Java JRE 1.6.0_37 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite

Java logoMy apologies: this certification announcement got lost in the OpenWorld maelstorm.  Better late than never. The section below entitled, "All JRE 1.6 releases are certified with EBS upon release" should obviate the need for these announcements, but I know that people have gotten used to seeing these certifications referenced explicitly. 

The latest Java Runtime Environment 1.6.0_37 (a.k.a. JRE 6u37-b06) is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i and 12 desktop clients.  

What's new in Java 1.6.0_37?

See the 1.6.0_37 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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Where is the best place to report problems with using Java 1.6.0_37 (32-bit) on Windows 2008 R2?
Currently we're having to run Java 1.6.0_30 as installing Java 1.6.0_37 seems to stop Firefox ESR 10 from working (Security Component fails to initialize error message).

Posted by Ian Neal on November 07, 2012 at 08:45 AM PST #

Hello, Ian,

I'm sorry to hear that you've encountered an issue with this.

Your best bet would be to log a formal Service Request via My Oracle Support (formerly Metalink) to get one of our specialists engaged.

Please feel free to forward your Service Request number to me if it gets stuck in the support process for some reason.


Posted by Steven Chan on November 07, 2012 at 08:48 AM PST #

By any chance, would you know when JRE 7 will be certified w/Oracle E-Business Suite?

Thank you,

Posted by guest on November 21, 2012 at 08:16 AM PST #


Please see:

Planning Bulletin for JRE 7: What EBS Customers Can Do Today (Oracle E-Business Suite Technology)


Posted by Steven Chan on November 21, 2012 at 11:24 AM PST #

failing to download java 1.6.0_37

Posted by webster on May 11, 2015 at 05:34 AM PDT #

Hello, Webster,

I'm sorry that you're encountering issues with this.
Java 6 is now available only via My Oracle Support for E-Business Suite users. You can find links to this release, including Release Notes, documentation, and the actual Java downloads here:

All Java SE Downloads on MOS (Note 1439822.1)

Both JDK and JRE packages are contained in a single combined download after 6u45. Download the "JDK" package for both the desktop client JRE and the server-side JDK package.


Posted by Steven Chan on May 11, 2015 at 11:08 AM PDT #

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