Advanced Management Console 2.20 Release Notes

The Java Advanced Management Console (AMC) offers system administrators greater and easier control in managing Java version compatibility and security updates for desktops within their enterprise and for ISVs with Java-based applications and solutions.

AMC is available from My Oracle Support (MOS) and Java Advanced Management Console Downloads page. For an overview of the Advanced Management Console, see the Advanced Management Console product page.

What's New

See the What's New In Advanced Management Console page for descriptions of the additions to the Advanced Management Console features in all releases until now.


Other Notes

The following points provide additional information about this release:

  • Containerized Advanced Management Console

    Oracle provides an easy-to-deploy containerized version of Advanced Management Console. Containerized AMC uses WebLogic Kubernetes Operator (WKO) for deploying and managing AMC. This solution can be easily deployed in cloud or non-cloud environments and leverages scaling functionality of the operator within a Kubernetes framework. This will address the complexity involved in installing and maintaining the non-containerized AMC without the intervention of IT or any specialized technical skills. For more details, see Containerized AMC Deployment Guide.

  • Support for Oracle WebLogic 14c

    Advanced Management Console version 2.20 onwards supports Oracle WebLogic 14c.

  • Automatic Update of Advanced Management Console Agent

    When upgrading the Advanced Management Console to version 2.17 or later, and if the Agent Auto Update option is enabled, you must manually replace the signing certificate in the agent machine. For detailed steps, see Automatic Update of Advanced Management Console Agent.

  • Advanced Management Console Agent Installation on macOS

    While installing Advanced Management Console agent on macOS, a dialog appears confirming that the AMCAgent app is downloaded. Click Open to install the agent successfully.

  • JRE Path Reported Differently in macOS Catalina

    Due to change in the macOS Catalina file system, the files and folders present in the user directory are displayed in another path as well. To avoid reporting duplicates, the path /System/Volumes/ is excluded from JRE tracking by default on macOS. To include this path, remove the /System/Volumes/ entry from the Paths To Exclude From JRE Tracking field. For detailed steps, see Tracking Managed JREs in Agents.

  • Password Reset Support

    The password reset functionality added in AMC 2.17 does not support LDAP accounts.

  • End of Support for Oracle WebLogic Server 12.1.x

    Oracle WebLogic Server 12.1.x Extended Support ended in Dec 2019. Therefore, AMC updates released after Dec 2019 require Oracle WebLogic Server 12.2.x. AMC users running on WebLogic Server 12.1.x should upgrade to 12.2.x as soon as possible.

  • End of Support for Windows 7

    Microsoft will not support Windows 7 post January 14, 2020. Consequently, Windows 7 will not be a supported platform for future releases of AMC.

  • Java Web Start

    Java Web Start has been removed from Java SE 11 and later. Hence, while uploading JRE using the Add Java Version window, the jnlp file gets downloaded. You need to run the java webstart command to open the Add Java Version window and upload the file.

    For additional information about Java Web Start, see: Java Client Roadmap Update.

  • Security Recommendations for WebLogic Server

    AMC requires that you keep your instance of WebLogic Server up-to-date with security patches. It is recommended that you subscribe to receive notifications of Oracle’s Critical Patch Update Advisories and Security Alerts. Refer to for instructions.

  • Java Plug-in Support for JDK 8

    Java plug-in support is removed from JDK 8 (8u271) on macOS, Linux, and Solaris platforms.

  • Java Plug-in Support in Browsers

    Java Plug-in support has been removed from Chrome, Firefox, and Safari browsers in Windows, Linux, and macOS platforms.

    For additional information, see:

Known Issues

The following table lists the known issues in the Advanced Management Console 2.20 release.

JAMC Number Description
1 JAMC-4933 Web Enabled JREs may not been reported correctly for initial scan when jre version is the same as AMC agent bundled
2 JAMC-8687 WebEnabled JREs not displayed for Linux agent server/desktops
3 JAMC-8962 Containerized AMC download speed is very slow for agent and JRE
4 JAMC-9150 macOS - Valid pkg file import fails with error: Selected Java Installer file doesn’t have required metadata

Fixed Issues

The following table contains a list of issues that were addressed in the Advanced Management Console 2.20 release.

JAMC Number Description
1 JAMC-5779 System jre may not been reported correctly for initial scan when jre version is the same as AMC agent bundled
2 JAMC-6070 RFE: AMC database cleaning tools
3 JAMC-8639 Provide Security Question during Password Reset
4 JAMC-8689 Unable to Deploy AMC in WebLogic Server 14c
5 JAMC-8698 HTML Source is displayed in Web UI
6 JAMC-8841 JEP C196: Packaging, Delivery and Deployment of Containerized Advanced Management Console
7 JAMC-8881 JAMC-8878 Lock frequent password reset activity
8 JAMC-8913 Post AMC server initialization Java Releases table remain empty
9 JAMC-8941 Jlink AMC application jre Vendor is Unidentified
10 JAMC-8943 Do not put to non-Oracle JREs
11 JAMC-8945 AMC Agent on Linux scans root filesystem which takes too long
12 JAMC-8969 Initialization fails due to table or view does not exist
13 JAMC-8976 Security Question Page Doesn't support client validation
14 JAMC-8977 Security Question's Answer must have valid restrictions
15 JAMC-8978 Heading label missing on security-question page
16 JAMC-8999 Client side validation fails on security-Question page for similar Question, while Initialization
17 JAMC-9025 Variation in Security Question Dialog question/answer implementation
18 JAMC-9030 Inconsistencies during agents registration
19 JAMC-9042 Security QA should be persisted in initialisation wizard when traversed to Next/Previous Pages
20 JAMC-9050 Unable to see properties from Java Usage Pivotal Views
21 JAMC-9051 Unable to select only required records for deletion
22 JAMC-9089 Java Usage Page is displayed as blank in Internet Explorer 11
23 JAMC-9100 Change the SHA256 checksum font style to monospaced
24 JAMC-9101 The location of the "Export Data" button is changed when the scroll bar is displayed
25 JAMC-9109 Unable to login to AMC with LDAP Credentials
26 JAMC-9120 Update Copyright year to 2021 for AMC releases
27 JAMC-9135 Message drop for locale specific strings
28 JAMC-9136 No success information is displayed in the log after restarting the Agent
29 JAMC-9157 Password Reset Functionality Failure
30 JAMC-9175 Message Statement Is Not Clear for Database Maintenance
31 JAMC-9196 Update Linux Agent install script help instructions
32 JAMC-9197 Update WLS 14c support in MOS README