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Can Oracle Customers Use Java SE 8 Patch Updates Released after January 2019 (Doc ID 2417853.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 27, 2020

Applies to:

Java SE JDK and JRE - Version 8 to 8
Information in this document applies to any platform.


With the end of public updates for Java SE 8 being January 31, 2019, a separate commercial license is required for business, commercial, or production use of Java SE 8 updates released after January, 2019, with any custom (home grown) or third party Java applications, per the Oracle Java SE 8 Release Updates announcement.  The next release after January, 2019, is the April 2019 CPU, so the license changes effectively apply to all Java SE 8 releases beginning with the April 16, 2019 CPU release and forward. 

How do these Java SE 8 commercial license requirements affect the use and support of Java SE 8 updates for Oracle customers after January, 2019?


  1. Are customers who use Java SE 8 with Oracle applications, such as WebLogic or Forms, eligible to get Java SE 8 updates after January 2019?
  2. After January 2019, is a separate commercial license required to be purchased to get Java SE 8 updates for desktops that run client software used to access Oracle applications?
  3. Are Forms desktop users considered "individuals" who will have access to Java 8 updates until the end of 2020?
  4. Can Java SE 8 updates continue to be used on Solaris systems?



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