Java Runtime Environment (JRE) - Update Accelerite Customer Advisory

Oracle has announced that starting April 16, 2019 Oracle JDK License has changed for new releases.  Public updates for Oracle Java SE 8 released after January 2019 will NOT be available for business, commercial, or production use without a commercial license.

The new Oracle Technology Network License Agreement for Oracle Java SE is substantially different from prior Oracle JDK licenses. The new license permits certain uses, such as personal use and development use, at no cost. Please review the terms carefully before downloading and using it. A link to FAQ is available here from Oracle to understand the license terms further.

 

Alternative: Amazon Corretto

Customers who do not wish to subscribe for JRE updates can use Amazon Corretto as a drop-in replacement. Amazon Corretto is released under the open source license category and updates can be downloaded from Amazon Web services:

https://aws.amazon.com/corretto/

https://aws.amazon.com/corretto/faqs/

 

Ways to Update JRE and Corretto:

Accelerite has ensured these latest critical updates are available for customers using the Supported Radia versions through a hotfix. Since the changes to Licensing terms, Accelerite will cease to share JRE updates for Radia through hotfix and JRE updates will not be bundled with Cumulative patches of major release of Radia versions.

Accelerite will however continue to support both Oracle JRE and Corretto and will share scripts that will help with installation and upgrades as and when new releases are available.

As a Radia End-point Management customer to understand how it may impact the use of JRE with the Radia Management Console web application, we recommend you read the FAQ below. If you have any more questions on how Radia Endpoint Management can help you with this, please write to us at support@accelerite.com.

 

FAQ’s

FAQ’s

  1. What is Amazon Corretto?

    Amazon Corretto is a no-cost, multiplatform, production-ready distribution of the Open Java Development Kit (OpenJDK).

    For more information, refer to https://aws.amazon.com/corretto/

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  2. How does Oracle JRE license change affect Radia customers?

    The Oracle JDK License has changed for releases starting April 16, 2019.

    The new Oracle Technology Network License Agreement for Oracle Java SE is substantially different from prior Oracle JDK licenses. The new license permits certain uses, such as personal use and development use, at no cost -- but other uses authorized under prior Oracle JDK licenses may no longer be available. Please review the terms carefully before downloading and using this product.

    Commercial license and support is available with a low-cost Java SE Subscription.

    Oracle also provides the latest OpenJDK release under the open source GPL License atjdk.java.net.

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  3. Will this impact my day to day Operations on Radia End-Point Management?

    The current applied version that was released prior to April 16, 2019 will not be affected and hence no operations on Radia Endpoint Management would be affected. However, if you wish to update to a newer version of JRE, a subscription with Oracle is required.  Alternatively, you can replace JRE with the latest no-cost version of Amazon Corretto at any time.

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  4. What if I don’t update JRE on my Radia Core Server?

    Radia Endpoint Management will continue to function normally, but you will not receive the possible benefits and vulnerability patches that may be included in newer versions of the JRE.

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  5. Our licenses agreement with Oracle allows us subscription to JRE updates. Do I still need to use Amazon Corretto?

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  6. What versions of Radia Endpoint Management are affected?

    Radia Versions 9.1, 9.2, and 10.0 are affected.

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  7. What if I run into problems, whom can I ask for help?

    Contact the Accelerite Support team for any assistance.

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  8. Is there any cost involved if I change to Amazon Corretto?

    Amazon Corretto is available for download and use at no cost long-term support from Amazon. There are no additional paid features or restrictions.

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  9. Is it mandatory to update my existing JRE?

    Refer the response to Q4.

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