Earlier this year, Oracle made changes to its support of Java SE which would require businesses to have a commercial license for updates and support. Public updates of Java SE 8 by Oracle will not be available after January 2019.
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.
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 Services organization.
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.
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.
No, there are no financial consequence or obligations for AEM customers as a result of this announcement.
No, AEM customers may be supported on Oracle Java SE without having to contract for support directly with Oracle.
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.
No, a separate license will be needed if it’s not an AEM (or Adobe) application.
AEM Customers should contact the Adobe customer care organization for all issues pertaining to their AEM applications, including the underlying Oracle Java SE software.
No, at the moment only the Oracle Java SE JDK is supported for running AEM applications (also the IBM JDK when WebSphere Application Server is selected as the J2EE application server); please refer to the AEM technical requirements found here https://helpx.adobe.com/experience-manager/6-4/sites/deploying/using/technical- requirements.html for guidance on specific builds and versions.
Please refer to the official documentation page (e.g., for AEM release 6.4: https://helpx.adobe.com/experience-manager/6-4/sites/deploying/using/technical- requirements.html).
Maintenance updates for Oracle Java SE 6 and Oracle Java SE 7 will be made available to AEM customers for as long as these versions are supported by Oracle according to the roadmap available at https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/java-se-support-roadmap.html.
Thanks for the info Scott. Passing on this info to my competency and clients asap
Checking with the PM on this.
Hello, please file a DayCare ticket and the support organization will download the update and make it available to you. We still intend to push these updates to PackageShare eventually, but the current version is not able to accommodate the load/volume, therefore we are working on a new version (live this coming summer). Thank you
Bertrand de Coatpont - Product Management - AEM
Bertrand, thanks for that answer. I thought that the binaries were actually different than the ones being provided directly by Oracle via Java SE Development Kit 11- - Downloads but in fact the one being provided via DayCare and the one from Oracle have the same checksum:
MD5 (jdk-11.0.3_linux-x64_bin.tar.gz) = 6d5fd10897d65e053bb69ed9a032211a
So does that mean I can also use the one from Oracle and this would be covered by the Adobe License as well?
The AEM 6.4 requirements page Technical Requirements
links to a PDF, in there it says
"Where can AEM customers download the latest releases of Oracle Java SE JDK? https://downloads.experiencecloud.adobe.com/ "
But whenever I login in that site, I get redirected and then a 404 not found
I assume you want to fix this, since the Java JDK will have to be accessible for all AEM customers (and my Adobe ID even has partner status).