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Jar File Expiration for Forms and Higher on 6 July 2013 (Doc ID 1550175.1)

Last updated on JULY 16, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Forms - Version and later
Oracle Forms for OCI - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


 The trusted certificate used to sign Oracle provided jar files such as frmall.jar, frmwebutil.jar, etc. will expire on July 6, 2013.  In previous versions of Forms, such as early versions of Forms 10gR2, Java Warning messages would occur after the expiration date.  For examples of what would be seen, please review <Note 760645.1> and <Note 1307787.1>.

Beginning with Forms, Forms development began using the Signature Time Stamp Support feature of Java to prevent a warning if the jar file was signed by a valid certificate at the time of its creation prior to the certificate's expiration date.   The passage of this date does not cause a change in behavior or security reliability.  This date merely means that the jar file had to be signed before that date.

With the use of the Signature Time Stamp method,  there is no impact on end users or change in application functionality.  The expiration date will pass and no expiration warning will display.

The purpose of this FAQ is to provide details on what will happen after this date and what Oracle Forms users should know related to this.

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Questions and Answers
 What will users see  after the expiration date has been reached?
 Are there any security risks associated with this?
 Since no warning will occur, do I need to perform any actions?
 How can I determine the expiration date of my Oracle provided  jar files?
 What about jar files that I created on my own or that were supplied by non-Oracle vendors?
 I'm still on 10gR2.  Will my users see jar file expiration warnings?

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