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Updating Shinydrive and Content Server 16.2.7 (and above) to work with with Java 11

OpenText Content Server has published a recent update that uses OpenJDK Java 11. Java 11 does not include JavaBeans(TM) Activation Framework. A workaround for this issue has been found but should be implemented in a dev/qa environment first to ensure compatibility.


This guide assumes you have Tomcat 8.5 or 9 installed using Java 11. This workaround should also be done before you have deployed shinydrive-server.war, sd-csws.war, and cws.war.

  1. Download activation-1.1.1.jar from this page.

  2. Place the .jar in [install_directory]\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat #.#\lib.

  3. After installing OpenJDK Java 11, you will need to update the Java Virtual Machine path in the Tomcat8.5w.exe or Tomcat9.0w.exe>Java tab to point to OpenJDK Java 11:

  4. Continue with the deployment of war files.

Download activation-1.1.1.jar

activation-1.1.1.jar

(SHA1: 485DE3A253E23F645037828C07F1D7F1AF40763A)

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