Process Automation: Can I use JDK 1.8.0_xx with Process Auto 4.2?

Document ID:  TEC1215357
Last Modified Date:  06/12/2017
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  • CA Process Automation


  • CA Process Automation:Release:4.2
  • CA Process Automation:Release:4.2 SP02
  • CA Process Automation:Release:4.2.01
  • CA Process Automation:Release:4.2.02
  • CA Process Automation:Release:4.2.2


  • Process Automation:ITPAM

Can I use JDK 1.8.0_xx with Process Automation 4.2?


Version 4.2 was tested and certified with JDK versions 1.7.0_80 and earlier.

Some Companies allow Oracle Java to automatically upgrade the system JDK.  Once JDK 1.8.0_xx is downloaded and installed Process Automation stops working with version 4.2.x. 

Process Automation version 4.3 is certified with JDK 1.8.0_xx.


If using Process Automation 4.2 you will need to use JDK 1.7.0 prior to version 80 .  If your company requires JDK 1.8.0 you will need to upgrade to Process Automation version 4.3.x.


Please note - This also applies to the non-public JDK 7 releases, versions 1.7.0_81 or later.  

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