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University site license for Oracle Java products

The U purchased a one-time subscription license that covers Oracle Java products for campus to give system administrators time to migrate to no-cost Java products.

On March 2019, UIT notified the University of Utah community about Oracle’s plan to begin charging for its Java products.

In the intervening months, the U researched various solutions and opted to purchase a one-time, 12-month Oracle Java subscription license that covers Oracle Java product use by main campus and University of Utah Health organizations.

The 12-month subscription was purchased in order to give university organizations time to migrate to alternative no-cost Java products for in-house and vendor-provided software. University IT leaders strongly urge system administrators to migrate to alternative no-cost Java products as soon as possible, no later than May 2020.

While working to migrate to alternative Java options, system administrators may access the U’s Oracle Java support portal to download software and patches (OSL software store; authentication required).

System administrators should use the OSL portal to help track institutional utilization of Oracle Java products. Ongoing Oracle Java licensing decisions will depend on institutional need and availability of funding.

If you have any questions, please contact your local IT support staff or your central IT Help Desk (main campus: or 801-581-4000 x1; U of U Health: or 801-587-6000).