Login Server and Portal 3.0.9 Desupport... Again

[Aug 3, 2007 Update:  That's it, folks.  Portal 3.0.9 and Login Server 3.0.9 are now officially out of Premier Support.  For a final discussion about this, see this article.]

Three months ago (an eternity in blog years), I noted that Login Server & Portal 3.0.9 will likely be effectively desupported this fall.  To recap:  this will be an unfortunate side-effect of Sun's upcoming release of Java 6 (a.k.a. 1.6), which triggers the desupport of Java 1.3.  Login Server & Portal 3.0.9 are only certified with Java 1.3, so this trumps Oracle's own planned desupport of Login Server & Portal 3.0.9 in July 2007.

Portal Upgrade Paths:

No Last Minute Reprieves

In that original article, I alluded to a slim chance of extending our support window for these elderly products.  Unfortunately, this has turned out to be technically infeasible.

After Sun's desupport of Java 1.3, E-Business Suite customers reporting problems with Login Server & Portal 3.0.9 will be advised to upgrade to the latest certified Portal 10g release.

Bite The Bullet

As you can see from the Portal Upgrade Path flowchart above, getting from Login Server & Portal 3.0.9 to the latest certified release may not be a walk in the park.

If you're running these products in production today, I strongly urge you to begin your upgrade planning to Oracle Application Server 10g, Portal 10g, and Single Sign-On 10g immediately

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Comments:

Steven,

Can you please advice that do you mean then saying "Login Server & Portal 3.0.9"?
A assume that you are not talking about an Apps default login page, are you?
By saying "default login pager" I mean page this appears then you navigate to http://<host>:800<X> (/oa_servlets/AppsLogin) where users enter username and password.
It isn’t clear what Oracle means by "Login Server & Portal 3.0.9"?

Thank you in advance for clarification,
Yury

Posted by Yury Velikanov on July 28, 2006 at 12:26 AM PDT #

Yury,No, I'm not referring to the default Apps login page.  If you have executed Metalink Note 146468.1, you have Login Server 3.0.9 in your environment.  If you have executed Metalink Note 146469.1, you have Portal 3.0.9 in your environment.Both of those Notes were optional.Regards,Steven 

Posted by Steven Chan on July 28, 2006 at 03:47 AM PDT #

Unfortunately, the presence of 11.5.10 CU2 and Java 1.5 in your environments  doesn't necessarily mean that you're ok.  If you've implemented either of Notes 146468.1 and 146469.1, then your environments are affected.Implementation of Discoverer 10g via Note 313418.1 is independent of Login Server and Portal 3.0.9.You may optionally integrate Discoverer 10g with an E-Business Suite 11i instance that's been SSO-enabled via Note 233436.1.Regards,Steven 

Posted by Steven Chan on July 28, 2006 at 08:39 AM PDT #

We have 11.5.10 CU2 and Java 1.5? Does This mean we are okay. Also we plan to implement Discoverer 10G ? Could we shift Login Portal to Appsever where Discoverer gets Installed?

Posted by Rajagopalan Raghuraman on July 28, 2006 at 08:42 AM PDT #

Hi Steven

I have a quick question about the Sun desupport for JDK 1.3

I have a customer who is running Solaris and as such is able to get Vintage support for JDK 1.3. However this leaves the obvious questions about Oracle supporting login server 3.0.9 up to the origional July 2007 date.

Regards

Colin

Posted by Colin Parry on October 19, 2006 at 04:36 AM PDT #

Hi, Colin,From a support perspective, Oracle will continue to respond to customers' Service Requests about Login Server 3.0.9 and Portal 3.0.9 until July 2007.This is regardless of whether Sun desupports JDK 1.3 earlier with the release of JDK 1.6 (6.0).If Oracle Support isolates a reported problem to JDK 1.3, then customers will need to follow up directly with Sun to obtain a fix.  Individual customers may choose to pay for JDK 1.3 bug fixes and support after Sun's desupport of that release.  That's up to the customer, and arranged by them with Sun directly.Regards,Steven 

Posted by Steven Chan on October 19, 2006 at 07:25 AM PDT #

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