Oracle Java SE Access

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Changes Affecting Red Hat’s Distribution of Oracle Java software

What is happening?

Red Hat has provided access to Oracle Java SE software bundled with certain Red Hat Enterprise Linux and JBoss Middleware subscriptions. Customer access to the Oracle Java SE software with those subscriptions through the Red Hat Customer Portal has changed as of November 30, 2017.

What does this mean for you?

Red Hat customers who purchased eligible RHEL and JBoss Middleware subscriptions on or before 30 November 2017 bundled with Oracle Java SE will continue to have access to the Oracle Java SE software listed below and will receive support and updates from Red Hat until November 30, 2018. After November 30, 2017, the Oracle Java SE software will no longer be accessible from the Oracle Java channel in your Red Hat Customer Portal account. Red Hat will be in touch with these customers shortly to provide additional information with respect to continued access to the support and updates.

While you may continue to receive access to support and updates for eligible RHEL and JBoss Middleware subscriptions purchased on or before 30 November 2017, you may not use the Oracle Java SE support or updates with any Red Hat subscriptions purchased after November 30, 2017. Please refer to the relevant Oracle end user license agreement here for terms related to use of the software.

Please contact Red Hat Technical Support with any questions.

What is OpenJDK?

For an integrated Java solution consider OpenJDK (Open Java Development Kit) which is the default Red Hat Java development and runtime environment. OpenJDK is an open source and fully compliant implementation of the Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE). The OpenJDK upstream community project is currently sponsored and led by Oracle; the OpenJDK software is released under the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL 2 and 2+). Red Hat is committed to ongoing support of the OpenJDK platform.

The following list of Red Hat Knowledgebase articles provide more information about OpenJDK:

OpenJDK Life Cycle and Support Policy
Oracle JDK vs. OpenJDK
Is OpenJDK supported on Windows?

Oracle Java Packages

The following Oracle Java packages distributed by Red Hat are affected by this notice:

  • java-1.6.0-sun
  • java-1.6.0-sun-demo
  • java-1.6.0-sun-devel
  • java-1.6.0-sun-jdbc
  • java-1.6.0-sun-plugin
  • java-1.6.0-sun-src
  • java-1.7.0-oracle
  • java-1.7.0-oracle-devel
  • java-1.7.0-oracle-javafx
  • java-1.7.0-oracle-jdbc
  • java-1.7.0-oracle-plugin
  • java-1.7.0-oracle-src
  • java-1.8.0-oracle (RHEL 6.6+, 7.1+)
  • java-1.8.0-oracle-devel (RHEL 6.6+, 7.1+)
  • java-1.8.0-oracle-javafx (RHEL 6.6+, 7.1+)
  • java-1.8.0-oracle-jdbc (RHEL 6.6+, 7.1+)
  • java-1.8.0-oracle-plugin (RHEL 6.6+, 7.1+)
  • java-1.8.0-oracle-src (RHEL 6.6+, 7.1+)

Thank you for your understanding during this transition. Please contact Red Hat Technical Support with any questions.


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