Custom Active Response re-compilation on Upgrade

Document ID : KB000103212
Last Modified Date : 28/06/2018
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Question:
We have installed CA SSO 12.52 SP1 on Windows 2008 SP2 32 bits.
JVM used: 1.6.32 32 bits.

We are going to upgrade to CA SSO 12.8 on Windows 2012 64 bits.
JVM used: 1.8.x 64 bits ( latest releases )

We have developped several Active Responses. ( about 8 ), that are
working fine since 5 years on JSDK 1.6 and about CA SSO 12.0 and CA
SSO 12.52 SP1 ( after our last upgrade ) We used JSDK 1.6 ( major 50 )

Do we need re-compile actual Custom Active Responses to be run under
CA SSO 12.8 Policy Server ?
Answer:
We recommend you to recompile the custom code with the new JVM, but
also to use the SDK 12.8 to insure that the functions that your custom
code will use to be at the exact level of the Policy Server one and
they are up to date.

But depending of the code you're using, you may test it as is with the
new Policy Server. As java code is bit code and can be move from
version, there are chances that the former .jar files will still work
fine with the new JDK and Policy Server.

If from those tests you face any execution problem, then recompile with
the new JDK and SDK as per the ones that Policy Server runs.
 
Additional Information:
SDKs
https://docops.ca.com/ca-single-sign-on/12-8/en/programming/sdks