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Maintenance Mode and Deprecations in 7.4

With each new Liferay DXP and Liferay Portal 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 7.4 can be dropped as early as 7.5.

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 software.

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.

Features Deprecated in 7.4

Here are the features deprecated in 7.4:

Feature

Availability

Notes

App Builder, App Builder Workflow

Removed

Replaced by Liferay Objects.

Bootstrap 3 & Bootstrap 4 compatibility layer

Removed

Opt in to adding a compatibility layer during Theme upgrade or manually add the layer.

Commerce Account Widget

Removed

Replaced by the DXP/Portal Accounts Widget

Central Authentication Service (CAS)

Archived

Deprecated in 7.2. It is replaced by other solutions, including SAML, OpenID Connect, and Token-based SSO.

Commerce Categories Navigation widget

Bundled

Replaced by Display Page Templates Menu Display support.

Commerce Bill of Materials (BOM)

Removed

To be replaced by Shop By Diagram.

Commerce Category Content widget

Bundled

Replaced by Display Page Templates.

Digest Authentication

Bundled

Digest Authentication requires weak password hash storage, which is a vulnerability.

Dynamic Data Lists

Bundled

Deprecated in 7.3. It is replaced by Liferay Objects.

EXT Plugins support

Removed

Replaced by configuration settings and standard extension points.

Image Editor (Soy-based)

Removed

Replaced by a React-based image editor.

Google Login/SSO

Archived

Deprecated in 7.2. It is replaced by other solutions, including SAML, OpenID Connect, and Token-based SSO.

JAAS support code

Bundled

No replacement.

Liferay Mobile Device Detection Enterprise

Archived

Deprecated in 7.2. Contact 51Degrees for up-to-date definitions.

Liferay Screens

Removed. Final version released in 7.3.

No direct replacement; however, the Mobile SDK and Headless API support mobile application development.

Liferay Sync Connector and Sync Client

Archived

Deprecated in 7.3. It has no direct replacement.

Live Users

Bundled

Deprecated in 7.2. It is replaced by Analytics Cloud

Mobile SDK

Removed

Replaced by Headless Delivery.

NTLM

Archived

Deprecated in 7.2. It is replaced by Kerberos. If you’re using NTLM to authenticate Microsoft Windows™ accounts with , switch to using Kerberos.

OAuth 1.0a

Archived

Deprecated in 7.2. It is replaced by Liferay Connector to OAuth 2.0

Polls

Removed

Replaced by Forms/Forms Reports.

Search widget (classic)

Bundled

Deprecated in 7.1. It is replaced by the Search widgets.

SOAP Web Services

Bundled (disabled by default)

Replaced by JSON web services, REST services, and GraphQL services.

Solr Connector

Removed

Deprecated in 7.3. It is replaced by Elasticsearch.

Theme: Hello World

Archived

Deprecated in 7.3. There is no direct replacement.

Web Content Search widget

Archived

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 7.4

Here are the features moved to Maintenance Mode in 7.4:

Feature

Notes

Kaleo Forms

To be replaced replaced by business processes for Liferay Objects.

Note

Liferay continues to improve Import/Export and Staging, particularly for Remote Live Staging in scenarios that require content to be created in one environment and consumed in another. See Publishing Tools for more information.

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