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Oracle Secure Global Desktop Version 5.4 is Now Available, Supersedes 5.3 (Doc ID 2381083.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 15, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Secure Global Desktop - Version 5.4 to 5.4 [Release 5.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


We are pleased to announce the 5.4 release of Oracle's Secure Global Desktop (SGD) product.  This update is a full-featured product release that may be installed directly on new systems, or be used as an upgrade on designated migration platforms, with caveats as outlined below.

Addendum: Secure Global Desktop 5.4 was originally released in April 2018, and has been superseded by several subsequent maintenance updates.  Administrators interested in SGD 5.4 are encouraged to review the SGD Release Announcement Reference for the latest available updates for this, and any other version of the product family. 

  > (Doc ID 2093579.2) - Oracle Secure Global Desktop, Release Announcement Reference

Oracle Secure Global Desktop

Oracle Secure Global Desktop provides secure access to centralized, server-hosted Windows, UNIX, mainframe, and midrange applications from a wide variety of popular client devices, including Windows PCs, Mac OS X systems, Oracle Solaris workstations, Linux PCs, thin clients, and more. Additionally, Oracle Secure Global Desktop provides access to full-screen desktop environments, allowing administrators the freedom to use a single solution to provide access to both server-based applications and server-hosted desktop environments such as Microsoft Remote Desktop Services.

New Features

The 5.4 release is a feature update of SGD.  This update includes new functionality, and several strategic performance and stability improvements to the 5.3 architecture.  For detailed information regarding the significant feature enhancements of 5.4 over previous platforms, we recommend reviewing the New Features section of the Release Notes, included within the Product Documentation on Oracle Tech Network. (OTN).  

Significant new features in the 5.4 release include:

Additional Improvements include:

Changes in Release 5.4

After these new features, there have also been several significant functional changes in the operation and support of Secure Global Desktop that were delivered in the previous feature release, (SGD 5.3).  These refinements include:

Note: These changes extend many other important changes that were previously introduced in SGD 5.3 and the subsequent patches for that platform, as outlined in great detail within the following resources:
  • The Changes section of the 5.3 Release Notes, included within the Product Documentation on Oracle Tech Network. (OTN).
  • The individual Update and BugFixes included within the available Patch Set Updates for SGD 5.3, as enumerated within:
    • <Document 2255450.1>
    • <Document 2255460.1>

Bug Fixes

The Section 3.2 of the official SGD 5.4 Release Notes enumerate all of the significant defects (Bug Fixes) that have been identified and resolved within the new 5.4 release.  These fixes supersede those delivered within 5.3, and the subsequent patch set updates (p1-p3) intended for that platform.

Updated Third Party Components

The following third party components are bundled with Secure Global Desktop, and have been updated in the 5.4 Release.  For more details regarding Third Party components within the Web Services stack, please see the SGD Webserver section of the Installation Guide.

Java Technology

This release of SGD includes Java 8 update 161.

SGD Web Service Components

The SGD web server consists of several components, the following table lists the component versions for this release of SGD.

Component NameVersion
Apache HTTP Server 2.4.29
OpenSSL 1.0.2n
Apache Tomcat 7.0.82

Supported Upgrades

Before upgrading a production Secure Global Desktop system, we strongly recommend that the Before you Upgrade section of the 5.4 Installation Guide be read in its entirety.  

The SGD 5.4 release will support upgrades from the following Secure Global Desktop versions only:

Note: Detailed information regarding this release is outlined within the published Release Notes for the product, which include specific information on:



Download the SGD 5.40 Media Pack

This product release is available to all Oracle customers that have registered their user accounts. 

To download Secure Global Desktop 5.4 media:

  1. Log in to Oracle Software Delivery Cloud ( and sign in with a valid Oracle user name to download Oracle products.
  2. Select "Download Package" from the presented drop down list, enter the string "Secure Global Desktop" in the text area, and click the Search button.
  3. Simply click on the desired Download Package, "Oracle Secure Global Desktop (" to move the item to your cart.
  4. Click on the Shopping Cart Icon to continue.
  5. Select the desired installation platform(s) for the download from the Platforms / Languages drop down menu, and click the Continue button.

    Note that users must accept the Oracle Standard Terms and Restrictions before they can continue with the download.
  6. Review and accept the Oracle License Agreement, and click the Continue button.
  7. A new download page will load, presenting options for the user to download the installation package.



Oracle Secure Global Desktop 5.4
PlatformPart Number
Linux x86, 64 bit  V975245-01
Oracle Solaris on Sparc, 64 bit  V975247-01
Oracle Solaris on x86, 64bit  V975246-01



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In this Document
 Oracle Secure Global Desktop
 New Features
 Changes in Release 5.4
 Bug Fixes
 Updated Third Party Components
 Supported Upgrades
 Download the SGD 5.40 Media Pack

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