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Does EBS Require Licenses for Java?

Elke Phelps
Product Management Director

We recently published a Java usage with Oracle E-Business Suite FAQ to answer questions we frequently receive from customers. This blog article highlights one of the most frequently asked questions we get about Java and Oracle E-Business Suite.

Frequently Asked Question about Java and Oracle E-Business Suite

Do I need to buy any specific Java SE licenses to use Java with Oracle E-Business Suite?

Answer

No. Oracle E-Business Suite has dependency on Java for server-based and end-user client-based components. Therefore, Oracle E-Business Suite customers will continue to have access to Java SE without purchasing Java SE Support licenses. 

My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 1557737.1, Support Entitlement for Java SE When Used As Part of Another Oracle Product, documents this in detail, including the following example:

..."Customer is using Oracle Forms or an Oracle Forms based product, such as Oracle E-Business Suite. Customer is entitled to download and use Java SE updates and patches to run the product on the server. In addition, when the product, like Oracle E-Business Suite, uses client-side Java applications (browser-based or standalone), the customer is entitled to download and install Java SE updates and patches on the desktop PCs used to run Oracle E-Business Suite client applications. Incidental use of the same Java-enabled browser to access non-Oracle Java web-based applications is permitted but not supported."

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