Symantec Access Management

Announcement regarding Layer7 Advanced Authentication support for AdoptOpenJDK

By Rob Lindberg posted 08-12-2019 01:51 PM


CA Technologies, a Broadcom Company, is continually working to improve our software and services to best meet the needs of our customers. Broadcom/CA software products will be adding support open-source implementations of Java. Specifically, we are incorporating support for an open source Java SDK – AdoptOpenJDK in Layer7 Advanced Authentication.

This notice is to inform that Layer7 Advanced Authentication versions, 8.2 (any SP), 9.0 (any SP) and 9.1 are now certified with AdoptOpenJDK 8.

Customers now have an alternate option to use AdoptOpenJDK 8 instead of Oracle Java SDK. AdoptOpenJDK is a free and open-source implementation of Java Platform.

What is AdoptOpenJDK?

"AdoptOpenJDK uses infrastructure, build and test scripts to produce prebuilt binaries from OpenJDK™ class libraries and a choice of either the OpenJDK HotSpot or Eclipse OpenJ9 VM.

All AdoptOpenJDK binaries and scripts are open source licensed and available for free." (source:

AdoptOpenJDK 8 can be implemented for customers that are using Apache Tomcat or JBoss EAP or Oracle EAP as Web Application Server. For customers using IBM WebSphere as Web Application Server you will need to still use the IBM Java SDK.

For questions and additional information, please refer to

Your success is important to us, and we look forward to continuing our successful partnership with you.

Layer7 Advanced Authentication Product Team