Java - Compatible Versions for UW Services

This document lists UW Services that require Java, and the version(s) of Java that each has been validated to work with.

All Windows testing was completed with the 32-bit version of the Java client. If you experience problems accessing any of the applications below, please try removing any 64-bit versions of Java and updating to the latest compatible 32-bit client. Instructions on how to do so are located at the bottom of this page.

Oracle has recently updated their terms of service to require commercial users purchase a subscription to continue to receive updates for Java SE 8. The applications listed below are licensed for continued use of Java SE 8 without requiring the purchase of a commercial Java SE license. However, if your unit requires the use of Java SE 8 for applications not listed here, you will need to confirm directly with your application's vendor whether they have an agreement in place with Oracle to continue to use Java without a subscription. Alternatively, you can transition from using Oracle's Java SE distribution, and use the open source OpenJDK option instead.

Note: entries marked with an asterisk (*) require additional configuration before the application will work properly. See Java - Adding Sites to Exceptions List for instructions on doing so. OpenJDK was tested with the public Windows 64-bit edition of AdoptOpenJDK, which includes the IcedTea-Web add-on required for the applications listed in this document. See "Installing AdoptOpenJDK" below for more information.

JEMS CHRIS/CHRIS-HR/PVL/HIRE Yes* Yes, with exceptions  Java 8: Any browser support continues. Java 8 is required to run Oracle Forms (9 and 10 will not work).

Recommend unchecking box requesting "resetting notifications" as it in some cases does not give the dialog needed first time into the system causing a system lock on the user machine.

Application can now be run from any browser. Users will be prompted to open a Java Web Start file if they are not using Internet Explorer.

OpenJDK: JEMS does not work with OpenJDK on IE. OpenJDK does work on other browsers but opens multiple applet windows which might cause confusion with users. Also, if the user accidentally closes the blank applet window, it will kick them out of the system.

Common Business Systems (CBS) Yes* N/A Application requires use of Internet Explorer due to its dependence on the browser plugin. It does not work with Firefox, Edge, Chrome, or Safari. Java 8 is required to run Oracle Forms (newer Java versions will not work). The latest Java 8 version will be made available from the application launch page.
Housing Admin Apps Yes N/A Any browser support continues. Java 8 is required to run Oracle Forms (9 and 10 will not work). Updates will be made available from the launch page.
Planning Allocation (PA) Yes N/A Java 8: Application can now be run from any browser. Users will be prompted to open a Java Web Start file if they are not using Internet Explorer.
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM) Yes* No SEPM 12.1 RU2 and above require Java 7 or greater. As of SEP 14, the SEP console only supports 64-bit versions of Java, and the 32-bit version may need to be uninstalled: https://support.symantec.com/en_US/article.TECH236409.html.

OpenJDKOpenJDK testing was not successful. The login screen loads, but an "Unexpected console error" message appears no matter the input.
Task Tracker Yes N/A Any browser support continues. Java 8 is required to run Oracle Forms (9 and 10 will not work). Updates will be made available from the launch page.
Legislative Budget (LB) Yes N/A Application can now be run from any browser. Users will be prompted to open a Java Web Start file if they are not using Internet Explorer.

The latest release of Java 8 is 8u221 (version 8, update 221), which is available for download from http://java.com/en/download/manual.jsp. Download and run the "Windows Offline (32-bit)" installer, even if you have a 64-bit version of Windows. Since most web browsers are 32-bit only, they are only able to use the 32-bit version of Java. After installing Java, you may need to quit and re-launch your browser for the change to take effect.

Before installing, uninstall Oracle's Java.

To install AdoptOpenJDK 8, go to https://adoptopenjdk.net/releases.html?variant=openjdk8&jvmVariant=hotspot. Choose version OpenJDK 8 (LTS) and HotSot JVM, then select the Windows x64 platform. The Windows x64 option is the only one that contains the necessary IcedTea-Web addon. You will need to ensure the IcedTea-Web component is selected during install, as shown in the following screenshot:

Custom Setup screenshot for installing the IcedTea-Web package.

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Created:2013-01-25 14:07 CDTUpdated:2019-08-28 14:19 CDT
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