Java Auto-Update (AU) Policy Change
(Doc ID 1470691.1)
Last updated on OCTOBER 30, 2020
Applies to:Java SE JDK and JRE - Version 1.4.2 and later
Microsoft Windows (32-bit)
Java auto-update (AU) Policy Change
JRE builds with auto-update turned off, previously available only to customers of Java SE Advanced and Java SE Suite, can now be downloaded by all customers with proper entitlement (see below) from the Java SE Downloads page.
Please read the following before using the JRE build with auto-update turned off:
- The JRE build with auto-update turned off is available only for the Windows 32-bit platform, because the auto-update feature is not available on any of the other supported Java platforms.
- It is critical that desktops are always kept up to date with the latest security releases. The easiest way to handle this is to use the standard Oracle binaries and let the default auto-update mechanism handle this for users. If you have a desktop management solution in place and prefer to have more control over when and how updates are pushed out, you can use the auto-update-disabled binaries and provision updates through that system instead.
Following table shows the availability matrix for the JRE binary with auto-update turned off for Oracle customers.
Note that JRE with AU OFF is a special binary (only for Windows 32-bit platform) that can be downloaded only from MOS. Above table does not apply to customers who use the standard JRE from OTN/java.com and then manually turn off AU.
To view full details, sign in with your My Oracle Support account.
Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started!
In this Document