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Automated way to pull Java updates?

4315414 Member Posts: 1
edited September 2020 in Java User Groups Discussions

Hi all,

I work in IT for a company and we are looking for a way to automate the pulling of certain Java updates as they come out. The 7 files we need are:

(X refers to latest version)

- jdk8uX-windows-i586.exe

- jdk-8uX-windows-x64.exe

- jdk-X_windows-x64_bin.exe

- jdk-X_windows-x64_bin.exe

- jre-8uX-windows-i586.exe

- jre-8uX-windows-x64.exe

- server-jre-8uX-windows-x64.tar.gz

Currently, we are able to pull these files from the Oracle website, however they are blocked behind a sign-in wall. In the past, we had a script that would run and scan the page for content, & automatically detect the install link and download them. But now, when I click on download, it prompts me to login each time. These files are downloaded then uploaded to an on-prem server that our developers can access. I'm curious to see if anyone else out there has developed a work around/solution or found a way to pull these files from a centrally managed place.





  • karianna
    karianna Member Posts: 205 Blue Ribbon
    edited September 2020

    YOu'll need to contact Oracle customer support.  Else you can try an alternative OpenJDK provider that has an Open API.

  • nihitthakkar
    nihitthakkar Member Posts: 120 Blue Ribbon

    Change Automatic Update Settings:

    1. Find and launch the Java Control Panel.

    2. Click the Update tab to access the settings.

    3. To enable Java Update to automatically check for updates, select the Check for Updates Automatically check box.

    4. To disable Java Update, deselect the Check for Updates Automatically check box.

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