Java JRE 1.6.0_34 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite

Java logoThe latest Java Runtime Environment 1.6.0_34 (a.k.a. JRE 6u34-b04) is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i and 12 desktop clients.  

What's new in Java 1.6.0_34?

See the 1.6.0_34 Update Release Notes for details about what has changed in this release.  This release is available for download from the usual Sun channels and through the 'Java Automatic Update' mechanism.

32-bit and 64-bit versions certified

This certification includes both the 32-bit and 64-bit JRE versions.

32-bit JREs are certified on:

  • Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3)
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Windows 7 and Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

64-bit JREs are certified only on 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1).

Worried about the 'mismanaged session cookie' issue?

No need to worry -- it's fixed.  To recap: JRE releases 1.6.0_18 through 1.6.0_22 had issues with mismanaging session cookies that affected some users in some circumstances.

The fix for those issues was first included in JRE 1.6.0_23. These fixes will carry forward and continue to be fixed in all future JRE releases.  In other words, if you wish to avoid the mismanaged session cookie issue, you should apply any release after JRE 1.6.0_22.

All JRE 1.6 releases are certified with EBS upon release

Our standard policy is that all E-Business Suite customers can apply all JRE updates to end-user desktops from JRE 1.6.0_03 and later updates on the 1.6 codeline.  We test all new JRE 1.6 releases in parallel with the JRE development process, so all new JRE 1.6 releases are considered certified with the E-Business Suite on the same day that they're released by our Java team. 

You do not need to wait for a certification announcement before applying new JRE 1.6 releases to your EBS users' desktops.


For important guidance about the impact of the JRE Auto Update feature on JRE 1.6 desktops, see:


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Hello Steven

Has the issue reported in the previous release regarding the missing CLSID been fixed in this release?

Posted by Olivier Gagnon on August 15, 2012 at 10:00 AM PDT #

Hello Steven,

We have done some inhouse testing and we can confirm that the missing keys from the HKCU in Java 32 and 33 have been fixed in Java 34.

Posted by Olivier Gagnon on August 15, 2012 at 11:27 AM PDT #


This issue has been logged as a bug against the Java product. It is not fixed in JRE 6u34 yet.

(Your own experience may be unique to your setup and may be misinterpreted by our readers, so I haven't published your follow-up comment about that.)


Posted by Steven Chan on August 16, 2012 at 08:30 AM PDT #

The experience of Olivier Gagnon is not unique. In the company where I work we are facing the same kind of problem.
Since version 1.6.0_33 (I have not tried with 1.6.0_32), the registry keys used to control the minimum version allowed to use e-business suite are not created for users that are different from the one who has installed JRE on the PC.JRE 6u34 does not solve the problem, because it doesn't create the keys.
If changing the installation behavior of the jre is not a priority, the control that IE uses should be changed. If jre 6u29 is set to be the minimum version allowed, IE should check if at least one of the registry keys of the same version or later versions are present in HKEY_CURRENT_USER registry section, instead of checking only if version 29 key exists.

Posted by Giuliano Iunco on August 17, 2012 at 02:12 AM PDT #


Yes, thanks for the independent confirmation. We are aware that this issue is still unresolved. A workaround for this is documented in our EBS+JRE related Notes listed in the article above.

If you need assistance with the workaround, please log a Service Request with Oracle Support; we'll help you get past this.


Posted by Steven Chan on August 17, 2012 at 11:22 AM PDT #

I believe eBiz is currently tied to JRE 6.x due to use of Oracle Forms. Do you know if JRE 1.7_x has been certified by Oracle to work with Oracle Forms yet? See the message below:
Java SE 6 End of Public Updates
After February 2013, Oracle will no longer post updates of Java SE 6 to its public download sites. Existing Java SE 6 downloads already posted as of February 2013 will remain accessible in the Java Archive on Oracle Technology Network. Developers and end-users are encouraged to update to more recent Java SE versions that remain available for public download.


Posted by guest on October 11, 2012 at 08:57 AM PDT #

The last discussion I saw of JRE 7 certification with eBiz was from June 13th. Is there an updated status?

Reverting back to Java 6 from Java 7
If an E-Business Suite end-user's desktop has been inadvertently upgraded to JRE 1.7, you must:
Uninstall JRE 1.7
Reinstall the latest JRE 1.6 release.
Stay on Java 6 for now
EBS customers should continue to run JRE 1.6 (a.k.a. JRE 6) on their Windows end-user desktops, and JDK 6 on their EBS servers.

If a search engine has brought you to this article, please check the Certifications summary for our latest certified Java release.

Our plans for certifying Java 7 for the E-Business Suite
We plan on releasing the Java 7 certification for E-Business Suite customers in two phases:
Phase 1: Certify JRE 7 for Windows end-user desktops
Phase 2: Certify JDK 7 for server-based components

When will Java 7 be certified with EBS?
We're working on the first phase now. At this time, we cannot provide delivery dates, but you can monitor or subscribe to this blog for updates.

Current known issues with JRE 1.7 in EBS environments
Our current testing shows that there are known incompatibilities between JRE 1.7 and the Forms-invocation process in EBS environments. In the meantime, EBS customers should not deploy JRE 1.7 to their end-user Windows desktop clients. EBS customers should remain on JRE 6 at this time.

Posted by guest on October 11, 2012 at 09:17 AM PDT #

Hello, Guests (both on Oct 11),

We're in the final stages of our JRE 7 certification right now. We now have fixes for most of the JRE compatibility issues with the
E-Business Suite. We are working on the remaining fixes now.

Oracle's Revenue Recognition rules prohibit us from discussing certification and release dates, but you're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog. I'll post updates here as soon as soon as they're available.


Posted by Steven Chan on October 15, 2012 at 02:03 PM PDT #

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