|Applies To||RSA Product Set: Adaptive Authentication (OnPrem)|
RSA Product/Service Type: Adaptive Authentication (OnPrem)
RSA Version/Condition: 7.3.x
Customer found the following article in Oracle website about End of Life support for Java SE: https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/eol-135779.html
They are concerned because they noticed that Java 8 will stop receiving updates on January 2019, and also support will end starting on March 2022.
Currently, they don't have a Premium, Extended or Sustaining support contract with Oracle.
|Resolution||There are different End of Life Support for Oracle products.|
1) Java SE Public Updates
Public updates are released with cumulative fixes or new features for existing versions.
For Java 8 it says:
It means, starting on January 2019 you will not receive any other update for the latest Java 8 release, but there will still be support for this product and does not indicate the End Of Life for this product.
2) Oracle Java SE Product Releases / Oracle Java SE Support Roadmap
It refers to the support of the current products. More information can be found in this link:
So, for Java 8 it says:
There will be support for this Java version for different layers until 2025, and sustaining support is indefinite.
As a conclusion, it is safe to continue using the Java 8 JDK as it will still be supported for a long time. Even for other environments and AAOP versions, Java 6 and Java 7 are still being used as they are still supported by Oracle.
|Notes||As of November 2018, JRE 9 and JRE 11 are not yet supported by any AAOP version 7.x.|