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Maintenance Mode and Deprecations in 7.3

With each new DXP release, a feature may not warrant continued enhancements or may become obsolete. Stopping enhancements for a feature puts it in Maintenance Mode.

Maintenance Mode: The feature is supported but no longer being enhanced.

Obsolete features are eventually removed or replaced with newer, better features. Before dropping support for an obsolete feature, Liferay marks it Deprecated.

Deprecated: The feature will be unsupported as early as the next minor version release. For example, support for a feature deprecated in 7.3 can be dropped as early as 7.4.

Important

Plan to stop using deprecated features because their support may cease as early as the next minor release.

Important

Please see Maintenance Mode and Deprecation Policies for details.

Deprecated Feature Availability

Deprecated features have different availability:

Bundled: The feature is included in the Liferay product.

Marketplace: The feature is included in a Marketplace app final version.

Archived: The feature is unavailable, but its code is available in a sources artifact on Liferay’s repository at https://repository.liferay.com/nexus/index.html#welcome.

Removed: The feature and its code are unavailable.

Features Deprecated in 7.3

Here are the features deprecated in 7.3:

Feature Availability Notes
Central Authentication Service (CAS) Bundled Deprecated in 7.2. Migrate to SAML based authentication.
DDM Form Builder, DDL, and Polls Bundled Replaced by App Builder and Forms Reports.
Elasticsearch 6 Connector Removed Replaced by Elasticsearch 7 Connector.
Flash widget Removed No direct replacement. FlashPlayer end-of-life is Dec 31, 2020.
Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) browser support Bundled Switch to Microsoft Edge with IE11 support enabled.
JAAS support Bundled No direct replacement.
JQuery default global Liferay variables Bundled (disabled) You can bring back the old behaviour by setting the Enable jQuery property in System SettingsThird PartyjQuery to true.
Liferay Bookmarks Archived No direct replacement.
Liferay Sync Connector and Sync Client Marketplace and downloads No direct replacement.
OpenAM / OpenSSO Bundled Deprecated in 7.2. Migrate to SAML based authentication.
OpenID Marketplace Replaced by OpenID Connect. Deprecated in 7.2.
Project Template: project-templates-activator Archived in GitHub No replacement.
Project Template: project-templates-freemarker-portlet Archived in GitHub No replacement.
Screens Github - iOS: 5.2.0, Android: 5.1.0 Use the Mobile SDK and the Headless APIs.
Search widget (classic) in Tools category Bundled Deprecated in 7.1. Replaced by the Search widgets in the Search category.
SOAP Web Services Bundled (disabled) The Axis Servlet (e.g., publishes services to http://localhost:8080/api/axis/) can be enabled with this Portal Property setting axis.servlet.enabled. Liferay *SOAP classes are deprecated.
Solr Marketplace Replaced by Elasticsearch.
Theme: Fjord Archived No direct replacement.
Theme: Porygon Archived No direct replacement.
Theme: Westeros Archived No direct replacement.
Virtual Instance: Per-virtual instance portal property files Archived Replaced by virtual instance configuration in the Control Panel.
Xuggler Removed No direct replacement.

Features deprecated in earlier Liferay versions may also need to be considered, if you are upgrading from an earlier version.

Features Moved to Maintenance Mode in 7.3

Here are the features moved to Maintenance Mode in 7.3:

  • Export/Import

  • Liferay Drools

  • Liferay Mobile Experience: Mobile SDK, Push

  • Liferay Reports

  • Site Templates