Posts tagged OpenJDK

OpenJDK Support FAQs

As of this month, there will no longer be any public JDK 8 releases. This means that security fixes won't be publicly accessible. A Payara support contract lets you take advantage of Payara's partnership with Azul, providing you with access to Zulu Enterprise. This means that you will have access to all future JDK 8 security fixes. Below are some common questions we receive regarding Zulu Enterprise and how it works with a Payara support contract.

 

Securing Payara Server and Payara Micro with a Supported JDK

As you probably already know, Oracle decided to stop providing public updates for Oracle Java Development Kit 8 (JDK 8) in January 2019. Public updates and security fixes will be provided by Oracle only for the latest version of Oracle JDK, for 6 months until the next new version. While personal users will still continue to get updates for Oracle JDK 8 until December 2020, commercial companies that plan to use it after January 2019 will either need to become Oracle customers or switch to a JDK 8 distribution supported by someone else to receive regular updates with critical and security fixes.

 

How to Install OpenJDK

If you don’t already have a JDK installed, you’ll need to download and install one before you can deploy Payara Server. We recommend Zulu®, an OpenJDK that is fully compliant with the Java SE standard, 100% open source, and can be downloaded and used for free. Also, should you ever purchase support for the Payara Platform, support for Zulu OpenJDK is included.

 

Download Zulu OpenJDK from their website: https://www.azul.com/downloads/zulu/

 

Understanding Payara Services OpenJDK Support Benefits

Starting this year, customers that come on board with our support services also have access to commercial OpenJDK support included, thanks to the partnership between Payara Services and Azul Systems' Enterprise Support! If you are interested in Payara Enterprise or our Migration & Project Support but are hesitating and have some doubts about what value this service brings to your organization and environment, this article may help dispel them and give you much needed decision-making clarity.