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  • 1.  JRE expiration date: 11/20/21

    Posted 09-01-2021 10:54 AM
    We have E-Business Suite R12.2.7 and I have Java 8 Update 301 JRE client installed.
    I have enabled enabled the Java Console.
    After I login and click on anything that launches Oracle Forms (e.g. Profile System Values).
    The Java Console pop-window appears the following top three lines:

    Java Plug-in 11.301.2.09
    Using JRE version 1.8.0_301-b09 Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM
    JRE expiration date: 11/20/21 12:00 AM​

    Does anyone know what action needs to be taken, if any, prior to JRE expiration date: 11/20/21?


    Patricia Turner
    Manager, Database Administration
    CDM Smith Inc.
    Boston MA

  • 2.  RE: JRE expiration date: 11/20/21

    Oracle Ace
    Posted 09-02-2021 09:53 AM
    Hi Patricia,

    I don't think any other action needs to be taken. I believe each version of Java comes with an expiration date that is located in the file (located in <User Application Data Folder>\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\).

    My expiration date is past due as I haven't updated my JRE yet (see below) and everything is still working fine. You'll probably update your Java again before that date and it will have another expiration date.

    Java Plug-in
    Using JRE version 1.8.0_281-b09 Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM
    JRE expiration date: 5/17/21 12:00 AM

    Alfredo Abate
    Sr. Oracle Systems Architect
    BBB Industries
    Daphne AL
    (800) 280-2737

  • 3.  RE: JRE expiration date: 11/20/21

    Posted 09-03-2021 09:03 AM

    Hi Alfredo,


    We received a perplexing response from Oracle (something about installing CA root certificate) related to this question, so the explanation you provided makes much more sense.  I could not find a date in the properties file in my version (8u301), but that is irrelevant.


    After I posted, we found an employee with an older version of Java (1.8.0_291) and the expiration date is 8/17/21 and just like you, he was able to launch Forms without issue.




  • 4.  RE: JRE expiration date: 11/20/21

    CO19 Speaker
    Posted 09-03-2021 10:01 AM
    Hi Patricia,

    nothing to do from your end. As long as you're higher than the minimum supported version. (see mentioned notes at the end)
    Nevertheless, it is still recommended to update JRE regularly. Oracle usually certifies new JRE releases directly for EBS client tier.
    And from an Security Standpoint of view it is recommended to always update to latest available version.

    Here are some useful links and MOS notes:
    Using Java Web Start with Oracle E-Business Suite (Doc ID 2188898.1)
    FAQ: Essentials of Java Usage in Oracle E-Business Suite (Doc ID 2510500.1)


    Kai Glittenberg
    Solution Architect Cloud Services
    Apps Associates
    (491) 603-655544