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Applies To:

GroupID 9 & 10

Business Scenario:

GroupID 9 is shipped with the old version of Oracle Java Runtime Environment (JRE), which is vulnerable to security risk. In order to upgrade to the latest JRE, Oracle requires paid upgrades for commercial use. GroupID doesn’t require the Oracle-based JRE; instead you can use Azul Zulu. We are already using this for our latest build of GroupID 10 and this can be implemented in the older builds of GroupID 9.

Explanation:

In our environment, Oracle Java upgrades for commercial use now require a paid upgrade option only. In order to use the latest updates for free and from a reputable provider, we have shifted to Azul Zulu JRE, which is also included in the latest build of GroupID 10.

To upgrade Oracle JRE in GroupID 9, we can simply follow the steps below and update it to the latest version.

Steps:

  1. Go to the following link to download the latest Zulu JRE: Last tested Version is 8u272b17
    Download Zulu Java 8
  2. Once you open the link scroll all the way to the bottom and look for the correct version. Current Version: 8u282b08
  3. Download and install the Zulu JRE using an installer.
  4. After completing the installation, right-click My PC and select Properties > Advanced System Settings > Advanced tab > Environment Variables.


     
  5. Select JAVA_HOME and click Edit.


  6. Give the correct path to the Zulu installation directory and the JRE folder, which is included in the Zulu folder. It is as:

     
  7. Make sure both the highlighted paths are correct.

  8. Click OK.

Use Cases:

  • It is recommended to install JRE 8 alongside Zulu, update the Java_Home variables and redirect them towards Zulu.  Do Not uninstall JRE as GroupID release version needs the JRE registry keys.
  • In case you want to remove Java JRE completely, uninstall it from the Control Panel and add the registry keys manually to update the registry.
  1. Add a subentry by the name of 1.8 in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Runtime Environment.
  2. Change CurrentVersion of Java Runtime Environment to 1.8.
  3. In 1.8, add JavaHome and set the path of Zulu as its value.
     


Reference:

GroupID Installation Guide

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