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Insights and updates on Java SE and OpenJDK from the Java Platform Group Product Management Team

  • January 27, 2016

Java Advanced Management Console 2.2

Today, the Java Platform team is pleased to release Java Advanced Management Console version 2.2.  Available for production use with appropriately licensed Java SE Advanced products, the Advanced Management Console helps system administrators track and manage Java across their organization. Its usage tracking capabilities help system administrators create a Java application inventory to know which Java versions are used for which applications, and by whom. Administrators can then manage exposure of the browser plugin: allowing known-safe applications to run against older Java versions based on compatibility, and potentially blocking unknown applications altogether. 

This newest version of Advanced Management Console makes a number of improvements designed to streamline Java usage across client endpoints across a large organization:

  • This version supports zero-configuration endpoints to better handle cases of multi-user systems and walk-up terminals. In previous versions, each agent installation needed a post-install configuration to identify the user. In AMC 2.2, this step is optional and the system offers more visibility on the hostname.
  • Another streamlining capability helps simplify the certificates used by endpoints to verify the Deployment Rule Set. When installed, the DeploymentRuleSet.jar file must be signed by a trusted certificate. A number of organizations use self-signed certificates or act as their own internal certificate authority. As clients download updated Deployment Rule Set files from a trusted Advanced Management Console server, clients will apply transitive trust and import the Deployment Rule Set’s certificate. As a result of this change, systems will see fewer cases of "DeploymentRuleSet.jar is not valid."

If your organization is looking to manage the security and compatibility of many different Java versions, please download an evaluation copy of the Advanced Management Console.

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