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New and Changing: Updates from AIT

Posted April 12, 2019 by Academic and Institutional Technology
Tags: Security

On April 24th, AIT will be uninstalling the Java SE platform from all college-owned computers where it is not currently needed. This is in response to a change in Oracle’s licensing in which commercial customers can no longer receive updates without a paid Java subscription.  Many software developers who previously relied on Java SE no longer do so, and many browsers such as Chrome, Edge, Safari, and the latest Firefox no longer support the Java plugin.

 

We are aware that there are some members of the college who have a legitimate use for Java. Please reference the products below along with action steps if you use these products:

  • Banner 8 (Old Banner) – No action is needed at this time. Banner 8 users have been added to an uninstall exception list.
  • Library software related to Voyager system/ILLIAD – No action is needed at this time. Your computer has been added to an uninstall exception list.
  • I9 Widget for hiring – Please contact the AIT Service Desk at x4357 or ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu. We can help you configure the program to use a Java alternative.
  • Any other program that relies on Java – Please contact the AIT Service Desk at x4357 or ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu. We can help you determine whether a Java alternative will support your application.

 

If you are not aware of any Java-reliant software that you are using, no action is needed from you at this time.