Product Registration begins with the JDK Registration Login page that is launched in your browser after the JDK installation completes (on Windows, click the Finish button on the last installer panel). Log in to your existing Oracle Single Sign-On (SSO) account (http://support.oracle.com/) to register the JDK. If you do not have an existing account, you can create one during the registration process.
You can also complete product registration at any time after installation by opening the register.html file located in the directory where the JDK is located on your system (typically C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_05 on Windows, /usr/jdk/jdk1.6.0_05 on Solaris and /usr/java/jdk1.6.0_05 on Linux for JDK6 update 5 release as an example).
During the product registration process, Oracle collects digital product identifiers from the Oracle Java Development Kit (JDK) and general information about your system. The collected data provides important feedback to Oracle in order to improve the user experience and to optimize the programs and services we offer customers.
Registration data is sent to Oracle when the user successfully installs the JDK and gets the JDK Registration Login page on the web. If you do not register, the data will not be saved. The system that contains the JDK must be connected to the Internet.
Small encrypted XML messages are transported via a secure SSL connection over the Internet.
Registration is optional. Registration data is sent to Oracle when the user successfully installs the JDK and gets the JDK Registration Login page on the web. If you do not register, the data will not be saved.
The JDK Registration process has two steps:
As part of the registration process, the user's Oracle SSO ID is sent to Oracle. When the registration is submitted, the following product registration information is sent to Oracle:
|Unique identifier for that instance of the JDK
|Name of the JDK (e.g. Java SE 6 Development Kit)
|Unique identifier for the product being registered
|Vendor of the JDK (e.g. Oracle)
|Version of the JDK (e.g. 1.6.0_05)
|The parent product of the registered JDK (e.g. Java Platform Standard Edition 6 (Java SE 6))
|Unique identifier for the parent of the JDK
|The time the product was registered
|JDK distribution mechanism (bundle or installer name)
|The name of the product's container (e.g. "global")
The following information is sent to Oracle about the system on which the registered JDK resides:
|The hostname of the system
|The Operating System
|The version of the Operating System
|The Physical hardware architecture (like SPARC or AMD64)
|The hardware platform name (e.g. Oracle SPARC T3-1)
|The hardware manufacturer (e.g. Oracle)
|The CPU manufacturer (like AuthenticAMD or GenuineIntel)
|Host ID of the system
|Chassis serial number of the system
Host ID and serial number will only be used to correlate products registered for a particular machine and this allows Oracle to provide better support and updates including:
The above information is collected with the Service Tags technology. For more details on Service Tags and how the information we receive via Service Tags can help you track and manage your Oracle assets.