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Maintenance Mode and Deprecations in 7.2

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 7.2 can be dropped as early as 7.3.

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.

Final: The final version of the Marketplace app is released for this Liferay 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.

If you’re upgrading from Liferay 7.0 or earlier, examine the deprecations that occurred in the applicable releases:

Features Deprecated in 7.2

Here are the features deprecated in 7.2:

Feature Availability Notes
AlloyUI Bundled Replaced by MetalJS (temporary) exposed as ClayUI tag equivalents.
Audience Targeting Removed Replaced by Personalization (see Migrating from Audience Targeting).
Central Authentication Service (CAS) Bundled Migrate to SAML based authentication.
CMIS Store Removed Migrate to another File Store option. Before upgrading to Liferay 7.2, migrate your File Store data.
Google Login Marketplace Replaced by OpenID Connect.
JCRStore Removed Migrate to another File Store option. Before upgrading to Liferay 7.2, migrate your File Store data.
Liferay Mobile Device Detection Lite Final No direct replacement.
Liferay Mobile Device Detection Enterprise Removed Contact 51Degrees for up-to-date definitions
Live Users Bundled Enabled through the live.users.enabled portal property.
NTLM Removed Security vulnerabilities persist with NTLM. It is replaced by Kerberos. If you're using NTLM to authenticate Microsoft Windows™ accounts with , switch to using Kerberos.
OAuth 1.0a Marketplace Replaced by OAuth 2.0, which is included in the bundle.
OpenAM / OpenSSO Bundled Migrate to SAML based authentication.
OpenID Marketplace Replaced by OpenID Connect.
Resources Importer Bundled Deprecated as of 7.1 with no direct replacement
RSS Publisher Bundled See the article on enabling and using this widget.
Search widget (classic) in Tools category Bundled Deprecated in 7.1. Replaced by the Search widgets in the Search category.
Sprite framework Bundled Liferay's image sprite framework is deprecated and is disabled by default via the sprite.enabled portal property. You can still build image sprites using any framework you like and deploy them in your plugins.
Theme: Fjord Final No direct replacement.
Theme: Porygon Final No direct replacement.
Theme: Westeros Final No direct replacement.
User Group Pages (Copy Mode) Bundled See the Legacy User Group Sites Behavior instructions on how to enable it.
Web Form Removed Final version released for 7.0.

Features Moved to Maintenance Mode in 7.2

Here are the features moved to maintenance mode in 7.2:

  • Liferay Connected Services (LCS)

  • Liferay Mobile Experience (Liferay Screens, Liferay Mobile SDK, Liferay Push)

  • Liferay Sync

  • Staging