We have installed CA SSO 12.52 SP1 on Windows 2008 SP2 32 bits. JVM used: 1.6.32 32 bits. We are going to upgrade to CA SSO 12.8 on Windows 2012 64 bits. JVM used: 1.8.x 64 bits ( latest releases ) We have developped several Active Responses. ( about 8 ), that are working fine since 5 years on JSDK 1.6 and about CA SSO 12.0 and CA SSO 12.52 SP1 ( after our last upgrade ) We used JSDK 1.6 ( major 50 ) Do we need re-compile actual Custom Active Responses to be run under CA SSO 12.8 Policy Server ?
We recommend you to recompile the custom code with the new JVM, but also to use the SDK 12.8 to insure that the functions that your custom code will use to be at the exact level of the Policy Server one and they are up to date. But depending of the code you're using, you may test it as is with the new Policy Server. As java code is bit code and can be move from version, there are chances that the former .jar files will still work fine with the new JDK and Policy Server. If from those tests you face any execution problem, then recompile with the new JDK and SDK as per the ones that Policy Server runs.
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