should AEM customers contract for support for Oracle Java SE from Oracle?
No, AEM customers may be supported on Oracle Java SE without having to contract for support directly with Oracle.
Question: Can Oracle Java SE be used by an AEM customer’s developers on their workstations?
Question: Can Oracle Java SE be used for the tools allowing my customer to build and to compile AEM applications? (e.g., Jenkins)
Oracle Java SE may be used to compile Java code to be deployed to an AEM server running with the Oracle JDK. However, the Oracle JDK cannot be used as such for running third party applications like Jenkins or other Java-based applications, that require their own license.
Question: Can Oracle Java SE be used to run my J2EE AEM Forms server?
Question: Can Oracle Java SE be used to run non-AEM applications hosted by the same application server used for running AEM?
No, a separate license will be needed if it’s not an AEM (or Adobe) application.
Question: Where can AEM customers download the latest releases of the Oracle Java SE JDK?